I am drawing since the age of 21.
I First started drawing anime sketch copying characters that i liked.
From age 22 to 23 i trained myself at home by watching courses and on books, to paint and draw realistic portrait, and results are pretty good.
Everyone tell me that i should pursue drawing portrait they are awesome, i got 2/3 commissions but ive stopped because i didnt enjoyed… its boring.
Then at age 23 i discovered how illustrations, manga, animations, can capture the heart of people and i am actually training myself to leave the realistic style to approach a more “Illustrative” one.
I were drawing an image for 20/30+ hours and it was boring.
Now i draw one image per day and they look pretty fkn bad! Look like it os painted by a kid, but i am actually trying hard to minimize the amount of unecessary informations on it. It should be simple and effective.
The big fact is that now I am 25, i worked with a side job since now, and i were doing art on the side, everyday, 4h a day.
Social life isnt going so good so i decided for now to leave all jobs.
You wonder why am i asking for help here. Because I really like to do a own manga or animation because i think its the best “medium” to tell.stories atm.
I really would pay gold to have a job into art but in my country there are any and I wouldnt like to have to forcely travel into other places, for example Japan, that i do not share as “working place” for some reason.
Anyway I am in a very good country, Italy, here all is good, except if you search something in art. Art here count “zero”. Here is more important to do pizza than do art. Trust me if i say this thing. Dont trust museums.
Wrapping it up… sorry for my bad english… i tried my best… What is your advice? Should i give up?