Hey man. Love the polished battle angel. She looks awesome.
And about my classmate, he was having a tough time and even lost his job at a studio because of his condition. Those people at the studios suck. But he din't give up and he kept trying for different studios. Since he is into 3d modelling he got into an architecture based studio. Now he is working there and doing his best.
Please dont give up hope my friend. JUst push through.