Hi Nick! I was wondering, how often do studios hire BG artists? I've read in lots of places that storyboard artists are usually what animation studios are always in need, but what I really enjoy the most is designing/painting backgrounds/props. Since I don't live in North America I was asking myself what my chances actually were... Thanks a lot, I really like your work (:
Despite what you might think, studios are always looking for new artists and since the internet makes it easier to find them, it’s not necessarily a detriment if you don’t live in N America. Certain tax laws in different places mean that they need to hire locally but that is not universal. In LA, freelancers can be hired from anywhere in the world. However, a lot of the time you should be willing to relocate for work in order to make it your career.