Drawing is a discipline with many rewards and possible areas of deep focus, some enjoy detailed explorations of patterns and textures, others like world-building. Look into what type of drawing opportunities each field offers, some jobs seem interesting from the outside, but turn out to be dull and tedious..
I love to travel and being freelance allowed me to take as much time as I wanted and could afford, I like to be in control of my life as much as is humanly possible. It makes you work on a variety of projects and disciplines: Illustration, character design, prop design, concept art… I never know what is coming next and that can be exciting!
A young artist needs to mentally prepare themselves to do long hours, even after school. Animation is very hard and tedious, and sometimes deadlines are tight. If you go in the industry prepared for hard work, then thinking this way will make you stronger..
Even though I love the freedom freelancing gives me, it's also a more unstable routine that can affect me in a negative way, making me less productive or even demotivated. Working in-house gives me a solid routine in which I don't worry about going after clients and I'm always surrounded by people. It makes me feel in control of things..
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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