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@armaan8014: Your portfolio looks to be about right for where your at experience wise. You'll need to add a lot more to get enough to be presentable to a game studio.
Some things to practice
Replicate someone else art well. Pick a few existing characters, human male/female + non-human male/female and get really good at drawing them alone and in various backgrounds. You will not start as a lead concept artist so expect to have to take a sample from a lead and build upon it. This will often mean taking a character you didn't create and drawing them a dozen times in new scenes and settings.
Additionally, if you pick a well known character anyone reviewing your portfolio will have a base idea of where you skill is if you draw Master Chief perfectly. Drawing original characters is good but without a common point of reference it's tough to judge someones skill.
Color Treatments / Adjectives. Draw a character, any character then draw them again and again with different adjectives. As a concept artist people will shout adjectives at you to modify a concept you drew. "Bluer" "Thinner" "Bulkier" "Older" "Younger" practice doing modifications on an image is important, game development is super iterative.
On the plus side, the amount of interest and interest he has gotten from everyone oogling his account and the links to his band stuff and youtube has probably easily made any of that money back. Dudes, been interviewed and put on local TV and as far as 'whales' go is a pretty small fish.
All the Paxs I've been too (3 I think), everyone there has been some of the nicest, most inclusive people I've ever meet. Unless there's some secret dark part of Pax where everyone are racist assholes that I've some how avoided this seeing this whole time, I don't really get why this exists.
Sadly my PAX experiences were not like that, and I stopped going after bad experience with a homophobic bigot ignored by enforcers.
But your experience may vary.
Don't buy things you don't want to buy.
Crappy DLC / IAP are crappy, don't by crappy games don't buy crappy DLC / IAP
Good DLC / IAP are good, buy good games and good DLC / IAP
It's not rocket surgery.