Hello SVS! I'm Allison Gunnoe, and I'm a 21 year old artist who's been drawing her whole life, but only now stopping and taking a look at what I really want to do in life. Art has always been one of my biggest passion and while I dreamed of doing art for a living when I was younger, I shrugged off that dream with the thoughts that the art field is not a stable enough field to be able to live comfortably in. Now that I can see otherwise, I'm ready to start taking the steps to really hunker down and get serious about creating art and working on stories that I've had in my head for years.
You've come to a great place to do all of that. This community is very supportive, and filled with all skill levels. If you haven't signed up for the SVS online classes, I would highly recommend it, but if not, this place is also a great place to get feedback on your work.
I hope the best for you in your pursuit towards an art career, and welcome to the community!