I've already made this topic, but it kinda disappeared when I tried to edit it.
Hello, hope you're having a sweet day/evening ,I have a few questions,
I'm a 21 y/o guy who loves art, I used to draw and sculpt a lot when I was younger and got back to it recently. My aim would be to work in entertainment but I'm conscious that it's hard to get a job in the industry, Especially for someone who lives in a developing country that he wishes to leave, like me, what I'm trying to say is that I feel insecure about learning art alone, although I'd work really hard to get my "dream job" Maybe it's worth it to try something that's more in demand. I'm thinking of graphic design although I don't know if the demand is still higher than a job in game art for example, and of course programmng, not because I love it, but because I see it as a useful tool as I want to make an indie game and a more secure job )
So,do you know if graphic design (print/marketing) is more in demand than illustration/concept art/ character 3D art ? my guess would be yes, but after reading that it's a highly saturated field I'm not sure.
As for programming, I'm not passionate about it or anything, I actually had to force myself in the beginning to sit and program( maybe that's because I was depressed) never been a math person either. But I see it as a good field to learn in order to get a secure job while I'm working on my art skills, and a good tool to supplement them, I'm just questioning this option since it requires a whole different skillset than art and also limits my time practicing art.
What would you do in my place ?