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Hey there everyone, gonna post a lengthy topic here, and its a question we all ask ourselves when we wanna pursue animation as a career: is it worth going to an animation / art school? In short; no. But allow me to explain my history with them, and experience.
So first of all, lets talk about pros and cons, starting with pros.
Connections are everything in the animation industry, if you got some, great! You have a better shot in than most people! Growing your connections is important because the more people that know your name and work the more likely you are to score that next job
HANDS ON WITH INDSUTRY EQUIPMENT-
Most of these places have cintiqs, if not simple tablets to draw on. And all the programs you might be working with are there for you too.
Now on to cons..
Animation school will leave a BIG dent in your wallet, at least 50k for most places, and can even go to 100k. Be careful when considering school, especially if you dont have the money for it, and have to rely on loans. If you do go, do your very best, because its you who is going to pay for all this one day.
BORING FIRST STARTS-
A lot of people i know were quitting school simply because they were taking classes that didnt apply to animation, and they felt mislead or like they weren't gaining anything out of it. It can be a bumpy start for school, but after your first year you began all the cool stuff. Keep that in mind.
IT MAY NOT MAKE YOU A BETTER ARTIST-
Everyone expects to come out of art school being a better artist. It can happen, but most times, it doesnt. Its on you to be a better artist. If you barely pass your projects with D's, are you really trying? Would disney or nickelodeon accept that work? You say it doesnt matter right now, but your art is always a symbol of what you are capable of now. If you put out low quality stuff, you represent an artist who doesnt care, or just rushes, or still has a lot to learn, take your pick. Its not a real representation of who you are.
YOUR DRIVE TO CREATE DOESNT MATCH UP
Some people really want to be artists and animators, game developers, coders, etc. But they dont have the drive for it. They burn out year 1 and drop out. Its a shame, but sometimes people just dry up easily. You have to have a real passion for this or you may not go anywhere with it. Continue to create everyday. If that seems like too much for you, this may not be your thing. Its ok to take breaks, just dont take too many.
YOU CAN LEARN ANYTHING THERE, ONLINE FOR FREE
This argument needs to be made sometimes because people dont understand you dont need college to learn these things. The internet can teach you animation, storyboarding, coding, anything. You can even learn a few things hear on newgrounds! If you look in the right places and continue to practice, you may just save $50,000 or more.
So theres my take on animation school. Is it worth it in my opinion? No. Should you still consider going? Its up to you. If you want to learn in a class room, get face to face critique on your work, then maybe it is. If you wanna save money and learn at home on your own time with basic equipment, then maybe it isnt. Either way, whatever path you take, its still entirely possible to work at your dream job. I hope this has helped you!
Took a minor break. Back to work, wanted to show off what took about a half hour to make and its not completely done.
Vin will be done in 2099
Not dead. THOT i should throw some screenies at ya.
NEW ART PIECE WIP
SCREENSHOT OF VIN CARTOON
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WOW! It's been ten years since I created my account here, I just noticed this!
Here's hoping to another solid ten years!
Just lost a long time supporter for unknown reasons. Down to 0 patrons. It's weird to go from 5 patrons to 0 within a year. But, I haven't put too many things out because of how things been. Maybe I just need to make a push, get Vin out soon, and things will change. In the mean time, if you wanna help support me, I'm giving tons of perks for supporting for JUST A DOLLAR.
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Just some doodles I did, Sandra Rivas inspired Cortex drawings
So I have to delay Vin. But it's for a good reason.
I want this to become my best project to date, and not have it be over looked by others when I upload it. This cartoon is going to be very good, I can already feel like it, so I have to spend a LOT of time on the execution. As I write this, I'm just finishing up the animatic. So clearly, there is still TONS to do. I wouldn't feel good about making the May 22nd deadline, because it would look so rushed like the GG PacAttack animation I made.
The GG PacAttack Animation was a step in the right direction however, It showed that I was learning to incorporate more animation principles, and make things look a bit better. I'm hoping that this cartoon turns out fantastic.
Again, I'm sorry for having to delay it. I am going to be working on something to make up for it, and it could be done soon depending on some factors, but I promise you will like it.
It's update time. Not that you asked, not that I care tho.
Vin is coming along AMAZINGLY. The picture at the bottom is one of the most recent poses I did for the toon. Think i'm finally learning how to draw. I'm making the Storyboard due before May starts, that way I have the most time to work on this. HOWEVER, I'm considering pushing the date back now. I may need a lot more time to put the polish on that I want to. THAT POSTER WAS FOR NOTHING :'(
I'm also working on two side projects with some people, one lead by me, the other not. I'm drawing faces for a game about emo girls haha. It's not my main priority, but i'm going to be putting in a lot of work on weekend nights for it. Weekday mornings are my animation times.
I also stream almost all of the progress on the Vin cartoon over on my YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-iWyoPb4SJTJX0QQJkz5ow
I'll update you again soon with what I plan to do for a release date on the Vin Cartoon.
I needed a month away from everything because I had quit my patreon, stopped working on my stuff, etc. Just needed a break. It all felt like inner drama. But I am back now. I'm a bit more focused on my stuff, with hard set goals now.
Patreon is back up. This time i'm not pushing it, it's just an option for people. I'm just not going to make the millions and billions of posts for it, but i'll still do the usual plugs at the end of videos.
May 22nd is the release of the cartoon. Vin - The GrumbleBumbles, get excited, it deals with the character you've seen everywhere around here now.