I was looking for some verification that I have some talent in my narrow area of artistic endeavor--drawings on 8x11 paper--and to my dismay, the response has been underwhelming. As an amateur, I note that I am not a flexible artist who can do a lot of different things, like others on AFF and elsewhere. To have quality you need flexibility. You need to be a multitasker in today's world, or at least in your narrow field of interest--you need flexibility.
I would be lying if I said I can "do a lot" as an artist. I can't put in the work to learn spatial relations/perspective--a necessary skill if you want to afford respect in the 2-dimensional (drawing/painting) arenas of art--because of some kind of learning problem.
I'm serious when I say taking art classes or going to art school is not a realistic option for me. My atypical learning style and social difficulties does not--can you believe me for once?--jell with the way art is taught. That is the final word on this topic. I will not learn in a classroom setting, end of story.
What exactly is left for me? The responses I've got from people on AFF indicate that my talents aren't flexible enough to be "saleable," and secondly, that my unorthodox style is not as unique as once thought. Take away my uniqueness, you take away my value.
Perhaps I should give up. I was hoping my style could eventually be used for monetary gain, and it looks like this is unlikely because I don't have the kind of "flexible ability" that seems to be required by the laws of dollar value.
I apologize for snapping at Luai_lashire in the other thread.