@lee-white Thanks again for your responses! You sharing your knowledge and findings are much appreciated. After responding to your last post I went on You Tube and found a lot of videos on story boarding and also videos on portfolio submission and what they are looking for. I guess the last time I really looked into it I couldn't find anything that was really helping me. It is also hard when you don't know how many jobs are actually involved in the process, so thank you for pointing that out in your last response. I hope that this conversation also helps other people find some answers. I have watched some of the classes you taught and I appreciate what you know and how you share it.
Most of us just want to draw for a living and don't know the ins and outs of any part of the industry. With Google being so prevalent now, I don't know how anybody did it before. I'm not that young, I still remember writing papers using an encyclopedia and actually looking at books for resources in a library. I remember when I was a kid I just wanted to draw. I just wanted to make cartoons. I never actually did it until I started working professionally. I didn't finish a comic book until I was already a graphic designer. It's too late for me to go back to school to get a degree in animation because I already spent all the money I could getting a degree in graphic design. Now I have to focus on learning through other resources like SVS, You Tube, and Skillshare.
Basically I have the mind set that I'm not going to give up. I know it's easy to say that, but once I really put my time and energy into something I see results. When I was 19, I was a delivery driver at Domino's pizza. I worked my way up to store manager and then decided I didn't want to spend the rest of my life making pizza and running a restaurant. It wasn't until I decided I was going back to school that I was able to make a career change. After a year in school I got a job at a sign shop as a print tech. I then worked my way into the design department after 2 years, before I finished school. I know I can do it once I decide to. I really wish everybody that wanted to draw for a living would do that. I always have it in the back of my mind that I may not be the best artist, but I won't give up.
I am sorry for the rambling, I just wanted you to know some of my life experiences. Thanks again for responding to my post. I'm glad there are people like you that are willing to share what you know.