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Old 08-05-2011, 04:28 PM   #1
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Can I be a freelance character designer?I'm 16 so I figured if I can have experience designing characters...........and get paid even for 50 bucks
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:41 PM   #2
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Hi Z,
Read this article about freelancing: http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson63.htm
What you're more likely to be able to do is join with some amateurs who need characters for their portfolio project.
Are you planning on going to art school? http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson53.htm
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:25 PM   #3
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Anyway I can find and contact the amateurs developers?And no,I don't think I'll go to art school.
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:47 PM   #4
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1. Anyway I can find and contact the amateurs developers?
2. And no,I don't think I'll go to art school.
1. Sure. Try gamedev.net and indiegamer and devmaster. Make sure you find the proper forum. At gamedev, read the Help Wanteds.
2. Then you're not really planning to become a pro character designer, I guess. Just curious, what are you thinking of for a career?
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:21 PM   #5
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As far I am now,I really interested in drawing.Comic artist is my first choice.Getting involved in games is something I really want to try.
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:32 AM   #6
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As far I am now,I really interested in drawing.Comic artist is my first choice.
Then it's a mystery why you aren't planning on taking an art degree in college. I assume you're planning on going to college...
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:58 PM   #7
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Really?I was planning to study in.....oh crap whats that call....design& something about learning making 3d model,learning with PShops...
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Old 08-06-2011, 03:26 PM   #8
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That's 3D art, 3D graphics. An art degree.
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Old 08-06-2011, 04:35 PM   #9
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Oh really?lol that's just show how noob I am.My cousin also said you have to learn with photographing,is that true?
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My cousin also said you have to learn with photographing,is that true?
Maybe there are some art programs that "require" (as your cousin says) photography classes as part of the curriculum. Maybe there are some that don't. It's highly likely that when you enter an art program you'll need to take classes in a variety of art disciplines: drawing, painting, sculpting. And you'll need to take classes in English, psychology, history, foreign language, science...
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