This also feeds into my cyclical problem in which I have few people following my art -> my art doesn't get circulated -> audience doesn't expand -> loss of motivation for creating art. I obviously am still dedicated to pursuing a career in art and I love creating art and other content like cosplay and FSTs for my fandoms, but I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't enjoy some credit and recognition for content that I put a lot of effort into making for something that I love.
I feel like it might help if I had friends of my approximate skill level to talk to about art and create art with, especially if those friends happened to share my interests. But I've got literally no idea where to start because not only would I have to make friends in my fandoms but I'd also have to be looking for artist friends. And its like ????? how do????
You can ignore this, add your thoughts, ext. I just thought this musing might be appropriate to include here.