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So apparently last time i wrote a journal thingy it was last year around this time...
Anyways, finished second year of animation so more free time to draw huzzah 
  • Listening to: John Frusciante
  • Reading: Tank Girl comics
  • Watching: Drawing Tutorials
  • Playing: Dwarf Fortress
  • Eating: Takeout
  • Drinking: Milk

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DreadHaven
Francis Briggs
Canada
Currently trying my hand at digital art. Hard switching from pencil to tablet/ Photoshop though.

My computer does not have spell check. If you find a mistake in any of my writing, do not be surprised.

Current Residence: Ottawa Ontario
Favourite genre of music: Metal/ Rock
Favourite style of art: Surreal & Concept
Operating System: windows 7
MP3 player of choice: I-pod
Skin of choice: Porcelain
Favourite cartoon character: Pearl (Steven Universe)
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HeribertoMartinez Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I came back from CTN yesterday. If you don't now what that is, go do research into the Creative Talent Network Expo. It's THE biggest animation industry convention event.
This was my first time going. Since i'm well connected in the video game industry, it wasn't hard for me to network with more animation specific people. I even got a private tour of Nickelodeon.
I learned about the even more harsh realities of working in animation... it's even worse off than video games is. None of the big studios everyone wants to work at are even hiring, they're just taking a peek at the talent pool.
As with video games, aside from the obvious of having a strong portfolio, networking is the most important means of getting hired. You should try to go to CTN 2016. I only ended up spending about $300 (though I live much closer to it than you). If you do we can meet in person :D
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
Sounds pretty bleak, but that's the opposite of what we're seeing up here. just this summer i took a tour of a local animation studio and they were telling us that in the past week they had literally doubled their staff. One of the head design dudes there was telling me to submit my portfolio this summer to him and he'd hook me up. Other than that, we've got people on 2nd year of our program getting hired by local studios who do work with Disney and such. Same with 3rd year. All i need to do is keep honing my skills and i can get a job here and move up in that world. 
All that aside, I appreciate the concern. It's in California right? A little far from where i live on a student budget, but yeah if i can make it I'll definitely go :D  
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HeribertoMartinez Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah i've heard Canada has become a hub for animation and video games that continues to grow.  My new friend at Nickelodeon is named Gene Goldstein, you should follow him to have an idea of the level that makes it into top level animation studios.
Here's his main  blog genegoldstein.tumblr.com/page/… ,  and here's his demo reel from 2008-2010 youtu.be/eaVqmh6hwgY
 If you keep looking through his tumbler you see he worked on video games as well.
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
you should move up here and teach me the ways of someone who's in the industry. beware of frozen windshields on your car in the morning though. 
Gene Goldstien? damn he use to do those hyperboy animations. damn i loved those when i was younger. 
Right now I'm just thinking about what i want to specialize in. I'd love to get hired out of second year, but i doubt I'd be good enough if i don't tailor my portfolio to either animation or layouts. my marks are about even for each, and i like doing one just about as much as i l like doing the other, and both are equally high in demand. The only real difference is in animation you don't seem to draw as much, if at all, and in layout you're drawing all the time. 
So yeah, decisions decisions. in any case, I'd love to be a concept artist, but you need to be super supper good, and have a lot of experience. 
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JoTehDemonicPickle Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Student Filmographer
do your maya stuff francis >3>
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
wooow uncalled for  XP  
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JoTehDemonicPickle Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Student Filmographer
fite me human i will end u
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
I'll kick yer butt I swear on me mum 
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mcco0 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Meow :3 
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
Oh hi :P
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