Hahaha. Hello, Neighbor! I am happy to find another soul lost in architecture
Architecture is my day job and at the moment I am not getting paid for my illustrations. I gave myself one year from now (due to other matters) to practice illustration. Then I would like to gradually transition from architecture. I was never passionate about architecture. It is as good as it gets. It helped me to get where I am but I feel that time to move on.
As per your question I assume that you are also suffering from the schizophrenic duality of the rigid modularity of architecture and the lyrical fluency of illustration. I couldn't yet loosen myself from architecture so I try to build it into my style. Whenever I try a more organic, loose style I get anxious and would like to finesse until it gets rigid
However, I think architecture really helps with an artistic thinking, composition, design which can be adapted to illustration. For example, there is a Hungarian animation director who started as an architect and became very successful with a very distinctive art in animation. Marcell Jankovics. His work might have seeped through to Romania.
So I understand you being disenchanted with architecture. If you don't like it try to give a little time for yourself in London and see if you find something closer to illustration and think about architecture as an option B. The thing about architecture as a profession is that it selfishly wants to be your #1 and doesn't really let you work on other things on the side.
Keep me posted about your transition to London. Good luck. I am interested in how it turns out. If I can help let me know as I guess we have a couple things in common. Lol.