Hello! I’m Jake, I began drawing at the beginning of the year and since then I’ve become absolutely obsessed. So much so that I’m applying to an art program next fall, with the hope of creating a portfolio to move onto the illustration program. I’m 26 years old, so I feel a little behind the pack in both skill and time to be thinking of an art career but I think it’s worth pursuing something I’m passionate about rather than settling and wondering what if.. I’ve become a little overwhelmed and directionless recently with all of the resources available and this website provided the exact sense of direction I’ve needed.
Welcome to DTO! And being 26 is a plus, for you have more maturity and focus than many a younger student! So enjoy the process and progress. You’re absolutely at the right place to get both your basics in drawing and learn how to have a clear direction.
Greetings from the Netherlands,