Another year another post.
I'm just progressing as an artist and as an animator , honing my craft to mastery.
recently I've been checking in here again and seeing a lot of great potential from a few of you but for some reason you ain't taking that step forward to what you can be.
So here's an advice for the young kids or the dreamers who want to work in the movie/game industry.
If you really believe in yourself , it basically means you believe you have the determination to sit down and put in the hours into whatever it is you wanna be,
TRAIN your skills, don't inject the whole "I just can't be at the level with all the great artist out there " or "it just takes too much time to make it to where I would be happy at my own works " , this is one thing I hear over and over again with many students, there will be times when you just can't find the next "popular" great art to inspire you to do your own training.
Inner strength comes from within.
You may and honestly, you WILL come across a lot of negative criticism about your work, remember not to beat yourself up too much, be humble enough to listen,
be wise enough to know what is GOOD construction notes and what are just words from a person that doesn't know what he/she is talking about.( yes I'm talking about all you trolls out there)
We live in a culture full of critics/naysayers and so LITTLE people who actually do or create content , some of those negative comments will even come from the people CLOSE to you, some say it
out of jealousy and some out of their own insecurities. That's when passion and determination comes in, don't get bitter, don't dwell constantly at what others are saying, that is their own business,
concentrate on what matters most.... You. and your art.
If you are just starting out as an artist , if you have a dream , I will always say go for it, but remember that you have to put in the time and training to actually take your dreams and make it a
reality. If you fall, pick yourself up and keep moving forward.
I know this is a little tough love advice, but I think some of you will get what I'm trying to communicate and actually get something positive out of this.