My journey into 3D art (career change)
Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was forced to take a break from my employment with the rail company that I had been working for for three years. I had applied for a PhD in Computer Science and attempted to study in this program, but could not complete it. So, after taking further time off, going travelling, doing personal projects, and helping the family business, I decided to retrain as a 3D artist.
It is difficult to evaluate what it was like going back to university again as a mature age student. It was both exciting and hard work, but I managed to finish both Bachelor and Master degrees in 3D Animation in three years.
Working as a Technical Assistant currently, I have the opportunity to work with artist but still apply the technical skills I had built from my engineering background. I then do the 3D things on the side.
At least for me, making a career change required a lot of work and perseverance, and maybe a little courage too. It was difficult but worth it.