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What are some careers that needs art such as drawing and animation How are they needed? What are things or mistakes to look out for in the field??

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Desmon’s Answer

Tv, videogames, music videos , animations, can't mics and manga . Art has many different styles and are unique making comics,manga are less people then animation, videogames are much difficult and you need to go to college for animation and videogames
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Beatriz’s Answer

Hello,

all of the answers are great.
In addition, any profession where there has to be artistic decisions can benefit from art and drawing, for example a costume designer for shows (theatre/tv...) makes drawings to visualize what the workshop is going to sew.

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Bentkey’s Answer

Just be yourself and hope that one day, you’ll be chosen for work.
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Kim’s Answer

That's awesome that you're interested in careers that involve art, drawing, and animation! There are quite a few career paths where these skills are in demand. Here are a few examples:

1. Animator: Animators bring characters and stories to life through motion. They work in various industries like film, television, video games, and advertising.

2. Illustrator: Illustrators create visual representations for books, magazines, advertisements, and other media. They use their drawing skills to convey ideas and enhance storytelling.

3. Concept Artist: Concept artists develop visual concepts and designs for characters, environments, and props in movies, video games, and other media. They play a crucial role in the early stages of production.

4. Graphic Designer: Graphic designers use their artistic skills to create visual designs for branding, marketing materials, websites, and more. They combine creativity with technical skills to communicate messages effectively.

5. Storyboard Artist: Storyboard artists create a sequence of drawings or illustrations that outline the visual narrative of movies, TV shows, commercials, and animations. They help visualize the story before it's produced.

While pursuing a career in art and animation can be exciting, there are a few things to keep in mind:

1. Continuous Learning: The field is constantly evolving, so it's important to stay updated with new techniques, software, and trends. Keep learning and expanding your skills to stay competitive.

2. Building a Portfolio: A strong portfolio showcasing your best work is crucial in the art industry. Make sure to include a variety of pieces that highlight your skills and creativity.

3. Networking: Building connections with professionals in the industry can open up opportunities and help you stay informed about job prospects. Attend industry events, join online communities, and reach out to people for advice and mentorship.

4. Handling Criticism: In the creative field, receiving feedback and criticism is common. Learn to take constructive criticism positively and use it to improve your work.

Remember, pursuing a career in art and animation requires passion, dedication, and hard work. Don't be afraid to explore different areas within the field to find your niche.
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Ted’s Answer

Hi Sky,
Kim Laz has great insight in her post.

I will add "find your passion". What is it that you watch or admire when looking at the art or animation that interests you. Do you see a pattern? Is there particular styles that keep your interest more than others. Pinpoint those and look at the credits of the artists who contributed to the work that really interests you. Then look them up on the internet.

Artist and Animators must keep their work online in portfolios or reels so that potential employers can easily find them.
Professional concept artists mostly have their work portfolios posted on Art Station (https://www.artstation.com/?sort_by=community&dimension=all)
Animators tend to use Vimeo for their animation reels ( https://vimeo.com/)

If you find, say, an animator who has worked on something you really admire... find their name in the credits, do a google search of their name with Animator behind it. Say you were googling me, you google "Ted Warnock Animator" and all the sites that I post my work on, or maybe have done tutorials on Youtube, or interviews should come up to peruse. https://www.google.com/search?q=ted+warnock+animator&rlz=1C1GCEU_enUS821US821&oq=ted+warnock+animator&gs_lcrp=EgZjaHJvbWUyBggAEEUYOTIKCAEQABiABBiiBDIKCAIQABiABBiiBDIKCAMQABiABBiiBDIGCAQQRRhA0gEJNTAwOWowajE1qAIAsAIA&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#ip=1.

This can help you narrow down what kind of art you may like to pursue, before starting your education/training.

Here is a tip, also. Artists usually are very proud of their work. If you are able to find a way to contact them, say through their email from their website, you may get some important questions answered by reaching out to them. Be gracious and tell them how much you enjoy their work and that you are thinking of doing the same thing. Most artists love to meet their fans, and love to help out where they can.
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