So lets see....
My university dropped my major! So I started digging around and they have an "Entertainment Arts and Engineering" Program (aka video game development).
I no longer need a second BA so I'm preparing to submit an application to the EAE MA program with an emphasis in game art. Hopefully that goes well. The hard part is I am building a new portfolio from scratch.
Somehow the idea of doing art for games is helping my art fire rekindle, and also God being kind. I don't like the idea of being a freelance illustrator at all. But the idea of doing art for games as a normal hired staff position makes me all kinds of giddy! I've been working on building my skill sets and have began incorporating a lot more ink in my work than before. Maybe I'm also trying to channel a little bit of my inner "Yoshitaka Amano."