uglyfun wrote:I'm very lucky to have parents who support my desire to be an artist. I am more grateful and indebted to my parents than to anyone or anything else in the world. When I told my mother I definitely wanted to go to art school, she signed me up for figure drawing immediately-- so I drew my first nude figure at 14. I think that was the exact moment that I started to really improve and think about art in a new way. They encouraged me to take as many art classes as I wanted in and out of school, and didn't sweat my mediocre grades in math as long as I was maintaining a GPA good enough to get into my school of choice. They sent me to pre-college at an art school and they now pay most of my tuition so I can go to the art school of my choice. They were supportive when I took a year off to live, work, and intern across the country in California all alone. Not to mention all the sacrifices they've made in all the other areas of my life-- but speaking just in terms of how they see my art, my parents are beyond 100% supportive of what I do. I honestly think that has been crucial to my artistic development. They are seriously the best.
I have no doubt you had to make sacrifices yourself but I'd say you are a lucky person! I never considered taking art-classes outside of school perhaps would've helped me allot... Now it's much about me trying to make up for what I missed through what I call my "artistic dead years" (Years I was in highschool and did nothing but go to school and play videogames without drawing for a long time). It's tough because I'm not always in the mood to draw amazing bodies following a perfect anatomy. But I'll have to at some point and it's not that bad I guess.
phoenixgem wrote:Even so in a year and abit I'm *fingers crossesd* leaving home for a design school so I guess my support netwrok will change drastically then XD
You're like me, I hope my support network will grow and I hope making friends in the same fields of interest as me for once when I'll get in my animation program. I always wanted to talk seriously about art stuff with people but the people around me tend to listen very respectfully but don't add much to the conversation which I guess is normal but bothering at the same time.