What's the journey of most digital artists like?
I've participated and developed in a lot of art growing up and have finally began illustrating digitally recently. I find it enjoying and challenging but I have never exactly heard about what kind of steps people take to go in deeper depths within the career and how. What is the general experience like? #art #art-education
So I've noticed in my years as an artist, most, if not all, employers will really only look at your portfolio. Companies don't really care if you went to a high end university or if you got a 4.0gpa. They want to see what YOU can do.
Basically in this age, you can find courses all over the web that will teach you what you need to know about being an artist. But you have to be willing to put in the work. The art community is incredibly competitive, so you really have to hustle with your work. Be willing to put it out there, even if you don't think it's perfect. Because trust me, no artist believes their work is perfect.
If you put in the time to learn and actually study other artist's work, you won't technically need a degree. Not to say it doesn't put your foot in the door, but if you have the talent and work ethic to learn different mediums and programs, you will be successful.
Let me know if you have any questions, I'm happy to help!
Digital art is one of those fields that doesn't necessarily require a degree. However, it's very competitive. What your traditional 4 year degree will get you is...
Along with ability, skills, etc., you'll have the credentials to apply for any job with any company
You will meet and network with other artists and many other people
You'll be promotable later in your career
With that said, a bachelor's degree or higher in commercial or visual art unless you can find "Digital Art" as a major. A job as a Digital Artist typically falls under the broader career category of Multimedia Artists and Animators.
Hope this helps!