Hi guys! So this is a big update and I'd appreciate if you read it and gave me any advice / help on the matter.
As you may know, I have been attending college for a semester and a half, and it has taken me that long (or short?) to realize that art college is not taking me where I want to go. The sheer restriction on creativity and the enormous emphasis on abstraction in the program I'm in is driving me up a blank white gallery wall in a car with two and a half wheels. As I look ahead to the "fun stuff" (the actual illustration program), I'm seeing work I could easily accomplish by simply practicing every day on my own time while I work a full-time job. The argument to stay in college is obviously the degree itself, but with those little letters comes a whole ton of debt and no promise of a better paying job.
So in light of this, I've been considering leaving and getting a menial full-time day job to support myself, and then dedicate the remainder of my worktime to internet cartooning and plush stuff. Eventually, I'd just like to do the internet stuff full time. As this is a HUGE risk, I'm obviously a little nervous! Lately I've been putting a lot more energy into Fairy Foxes, and eventually I hope I can start getting stuff out within a month or two of each other. Once I pick up speed and reliability, I'll probably start asking for donations so I can eat and stuff like that.
Any advice you guys might have would be great, and encouragement is always welcome.
Oh yeah! I'm holding livestream hangouts on YouTube every Thursday or Friday just of me animating Fairy Foxes; I really appreciate visitors!
Christy / StickFreeks