I can’t pass up an opportunity to draw a merm!
My headshot for the Splendidly Evil PPG Villains Zine!
So happy to be among all these great artists!
It was pretty hard to get in! Most people apply more than once before getting accepted! You have to complete a portfolio with specific sections. The requirements are here if you’re interested!
I agree, knowing both 3D and 2D would be really beneficial! I don’t think it’s required though. Yes, there are a lot of jobs out there that are in the 3D field but there are also 2D positions. It’s all very competitive, but if you work hard and know what you want you can attain it! It also depends on if you’d rather work in feature animation or TV animation. I think you should focus on which one you enjoy more and really push yourself to keep improving. It’s definitely possible to be good at both, but I’d rather be great at one! I’m not much help with this since I just graduated and I didn’t really focus on animation at all.
I focused on 2D stuff while in school, primarily character design. I managed to find a job doing exactly what I want to do because I worked my butt off for it.
Sheridan has its own Computer Animation program! I took the Animation program which focuses mainly on drawing. We did lots of lifedrawing, painting, layouts, character design and storyboarding. We had one Maya course, but it was very basic.
If you’d rather get into the 3D stuff, I’d recommend checking out Computer Animation!
Thank you! I went to Sheridan College for animation for the past 4 years and developed my style over that time!