Hello! I'll try to keep this brief;
I'm a lifelong enthusiast for 2D animation, in my 23rd year of life, and, I'm at a complete loss;
Where do I go to learn?
I've been self-teaching myself off and on for the last 2 years or so, with only one short animation complete, the rest being practice and sketches.
(It's rather large; I put in way too high of a resolution. It's done entirely on crummy tracing paper, I've gotten real cell paper now, hah.)
I work off of a homemade lightbox, very slim skill with a tablet-
In essence; I want to know where to go to learn. I have no interest in college; being forced to learn fields I have no interest in for thousands of dollars is just- it's silly to me.
No vocational programs exist in the area; I'm in Columbus OH, where CCAD is. They have the market cornered, and, getting out without a 100k debt is rare at best.
Where do I go? What do I do? I want to learn, but, it's going very slowly on my own. I need someone who knows what they're doing to guide me.
I don't want a degree; I just want the skills. I don't want to work at some studio; I want to tell my stories, happily for free.
Do any of you fine people have any advice or direction?
Just A Hopeful Bohemian With Stories To Tell