have to make up a thread of worries and fears again. xD
When browsing DeviantART and CA, i almost feel like the majority of the full developed, professionals are underaged. Many of them are even Pro at the age of 16, if not they are when they're 18 at least. And the "slowest" are like 19 or 20.
I have started to work hard on my skills when being at the end of 19, almost 20. I know I could shoot myself for that since I've drawn cince I'm 12, but NOT SERIOUSLY enough.
However, since all of those "child prodigies" it feels like i never can establish as an illustrator. i lack the money to get myself an education as an illustrator so I have to teach myself all the time.
I am currently 21 years and 4 months old, my drawings are still like noob garbage and I feel like I'm going to be forced living as a burger-flipping someone.
Currently i live on some small work so I have enough time for practicing drawing and I'm lucky enough my parents also help me out. But not until forever...
Still, these underaged pro's seem to make a living on their stuff. (they live my dream- that's a ton of motivation to me but also a ton of hopelessness).
That said, I want to know if any of you might be familiar with that and if there's even a chance for such old people like me who are still not pro at all...