I can totally relate. I am in my 40's and I worked in the video games industry back in the 90s (Capcom, EA, SEGA, Oddworld) In the early 2000s I was touring with a band as a live Performance painter doing 5ft by 12 ft canvases in front of thousands of people. Then I got married, had a beautiful baby girl, got divorced.....and then lost my passion... I couldnt get anything out past a doodle. And I looked back too and thought, how did I make all that stuff and now I cant even find the motivation to produce a fraction much less even want to draw. My skills withered away..... But I did raise a great kid. She is now 17. And circumstances have brought me to a crossroads, and I decided to bet on myself and re-light that passion I knew was still inside. I began going through old art I had mad to re-inspire myself to redo it, or more accurately finish all those scribbles that had good ideas and intention behind them. I found Marc 8 weeks ago, and two weeks after that I became a student. My short time here has been nothing but positive. I have grown more in the 6 weeks than I have in 6 years.
I appreciate and welcome you here. You are amongst some great like minded folks.
Billy B (ghost)