Thanks for your answers, made me really happy.>>3809175
Great advice! I will totally look into some tutorials, sounds comfy. Actually I started digital as well, with Sai (bought btw - pls consider buying it if you use it, it's literally made by one dedicated guy), but I only ever drew shitty comics on DA. Now that I'm in art school and actually learned traditional painting - which I greatly enjoy btw - I really want to tramsfer these skills to the screen.>>3809195
Depends on what you started with, I guess. Painting takes longer for me and I'm sadly a very impatient person. (Working on improving that)>>3809110
How about graphic design? A great additional skillset for freelancing illustrators and the opportunity to get a comfy office job. I've know a guy who basically slacks off most of his day. He's mostly doing basic adobe stuff.
Honestly if there is something completley unrelated to art you're more interested in, do that instead. Really depends were YOU want to be in a few years.>>3809061
Stay dedicated, anon! The two years between dropping out of college and starting art school were the hardest years of my life - working full time to sustain myself, while also learning how to draw and finally creating a portfolio. If you want it, there's a way. Allow yourself to fail. As long as you get up again, learn from your mistakes and take the next step to pursuing your dream it's not that hard. Maybe I'm rambling a bit too much here, but for me the moment where I full heartedly decided art as my carreer, things became easier. Trust that decision.