Last night, my mother called me down and asked me to sign up for the SAT (which, in itself, was a 2 hour long process). We started talking about grades, college, etc. and how I have little chance of going to a good college and majoring in Graphic Design. I may be stuck working minimum wage my entire life!
So, yeah, not happy.
Now let me tell you about my dreams. Ever since I hit puberty and got into hentai/yaoi/whatever, I've wanted to draw explicit pictures of characters, my own or someone elses, for a price I guess. However, there's only one problem- I suck at drawing but I love doing it and I have so many good ideas.
Shadman, an artist I admire, makes over 1,500 dollars a month from his Patreon alone to draw dickgirls. That's what I wanna do. Normally I can make that amount of money asking people if they'd like fries with that, but that's boring.
So, what do I ask of you? Not money. Not promotions. Not shit from my Amazon wishlist. Just if you have ANY advice, tutorials, tutorial book scans, software recommendations, author recommendations, techniques, insight on what kind of shit people will pay me to draw, or anything that can help me, GIVE IT TO ME. Send tutorials in notes. Comment with good artists to learn from. Link me to Youtube drawing channels you follow. And no, I didn't make this journal for anyone to tell me to "just Google it". I only have a year before I have to move out of my parent's house (they seem pretty set on not letting me live there past high school) and then get an apartment, pay rent, and have a job. That's only a year to get good enough at drawing that people will enjoy my shit enough to pay me for it.
One day, I hope to start my own website with my art on it (and only my art on it, not like Deviantart). When I do, I will one day implement a membership system. And all of you guys, aka all my active watchers on Deviantart, active followers on Tumblr, people I play games online with, people I know in real life, etc. will get completely free lifetime Diamond Memberships to my site (if you want them) which means access to all content, exclusive content, frequent gift art, features, etc. including free commissions (or 90% off...still gotta make a living somehow, or maybe not one every day or so, can't have too many.). And no one else will be able to get a Diamond Membership no matter what, so it'll be a super exclusive and honorary title. There's probably 200-500 people that will get one, and probably only 150 of them are interested in being a part of my depraved little website, so yeah, you'll be in the 150 out of 6 billion people who can call themselves a Diamond Member.
This is not a pipe dream. This is not a joke. I intend to go through with everything I have described here.
Listening to: The Gears- Dethklok