Sorry it’s taken me so long to respond. I’ve got lots of questions and very little time to answer them!
I thought these two could be answered together. Hopefully you guys will see this.
When is a realistic time to give up on being an animator?
My response to you would be: when you’re dead! Honestly, I could tell you about how I had my doubts of ever getting into the industry, but I’m just gonna give you the short answer on this one. You may surprise yourself. To connect back to the question I just answered before this—Nathan Greno was one of the worst artists in his class when he first started out in college. But he worked his ass off and went on to direct Tangled. So, there’s no time to give up!
Are there any tips on how to become more positive about your art?
It’s different for everyone, but just remember that a mistake will teach you more than a success. You’re not always going to be 100% happy with your work; I don’t think anyone is. It’s whether you keep moving forward or not that decides how far you can go. Have you heard of conceptart? There are some really great people on there who’ll help you with your art. Don’t be afraid to ask for it.