by Jing Graphics on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 3:21pm
'there is a lot you gotta bear in mind, before thinking about applying anywhere.
Ask yourself, is your art good enough to compete with other industry professionals. If it's not, then you have to put all of your energy into the effort of achiving a higher skill level. When I read that you're lazy, then there is already something wrong. You need to be the biggest motivation for your art, you need to push yourself to create art on a daily basis. Not just two hours a day, but six or seven. You need to sacrifice your time. It's good to have high goals, but you have to work hard to achieve those. If you cannot motivate yourself enough to grasp for your dreams, no university or art college can teach you how to do it.
Remember, I am completly self taught. I never had any art education or a mentor to ask what is right and what is wrong. At the age of 17 I was already working professionally as an Illustrator in germany. There were no Forums around back then, no pros that I could have asked. I just did what I wanted to do, and that was to become an artist. 2006 marks my tenth year in my career as a professional. And it was my will that brought me this far. So you have to have the guts to go for what you want in life, but you also have to put the time into nurturing your skills.
Just my two cents'
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