I've signed up on CA a long time ago, but have quickly forgotten about it until recently. This place is kind of big, and would like some career advice. Although not sure which part of the forum I should go, and I'm not sure if CA is appropriate for the type of work I do. I'm at a loss at where to go so I would like some opinions on what type of industry and niche I should target since I have no idea. Here's some of my work: http://cchanart.tumblr.com/
Very nice, you have some lovely pieces in there. Although your link looks more like a sketchbook than an actual portfolio to me.
It will be your personal choice as to what career you want to pursue. This will be a combination of what is financially viable and your own dreams. Many careers cross over each other at some stage, but there is a big difference between being, say a book cover illustrator to being a comic book artist, but that's just my opinion.
If I were you, I would search the Art Discussion forum and Lounge. Your question sounds similar to a lot I've seen already. You have real potential so dont be shy to ask anything, we all have to go through that initial post hazing period, but if people see you are keen to learn and take advice, you generally do ok here.
Well, that can depend on where you want to get employed. Its very important you tailor the content of your portfolio to match the interests of your employer. As impressive as the life drawings are, they will be of little interest to most art directors.
There is a portfolio review section on the forums as well now.
I've found some really helpful info and insight right off the bat from the search. Haha, my dream job is unrealistic, so I've looking for a fall back realistic type of company or employer that I can market myself. I have been looking into book covers in bookstores, and have yet to find a publisher that fits my art style appropriately. Now I'm looking into concept design and asking if there's any other areas I could look into. I'll also looking into the portfolio review section too.