Anonymous said: I know that whenever you start any career, you have to start from the bottom of the ladder and work your way up. So, my question is, where do animators start on that ladder?
It all depends. Animators can start as interns, as clean-up artists, assistants, or sometimes they can start animating right away. Sometimes animators veer off into related work like character design or storyboarding. It depends on the studio, how desperate they are for workers, and how strong the animator’s portfolio is.
Things I sometimes do to get over artists’ block. Hope this helps!
"Frankie" concept sketch- just playin’ around…. #rootytoottoot
Cowgirl sketch for GirlsDrawinGirls.
Anonymous said: I'm a 20 year old college sophomore is it too late for me to take up drawing as a hobby, develop my own style, and become good at it with practice? I really just don't know where to start on my own if it is possible.
I wish I could come up with a more eloquent, insightful response- but I’m proving inarticulate on weighty subject matter. So let me sum up: No. No it is not too late. If you were 30, 40, 50…it would not be too late to do something you love. On a related note, you are 20. TWEN-TY. You’ve barely emerged from the cocoon- cut yourself a break, kid. :)
Bedtime? Not until I tank draw girl sketch… <zzzzzzz>
Model of Bob McIntosh for the UPA doc #TheBoingHeardRoundTheWorld. upapix.com
Model of Ted Parmalee for the UPA doc #TheBoingHeardRoundTheWorld. upapix.com