Joys of Being a Cartoonist
Cartoons are basically what everyone grew up to and at one point or the other, there must have been your favorite. Until this day, you will see adults flocking movie theaters to catch the latest glimpse of any Pixar or Disney animated movie that is coming up. Some adults will even claim that they brought their young ones, but the truth is we all love them, and I for one must confess that I have watched almost every cartoon there is to watch. This curiosity and fascination are what led me to pursue this career that I am on right now.
I am a 3D animation cartoonist that just loves going crazy when it comes to animation, and I have made some of the best pieces that there are out there. I have my studio where I do all this animation and the experience and challenges that come with working here is what has kept me going for a long while now.
I have always looked up to the greats like the animators at Pixar as well as Disney and each time they come up with a new one; I am always motivated to try and beat them on their turf although I am a one man team. In my studio, I take a lot of time making sure that the designs that I come up with are not unique but they are great as well, and I can take weeks just working on a two-minute piece because I want it to attain perfection.
I typically take weeks to complete a piece of my job and sometimes I sell them to TV stations or just interested parties. This is how I earn my living, and I must say that it does pay well, and I wouldn’t trade this for the world. Companies have approached me when they want to do a commercial for their product, and they want a 3D animation for it.
They hire me, and I do all this and in most cases I have to bring in a guy to write a script and even voice actors but in most cases it is not hard getting them, and I have used my voice in some. It is an enjoyable experience, and you get to make something so incredibly lifelike that most of the companies that I have worked with have been astonished at the amount of dedication and excellence that I put into my job to make it amazing.
I have also worked with some big animation studios to produce some major cartoons that have aired on a lot of stations. Although I like working alone, it is sometimes interesting to work with other people that share the same similar interests as you and are willing to challenge you positively and bring out the best in you. When you work as a team, you get to come up with stuff that is just brilliant and fabulous at the same time. You share ideas and expound on those that are already there and this way you make one fascinating piece of work.
It is a process that can take a lot of time for it to come fully to life but when you are through making it, you can see the absolute marvel which you have done. It is also really complicated, but once you get the proper training and the right 3D animation tools, you are ready to go and can make incredible pieces of work for the world to see and in turn earn a living out of it.
I have been in this industry for quite some time now, and it has its ups and downs but the best thing about it at the end of the day is that I get to do what I love, and that is what matters. I can make people happy by what I do, and that is why I don’t think I am ever quitting this profession.
The fact that the only thing you need is your creativity is why this is a fantastic venture, and anyone else willing to join should be prepared for a lot of fun. Cartoons have always been with us, and they will always be till the end of time, and that is why this amazing profession will always exist.