900 - Doubts

10th Mar 2014, 12:00 PM in 2014
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Tim 10th Mar 2014, 12:00 PM edit delete
An increasing worry recently is what I'm gonna do when I graduate. I really want to try and stay in Bristol - if at all possible, I'm probably gonna want to stay in the same house I'll be living in next year for the first year after graduation and try to carve out some workable way of earning enough to keep myself afloat while also having time to work on animation/cartoon projects (assuming those aren't the things that are earning me money). And that's another thing, is that out the other end of all this, I'm gonna have a degree for an industry where all that matters is the portfolio. Yes, the course will have been useful for the time and experience and the free chances to learn and get it wrong sometimes, but it's still somewhat frustrating that the actual paperwork won't count for much.

I dunno, today's comic is just angsty venting, I guess.


Guest 10th Mar 2014, 1:01 PM edit delete reply
You'll be okay, bud! Might not happen straight away, but one day! Find an average job you can do to pass the time and earn enough to put food on the table and follow yer dreams in yer spare time! Never give up! There's so much time to get a portfolio together! This is just the beginningngggggg!!!!!!
Tim 14th Mar 2014, 12:29 AM edit delete reply
I know, it's just a bit daunting at times. Fingers crossed though. :)
ThatGuy 10th Mar 2014, 2:37 PM edit delete reply
It's over nine thous--...I'll be back.

I don't know the plight of an artist, but it just looks rocky. Just keep at it and if you do what you love and love what you do, then you'll find a way. Good luck, man.
Tim 14th Mar 2014, 12:26 AM edit delete reply
Thanks, dude. :) Feel like I'm gonna need it!
Plasma Man 12th Mar 2014, 5:52 PM edit delete reply
Support yourself with your art? Wouldn't a stack of drawings be quite unstable?
Tim 14th Mar 2014, 12:25 AM edit delete reply
Not if you follow some basic architectural principles!
spaghetti 13th Mar 2014, 12:43 PM edit delete reply
I graduated from animation last year.
Intern and do as much as you can before you graduate,
those guys'll hopefully then bring you back for more work later.
also though, be prepared to not work in animation, it's an ok thing to do as long as you're making stuff in your free time.
Tim 14th Mar 2014, 12:27 AM edit delete reply
Yeh, I'm planning on e-mailing some of the local companies, see if they had any opportunities for work experience or job shadowing over the summer.

And yeh, whatever happens, I'll keep doing TiN, and hopefully get something else good together for the meantime.