Hi guys! I would love to hear your advice on what should I choose as a career. A bit of my background first may be useful
I work as a drawing teacher in Poland, and I mainly teach architecture drawing (perspective, geometry, still art as well). So I guess I'm an expert on that, I have 12 years of experience. My educational background is that I'm an architect. But I also have experience drawing and painting people, I also teach human anatomy at our school.
I worked at a few concept art projects in the movie industry - Dr Dolittle, The Great (doing interior design), The Last Duel (doing costume design), I've also made illustrations for game's story teaser, which were animated by someone else. So I have little experience, but these were only side jobs. And now I wish to become full time artist and make teaching my side job.
So what is what I'm concerned about? I live in a medium size city in Poland where there is no gaming or movie industry. And I cannot move to other city - I have just finished building a house and will soon be a mother.
So I need to choose an art career that I will be able to maintain online. I would love to work as a concept artist, that's what I love the most. And I am working on a concept art portfolio. But can I be a concept artist and work online? I know how important it is to have a good contact with a team. Can I also work part time as a concept artist? I guess it would be the best start for me - have little projects to work on, build practical experience, then slowly move to maybe full time concept art job (when my baby grows a bit)
If you think I can become a concept artist and work online - what type of portfolio should I create? One focused on one style, aiming for a certain company? Or maybe one that would showcase my different skills? I think I am good both at environment and character design, so I could include both in portolio. Wouldn't that be better if I wanted to work at smaller, indie companies?
I have a lot of questions and worries. You can clearly see I have no experience :) Your advice would help me a lot. I have just started building my portfolio and I would like to know if I go in a right direction and don't waste time. I'm already 28 so I think like I need to hurry a bit.
Here is a link to my current portfolio at Artstation - maybe you find it useful. https://myetri.artstation.com/
Thank you very much!