Hey everyone. To say I'm entirely new here would be a complete understatement. I may as well be lost.
I was referred to this site via Jalopnik.com, as I posted some of my design work there. A little bit about me:
I'm 23 years old, with a bachelor in Modern Literature, and my minor in Life Sciences. I live in Toronto Ontario Canada, and I was born here, and raised North of here my entire life, well below the poverty line. In High School, my teachers pushed me to go into design, but alas, in art class, I always drew cars, so I failed literally every single art class I took in High School, besides Grade 9 art.
Since I never pursued art in post secondary education and struggled to pay for it, I never was formally trained in any artistic way. I have no formal training in line, sketching, design, photoshop, illustrator, coreldraw, CAD, or anything of that sort. So therefore, I must re-iterate, that everything I am showing you is self-taught and self-done, without any outside aids, learning, or what have you.
I also don't own a tablet. So I should also say that all photoshop shading you see, is done with a trackpad (3x2.5cm) on a laptop.
I have been drawing cars since the age of 2, and on my first birthday cake, I had a car since my mother had already seen my passion in them from even before then.
My question to you is this: Should I pursue automotive design? If so, what do you think of my work? What are the steps I should take? Where should I apply? Etc.
I'm sitting here with a degree in Modern Lit, wondering how I'm going to feed myself this week, because finding a job with this degree is hopeless. Maybe I'd have better luck if I went back to school and took design, and built up a Portfolio.
In any case, here are some of my works.
My Portfolio (Of which I am only sharing a few works, as I am wary of people stealing/copying my ideas: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jzc3c6igx897fn9/gxlfQnFFjF