My name is Cris, I am 18 years old and I am from Spain. I have been drawing since I can remember and I have been really obsessed with cartoons even before I could remember. Cartoons have been my life company and they still are.
The thing is, when I was a little kid, right after going to the cinema to see Shreck, I was talking with my father about jobs and life and I asked him how animation movies were made, so he told me that there were people who liked drawing and computers and they made every movie that I loved! I was 7 by that time, and 11 years later, I am pretty sure that animation IS my thing.
But not everything in life is beautiful, and when I started to grow, I realized that in Spain it seemed like only a few people with enough money and contacts succeded in this path. My family is middle class and they can only pay for a public college, so I am starting the only existing public career in Spain whose planning is near to Animation: Design, which includes illustration, graphic design and even animation subjects.
Even if I am on my way to learn as much as I can and even more, some people are telling me that it is a very difficult thing and that I am not going to succed, that I dream so big. What they call dreaming, I call it ambition. I could not love more animation and I spend my days drawing and thinking about how to improve my technics. But it is difficult and I am starting to believe that maybe they are right and Spanish people don't have a place on there. So I came here to ask: Do I really have any chance to get my dreams? I have been thinking about studying Animation at some good academy with my own money, and that would be after finishing Design, soy I would be 22. I obviously would investigate by myself during the next 4 years, is this a bad plan? What do you think about it?
I seriously want to be an animator, traveling is not a problem and I am disposed to do whatever it is necessary to do the things on the right way!
I am leaving here some of my drawings for you to check them out. I also have a youtube channel where I upload some simple speed drawings, you can find them here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCCljG5h4CMyJRIdVxDd4iw
Thank you for taking your time!