I want to become an animator. That’s the gist of it. I can see you wrinkling your nose at me already.
I am very confident of my art and I’ve been practicing endlessly for years upon years. Although my parents don’t like the idea of pursuing an art career, and I can understand where their worry lies. I /have/ been letting the thought rot in my mind at night for several months now.
My parents have already listed several alternatives, a few of which already integrating art in some form. I /did/ consider their options for a period of time and disregarded art as a possiblity. With the inspiration of some friends although, the spark that fuels my passion for art has returned at full throttle.
I am aware of some difficulties that come with pursuing art. The lack of demand, the lower pay, the difficulties of marketting yourself if you choose to be self-employed, having to spend extra hours out of your time so that you can meet your deadline with quality work.
But I’ve grown to doubt myself. I worry if I really won’t be able to find myself a job as an artist, while I understand through my research that such opportunities are provided through knowing people moreso than skills. Or thatthe amount of work I input won’t output that of which should meet my needs… financially or the like. I worry that if I /don’t/ pursue art and choose to go for something that will please my parents, that I’ll grow sick, tired and bored of my choice and yearn for my dream and feel regretful. This lack of resolve makes me feel sad.
… If anything, I believe I am capable of having to live frugally. It’s not like I haven’t been doing that for the past couple of years.
I would greatly appreciate your input a lot more if you know/knew anyone who decided to pursue an art career!