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Check out this link charactersengage.com/, it has a new interview with me about why I made my new book Character Mentor, some early Disney stuff and how I got into character design as a career, etc.  The interviewer wisely chopped out a good chunk of the interview where I went off on a tear about my pet peeves about art schools today.   Seriously, I sound like a grumpy old man.  BUT, I do feel that art schools are not helping artists like they shou-- oops, there I go again.  Maybe I'll post a Journal about it someday....

PS>  In the interview, I announce a new product on my Charactermentorstudio.com site.  Check it out!
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Wavedrake Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Do post a journal about art schools not helping artists like they should, knowing history/what-goes-on is edifying to know. o3o If you want. If you can, not sure if you can do that?
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tombancroft Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I just posted it, check my newest Journal.
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Wavedrake Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I was gonna say, that was fast o_o :D thank you.
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goldenavatar Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
For whatever reason the site doesn't seem to load. I'll check it out later.
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DarylT Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Cool. And you right about the art schools. My animation school hasn't helped me out one bit in finding work.
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mumulrastogi Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
I read your interview... but it is true sir about how expensive are these art colleges and that too not providing the sufficient knowledge...
I have your book "Creating Characters With Personality" and have ordered for "Character Mentor" ...waiting for the book:-(
I am from India and I don't have any specific degree in art and animation but I am in the creative field for almost 8 yrs... though I am learning things at a very slow pace.
Whatever i have learnt it is on job and from few colleagues of mine...
I would really thank you as you have given a great opportunity to learn for budding animators through this initiative of yours.

Regards
Mumul
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mumulrastogi Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
I read your interview... but it is true sir about how expensive are these art colleges and that too not providing the sufficient knowledge...
I have your book "Creating Characters With Personality" and have ordered for "Character Mentor" ...waiting for the book:-(
I am from India and I have not don't any specific degree in art and animation but I am in the creative filed for almost 8 yrs... though I am learning things at a very slow pace.
Whatever i have learnt it is on job and from few colleagues of mine...
I would really thank you as you have given a great opportunity to learn for budding animators through this initiative of yours.

Regards
Mumul
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HurricaneLeslie1 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Personally, I'd like to see apprenticeships and mentorships make a comeback. REAL apprenticeships. I wish I could find something like this. Anyone need an apprentice???
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captstar1 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please post that and tell us your opinion. I'm currently in the Art Institute branch and its not as good as I thought it was gonna be. I do think your right.
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complextalent Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely interested in the rant. I didn't go to art school and it's probably for the best!

Nice interview, I'll be checking out the Character Mentor site after I read through the book! I'm expecting it in the mail this week. :)
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