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I want to have a career in art but I am scared.
Hello everyone! I am currently a sophomore in high school. My only hobby is art and i have such a strong passion for it. I love to paint and digitally draw like semi-realistic people and cartoons! I am also working on my technical skills and branching out to new techniques. Art is one of the only things that I can say I'm "good" at or dedicated to. Some jobs that interest me art: concept artist and animator. But the thing is... my parents do not think this is realistic. I live in a strict household and everyone in my family is in business ! I've mentioned a few times about going to art school with my parents, and my mom is iffy saying that how are you going to buy a purse if you do art.(I also grew up spoiled or had the luxury of food and a nice house) And this doesn't bother me that much because I rather be happy doing what I love then hating life, but I am still scared. And my dad strongly disapproves so even if i apply for an art college they would never pay for art schools insane tuition! The only thing I think they would approve of is something that's part business or well payed, which is why I've been looking into become a creative director. Business jobs don't sound too bad to me but mainly because it pays better but it's also a hit or miss..... Also- I don't get very outstanding grades (i have c+)so is that going to that affect anything? Do you have any advice for what I should do with my parents? What job is most suitable for me and what should I do to get to that goal? Please someone help me, I am just so clueless of the real world. I know eventually I have to bust my butt and become a working adult, but I'm in desperate need to guidance! Thank you so much.6 replies