A young artist has to consider that there will be long hours and hard work at the drawing desk. Working as a commercial artist means that you will have to draw things that might be not very interesting or aligned with your personal taste and if you are part of a production you have to accept criticism and be open for feedback..
As a teenager my personal goal was to work in the biggest animation studios in Hollywood, but after visiting so many times these studios and talk to some of the best professionals working within it, I must say that I no longer have that ambition. Today my goal is to produce high quality material daily, working with people who value my work and can give me artistic freedom..
Tabling and attending conventions are great, but it can be expensive. With the internet as it stands now, artists can not only connect with other artists, but they can also connect with their fans and potential customers..
I think that hand-drawn animation is the most divided medium of animation so far. There’s the side that want to go back to either the classical style of Disney, or the Renaissance age of 2D animation. There’s the side who are more geared towards the Eastern Style of animation, Anime, Sakuga..
Senbei Norimaki (Dr. Slump) is a genius inventor who lives in Penguin Village, a place where humans co-exist with all sorts of anthropomorphic animals and other objects. He builds what he hopes will be the world's most perfect little girl robot, named Arale Norimaki..
Spank is a dog whose owner went missing on the high seas. While awaiting his return Spank strays at the beach every day. One day he meets Aiko Morimura, a junior high school student, whose father went also missing on a yacht tour ten years ago..
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