I'm 19 years old, i am doing this 3d "art" thing on a hobby basis (nothing too serious), my pc is shit thats why i mostly do pictures as opposed to animations & it is also the reason why the videos i do make is low render quality
I have noticed alot of people buy/borrow materials, models, scenes etc. I dont do that i model, compose, setup and render everything myself. There is nothing wrong with borrowing or buying if you cant make it yourself but sometimes i think it can cause confusion as to who the "artist" is.
Other than that enjoy