I am in my late 30’s, a father of 3 and work as a shipper/receiver for a plumbing wholesaler. Most of my working life my jobs have been lower tier physical labour jobs with some exceptions.
I really like the 3 point perspective topic about having dreams, and working towards them. This year i have been pushing myself out of my comfort zone with my art. Wanting to kick my skill level up a couple of notches and trying to work towards my dream of illustrating 1 kids lit book and/or making illustrating a full time job. My goal this year is to have a website show casing my portfolio.
So with this in mind i have some questions:
Is it too late to make a career change into illustration?
Is this dream attainable how did you do it? What steps did you take to get to where wanted to be?
When did you decide to make it a full time gig? Or, did/do you still work a full time job and do illustration on the side?
Is there a well known illustrator that you admire that started their illustration career later in life?
Thanks for taking your time to read.