First of all, Pride and Prejudice the book is AMAZING. Second of all, pride and prejudice in the animation/gaming industry is not.
Never let your pride get in your way. You need to be as open to new ideas and humanly possible or you will never get anywhere. You might think I'm kidding and what do I know, I'm not even that great of an artist. Well that's pride and prejudice at work right there, because I know things you don't know and you know things I don't know. It goes both ways. And for the record I am totally aware that I am not the best artist, I actually covered this in an earlier post. I work really hard to pick the brains of the people I work with. I'm not perfect by any stretch, but I'll be damned if I don't give it my best shot to improve with every task I complete.
People won't want to work with you if you let your pride constantly get in the way. If you can't graciously accept feedback and put it to good use, not only are you going to tick people off, but you are doing yourself a huge disservice.
The main thing you need to know, and this info is based on a true story, is this:
Two artists, artist A is really talented and artist B is good but a little more average. Artist A is arrogant and thinks very highly of themselves and artist B is more mellow and enthusiastic to be part of the team and fit in. It doesn't even matter that artist A's portfolio is gorgeous, their attitude is not and they don't get a second interview.
So take a look at yourself. If you are finding industry life to be a bit difficult, ask yourself if you could be part of the cause and then take a moment to change your perspective.
Just something to think about!
Hi! My name is Courtney and I am currently working as a character designer in the animation industry!
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