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Anyone else want to become an animator/cartoonist?

Discussion in 'The Drawing Board' started by SmileyToonatic, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. SmileyToonatic

    Jun 19, 2015
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    I'm currently in 12th grade and an aspiring cartoonist/animator. I've been wanting to be a cartoonist since I was 7 years old in 2005, so now it's been ten years! I want to study Character Animation in California Institute of the Arts. I want to create cartoons on TV that have a classic, Hanna Barbera feel, I even want to pitch some ideas to Nickelodeon. I'll post more on my childhood experiences of becoming a cartoonist, plus drawings, videos and blogs I have. Feel free to post your stories on what led you to become a cartoonist, what inspires you and how your cartoons are like, etc.

    Here are the rules on this thread:
    • No teasing/stealing other people's ideas
    • Encourage one another and be friendly
    That's about all I can think of. Let your creativity and ideas flow! :)
  2. Rhaynebow

    Rhaynebow Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2013
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    This looks like something that belongs in the General thread. And I'm not sure these kinds of 'I have ideas' threads are allowed altogether.

    But I'll take a stab at it.
    I'm split down the middle with whether I want to be an animator or not. On one hand, I love writing. On the other hand, I love cartoons. I love to tell stories, but in college, I've always struggled with delivering those stories visually. I just don't have a keen eye for the craft, which is why J question my allegiance to animation as a career.

    I still wanna make cartoons though. Whether making storyboards or writing stories.

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  3. Getouttamylab!

    Getouttamylab! Was a coiled up attack snake before it was cool

    Jul 3, 2012
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    It's one of my main interests alongside making video games. I've been drawing since the third grade and fairly recently have been experimenting with animation. I've still got a ways to go, but I hope I'll get there soon.
  4. Gatordragon

    Gatordragon Everybody scream! This is Halloween!

    May 14, 2012
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    Considering I'm majoring in Character Animation... yeah. It's not an easy major, though, and there's a lot of competition.

    This Summer, I took an internship at the Elite Animation Academy and learned quite a bit about animating both traditionally and digitally. I met some good people there, including a former Disney animator, who taught me invaluable things about going into the animation field and possible job opportunities. The children I had to teach there were pretty great too.

    And I agree with Rhaynebow, this topic belongs in the General Animation Forum.
  5. Neo Yi

    Neo Yi The Apparition
    Staff Member Moderator Reporter

    Sep 11, 2004
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    Given this is specifically about your inspiration, creativity, and technical details behind your animation dreams and career of choice, I think this thread really belongs in The Drawing Board forum, so I'll move it there.
  6. Riley

    Riley Everything's the fault of a Yo-kæi™

    Aug 16, 2014
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    Ever since Gravity Falls came along a few years back, I've always wanted to make a cartoon. I have some ideas flowing around in my head I want to spread out a bit and develop so I can use it in the future.

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