Hey Sodayaka, I have a solution for you that you may not have thought of. Me and a few artist friends of mine got the idea to begin creating something called residual income for ourselves and it has been going great. We can do our art and take jobs that we like and MOVE ON with our careers in directions we want because of the money coming in. It wouldnt serve it justice to explain it all here.. so just send me a note if youre interested, and we can talk about it more personally a bit further. Im here to help you the whole way too.
saw your gallery. if youre a sophomore in highschool and youre at that caliber... Id say you got about 2 years to push your art to the next level. then maybe you can land a job in design or something. Good luck.
Don't rush your choices. You are still young, and you're probably going to change a lot over the next few years. If you decide on a path now it might not be the right one, so just live your life for now and figure out what you really want to do when you get older.
Don't even worry about your career now, you have so many years that even if you find something you are dead set in, life will have a habit of happening on its own. If anything just try to figure yourself out, if you can do that, then later it'll be easier to find what you want to do out.
I have a secure but a bit boring job and do photography, writing and illustrations in my free time. Works for me, because I don't have the drive to become a pro artist. (And I absolutely don't want to be a starving artist. Living from you art is difficult.)
IT. I do stuff with computers. A field I ended up by sheer coincidence. To bad in these times there are no guaranteed jobs. Coming decades a lot of the old jobs will change or disappear due to developments in robotics and smart software. I hope you will find something.
It want until a yeah after I graduated I realized what I wanted to have for an occupation, keep it in mind, it will hit you, my best advice if you want to make a choice, make sure you decide on learning a skill that people "Need" Like for instance Plumming, auto repair, carpentry, Computer repair (Like me) medical, or maybe accounting. its best to choose something that will never go away!
Hello again I plan on following my mind rather than my heart, as it seems more stable to follow my mind. I originally wanted to become a art teacher, but since my art grades weren't that great (and I mostly like drawing anime), I've decided to aim to become a Japanese teacher since I'm more better at Japanese than Art.
But I plan on continuing to improve my art, and maybe one day sell my art as a hobby
So what I'm trying to say is maybe you could do both? But one as a serious full-time job, and the other as a hobby? So you don't have to give up one of them
You're a sophomore in high school. Enjoy the easy life while you still can; you have a couple of years until you have to start worrying about that stuff, and I even know people in their junior year of college that still don't know what they want to do with their lives. Just keep up your grades in high school and keep an open mind.