Hello! I'm a really big fan! (sorry if this question has already been asked!!) How did you become a storyboard artist? I'm aspiring to be one and I was just searching for some advice on how to make that job a reality?
Sorry it’s taken me sooooooo long to answer questions! I’m back–sort of. I gave a small cryptic post before on how I became a board artist:
But here’s my best advice, not in any particular order:
(1) Get yo’self an internship at an animation studio. Big or small, whatever you can get. Take advantage of the opportunity and ask questions.
(2) Draw yo ass off. Practice makes perfect. Carry a sketchbook wherever you go.
(3) Always keep learning. There’s so many resources available on the web. Also take classes if you can. @radfordsechrist is someone definitely worth learning from. And FIgure Drawing is super important!
(4) Meet people with similar goals. This is why art schools are so good because you get great connections. If you can’t afford art school like Cal Arts or Art Center, it’ll be a much tougher road but it can be done. I graduated from Cal State Northridge. Just break out of your shell and meet people at events. Get out there. The better the artist you become, the more people want to be your friend. It just works that way.
(5) Be persistent. Be passionate about your work. Be unique. Be an overall good person. Throw your ego out the window.
(6) Move to California. It’s a sacrifice but it’s the truth. CA is where all of the jobs in the US are. It may be a big jump and you may have to room up with other people cause rent isn’t cheap.
(7) Luck. You need good luck. But you make your luck. There are many different roads you can take to get into the industry but following the above advice will create more opportunities for you.
There’s always more tips but these are the most important.