If I had one piece of advice, it would be to keep trying. Keep at your artwork. Keep at trying to get an art agent. Keep trying to get an art licensing deal. Keep submitting your work. It will pay off. And for me, it did. The Make It In Design team featured me on their blog as a graduate of the Ultimate Portfolio Builder course. (BTW, loved it. If you read my blog, you know this already!)
Little ol' me of all people. All I have done so far is taken some art courses, a portfolio builder course, and started my Instagram feed, wrote some semi-interesting blog posts (one that hit it through the roof. Sign up for my newsletter to read more about this!)
Read my interview here. I talk about what got me started as a designer, what projects I am working on, and who I am as a designer. Super interesting stuff!