Anonymous asked: Hey! I was wondering if you had any advice for a high schooler wanting to do something in the art field when they grow up (me) I love drawing and creating + couldn't imagine doing anything else for a living but my parents act like I told them I was going to jump off a cliff.honestly I have no clue on college or anything for that matter. And I am just so stressed because high school is flying bye and I don't know what to do I was wondering if you could point me in the right way btw ur amazing bye
Wow, first of all thank you very much! Second of all, I’m not 100% sure what to tell you as there is no real right direction to take and by no means am I an authority on any of this stuff (I’m definitely still learning as I go), nor am I the best at dispensing advice, but I would just say that if you want to go into an art field, by all means go for it! Wanting to work in the arts can definitely sound…intimidating as there is a misconception that being an artist has to mean being a starving artist, but that isn’t necessarily true. You’ll definitely need to work hard and have a certain degree of skill, but there is always a demand for creative individuals in various industries. I work in entertainment, but there’s a huge array of fields you could go into depending on what you like doing.
Plus as far as schools go, you don’t have to attend an art school to study art; I studied at Syracuse University in their Visual and Performing Arts department and learned a ton from both my professors and my peers everyday I was there. Really though when you boil it all down, what’s important is to find what sort of thing you want to do or what you feel inspired to create and just put all of yourself into that. Constant practice and actively trying to learn new things are both integral parts of being successful in the professional world. Actively pursue whatever it is you want to do with a passion, but also with a level of practicality.
Hope all of my rambling helps and good luck :)