I liked this profile of animator Keith Sintay by Suzette Hackney in today's Detroit Free Press:
"Keith Sintay was an unmotivated Central Michigan University student living in the dormitory, doing little more than attending classes -- and parties -- when a T-shirt changed his life.
"Well, it was actually a mascot drawing that was to appear on a T-shirt representing his dorm that changed his life."'It was poorly done and I asked if I could redo it,' said Sintay, a Livonia native.
The rest is here.
Keith's five tips from a pro to help you:
• Draw, draw, draw.
• Take art, animation and computer courses. Education and training are necessary to become successful.
• Pursue internships and find mentors along the way.
• Focus on a solid portfolio. Less is more -- don't overload the portfolio. Instead, pick the best 5-10 drawings and computer-generated images, and a couple minutes of animation.
• Make sure you love doing it because the craft requires long hours, self-motivation, patience and hard work.