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Almost a year since I started to "seriously" learn and practice. I'm beg+, 26 and every day my doubts on art and life are growing. To get a job I still need to get the mad skills. I don't exactly know how art jobs I could look forward to, and even if I can dedicate 1 more year for learning as an adult I'm not satisfied with random drawings, even if while drawing I'm enjoying art and the process. I also like IT stuff but I can't even dream to compete with people straight out of school who know mathematics and are stem oriented. I'm getting a 2 year associate in graphics and we learn 3D and webdev stuff too and even if I'm enjoying both I feel others are more competent.

Help, please, even if my post is just random ramblings. Amy advice on career path?
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It's hard to suggest a career path when you yourself can't state what sort of "art" you want to do in the first place.

You need to trim down on your goals and give it a deep think on what you want to do and what you actually excel at, many people arrive on their respective conclusions doing something else and really there's no telling when your answer will come to you.

Also 1 year's worth of practice is literally nothing unless you can already create something amazing, not many people has pass the "mastering the fundamentals" stage in just a few years.
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>>3968579
>yourself can't state what sort of "art" you want to do in the first place.
I'm enjoying pen sketches and painting, a bit less digital. I did dabble in 3D in class and it was fun and i did well. I can't exactly imagine what could I do with these skills as art industry is non-existent here besides some "esteemed" artists sitting in popular tourist and culture spots, selling post card sized landscape paintings.

>Also 1 year's worth of practice is literally nothing unless you can already create something amazing, not many people has pass the "mastering the fundamentals" stage in just a few years.

I'm at age where I fear dedicating time for something that will doom me. I have huge doubts and I could try to transfer credits to more IT oriented associate degree that's have 3D and web development but no trad painting but mathematics which I didn't touch for 6 years now.

Personally, I'm enjoying being one person army jack of all the trades but that might give me employment or money.
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Imagine buying your first electric piano and going on /mu/ a year or two later asking why you aren't being paid for gigs. I don't get it
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>>3968605
I'm typing on a phone, sorry for awful grammar.
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>>3968609
You're right, but how can I tell what to focus on? People have who adolescence to figure out what to do with their hobbies, interests or talents. I have 1 more year to but his and find a job at late age.
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>>3968605
You are in that period where you are almost graduating and fearful of a job, everyone's been through that.

My advice would be to keep doing the thing that will actually put bread on the table and do art as a hobby for now, like what >>3968609 said, you can't just rush into art and think you are going to plan a career around something you just started to do a year ago, it doesn't work like that.

>>3968615
>People have who adolescence to figure out what to do with their hobbies, interests or talents. I have 1 more year to but his and find a job at late age.

The guy who did Akagi and Kaiji hit it big when he's around 40, this might be an extreme example but you really shouldn't worry about things like that especially when nothing about you has set in stone yet.
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>>3968564
>I also like IT stuff but I can't even dream to compete with people straight out of school who know mathematics and are stem oriented


What do you mean with this? Have you done some serious research? As far as I know there are plenty IT jobs around, you just have to acquire the minimum skills to be hired. Obviously most people in the field won't make +100 K per year (at Google or whatever).
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>>3968737
Most IT work boils down to specialize common sense about technology and the ability to understand logic. If you have both of those, and can demonstrate willingness to learn/be professional you should be able to find a job. Doubly so if you are willing to relocate etc. Dont fall for the work at Microsoft or Google meme unless you want your job to be your life. The only people who get ahead in Silicon Valley are either in marketing or salesmen.



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