This world doesn't give you any new options or old options, we are stuck in a society where trade is no longer a thing, and money is the only means of anything.
Here on DA you have two options, practice, or spend money to get an artistic concept design of what you are looking for to be made. For people like me, who can practice for months and still barely have a stick figure drawn this system screws with our ability to express our creativity. artists demand anywhere between 5-60 dollars for a 10 minute concept design sketch, which makes it impossible for anyone to get anything from this side.
I'm an artist sure, but I'm a literate artist, I paint with words because Lines on paper never add up right for me. I've been practicing drawing and following art tutorials since I was too little to remember, and the best i have today are in my scraps folder. I am not a natural with a pencil and paper, and At this point in my life i cant spend the time i would like practicing as many can't. which binds my ideas and prevents me from being productive when I have free time. I come up with ideas and concepts I'd like to work with for different things, but Then if I try to draw it myself none of it looks the way I need/want it to which kills my mood and ruins my creative flow. If I try to write it out instead I then have to find an artist willing to draw the concept afterwards, and simply hope that the artist I find won't charge or won't charge 20+ dollars for one sketch.
Wanting to make comics, Cant do it, not an ounce of talent can go into drawing the character. using stick figures makes the outline dull and if no one can follow the story then they wont want to draw it at all. writing full descriptions for each panel ruins the effect and prevents the scene from being realized.
People say practice all the time, over and over again. not everyone gets it. not everyone has the full amount of time for practice like they might want. between work, kids, bills, house chores, more work, it's hard to get free time, and even when we get it we can't use it all the way we want. I've managed maybe 2 tutorials in the past 3 months in my free time, That isn't much practice in my free time. People still say practice, and I question how they can make that conclusion when my ideas are being destroyed the more i have to find time to practice instead of getting concepts made.
Personally I spend $300 of my $400-450 (averaged) paychecks into bills, taxes, and college loans. Then the rest gets saved for groceries and gas money. I'm lucky to get $10 to spend personally every month. I can say other people have similar situations and some have much better situations. but people in similar situations to mine cant get anything out of their creativity, ruining dreams because there aren't any artists willing to work a trial run with people and instead demand commissions everywhere. Granted some artists entire career is their artwork, some people don't get that luxury. everyone expects money to be thrown their direction before they'll lift a finger, but then can later decide after they've been paid that they don't want to do a commission or make a piece of work, and in the end screws over a client or someone aspiring to develop a newer career.
Back in high school I was part of a group called WarCry Studios, a small time RPG game making group. we practiced our game development skills with RPG maker VX, and VX Ace. I want to develop my career as some sort of creative artist, but Literature doesn't fit me too well despite how well I can describe details. I loath writing in fact. I practice drawing all the time and the skill I become good at is writing, which isn't much of a fair trade considering I would rather be able to draw. but instead I'm stuck with vivid imaginations and ideas and I'm unable to draw a single one of them for others to see, Let alone sketch. It isn't really fair that people with ideas and no talent are stuck with poor paying jobs at Walmart, even with education, there isn't a guarantee your degree will get you a better job anywhere without experience. An idea can only go as far as the resources available to a person, which limits the creativity that is expressed in the world. but no one gets paid for ideas, even if that's the only thing they are good at.
An Idea person like me is worthless without the talent to back it up, and without the the time to practice, or the money to pay for commissions, Just worthless.
Just a rant while I have some free time on my Sunday off work. then back to finishing the bathroom >.< (Total reconstruction of the bathroom.)