I'm seeking some advice today from the seasoned vets on this forum. :o) I'm twenty-seven years old and looking into starting my career in the animation industry. However, judging from what I've been seeing in the job market and from word-of-mouth, I fear that my background and education may be at a disadvantage here. I am a classically trained artist, specialized in human anatomy and painting. Unfortunately, the art academy I attended didn't have ditigal animation courses, which at the time, didn't seem like a disadvantage, but now, it certainly seems to have turned into one.
I've compiled a few of my recent paintings and drawings here for your review of my skill level: http://marcellauva.crevado.com/#1271368
Most of my recent work is large scale mixed media (acrylic, watercolor, casein mix).
So, what I'm looking for today is some ideas as to what I can do to further my knowledge and become a more competive candidate in this industry?
Are companies willing to take on entry-level employees with a background such as my own?
Or would it be a better idea to return to school and further my studies?
Thank you all for your time! I really do appreciate your thoughts.
"Why did you wish me milder? would you have me
False to my nature? Rather say I play
The man I am."
William Shakespeare, Coriolanus