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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!
  • Listening to: pandora
  • Reading: Invincible
  • Watching: Modern Family
  • Playing: by writing this journal
  • Eating: too, too much.
  • Drinking: afternoon coffee
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Wavedrake 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 May 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I just posted it, check my newest Journal.
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Wavedrake May 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I was gonna say, that was fast o_o :D thank you.
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For whatever reason the site doesn't seem to load. I'll check it out later.
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DarylT 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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:iconmumulrastogi:
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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:iconmumulrastogi:
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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:iconhurricaneleslie1:
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 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 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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