heck to the YES i do
I got serious around your age (oh my god i feel really fucking old now) and I was determined to become a comic artist and do fabulous things
but shit became apparent very fast that it was going to take a shit long time.
also quick note about age: AGE DOESN”T MATTER. what matters is you finding the love for making art. And TRUST ME, MOST 15 YEAR OLDS ARE SHIT AT DRAWING. there are some freaky talented people in the world and especially on this website but do NOT ever EVER let other people’s age get you down. It fucking stings and makes you want to throw up because like how are you ever going to catch up?
slow down and remember its not a race, its not a game, its not anything that involves anyone but yourself. This is about your happiness and your drive
anyways the way to keep going is to not solidify anything. Study comics, study anatomy, study how to shade and light and color
find out what you like and the styles you enjoy.
i wrote something about style here but keep going
always draw. never ever stop. like seriously dont fucking stop
and the thing that will keep you going is finding WHY you draw
this sounds really simple, huh
it’s damn as hell not!
“because I enjoy it” isn’t an answer. and you might not find it right away, because its hard to figure out
i gave up on drawing dozens of times. i thought it was over, that i wasnt cut out for this shit, that i made a mistake, ect. but i always went back because it’s what i love
and it wasn’t until recently actually that I found my reason: to help people.
Like I consider myself a pretty mediocre artist, but its the meaning I want to put into my art that keeps me going
because you don’t have to have perfect anything to be powerful
not everyone is really really good at drawing! I’m sure as fuck not, and you might not be either
but its what you can do for yourself and others that drives an artist to pick up a pencil or stylus or brush or god knows what people are using these days
and the most you experiment the more you discover. There are so many different kinds of art its crazy.
papercraft, zines, comics, webcomics, interactive games, illustrations, fine illustration, graphic design, product design, advertisements, character artists, and a million more
do not hold yourself back by thinking “serious” means one specific thing
because you will change and morph and shapeshift over the years
so keep going