I want to be a concept artist...advice?
My dream for the past couple years has been to be a concept artist for videogames (and movies?).
I'm 18 and graduated a year ago. I took the year off to make money and have fun, but now I want (need) to start a career. I have been drawing for all my life and recently started getting into digital.
Before I go and spend A CRAZY amount of money on an art school, I want to know if it's a path I should go down...That's why I've posted here to get some advice.
Here's my DeviantART profile: http://julionicoletti.deviantart.com/
(I'm not new to it, but I made a new account a few days ago...)
Basically, do you think it's something I should look into? Please be honest. Don't just say "Follow your dreams!". I come from a very poor family and art school is expensive...I need to be realistic here. Should I keep going in this direction?
Most importantly, I want to know if there are any scholarships or bursaries for someone like me (out of school...) that rely on a portfolio rather than an essay (I am a rubbish writer :P)
I would be very thankful for a reply!
PS: I looked through thread (forget what it was called) on here that included a breakdown of what being a concept artist means/salaries/etc. It's something I am up for