Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I get into Calarts/Pixar Story Internship?!?

A: Calarts was over a decade ago for me. It also, wasn't that amazing an experience and traumatised me. If you're still dead set on applying, I had a blog dating as far back to 2011 but it is private now. If you really want to get into these programs, it's al just hardcore drawing efforts. In short, you need to be doing lifedrawing everyday. Pixar Story Internship is even more hard to get into...

Q: How do you get a job as a storyboard artist?

A: I've worked on drawing every day of my life. I'm downright obsessed with it. You can't be an amazing storyboard artist without loving characters, stories and film. You need to be doing everyday life drawing or observing scenes around you; even the mediocre living room 'mom on the couch' sketches have immense value.

Q: Will you do commissions/animation work for me?

A: Not unless you're a legitmate studio. I have my own personal projects I'm currently chipping away at. The reason I say 'no' is because usually people don't have the dedication and skills to finish projects and pay people.

Q: I'm a voice actor/musician/sound designer/programmer/misc animation or game skilled person. Do you wanna work together?

If you are passionate about your field of work and good at collaborating, contact me through my contact form!

Q: What tools/software do you use?

A: I own a Wacom Cintiq 12WX and a Cintiq 22HD.
I used to use Photoshop, but Adobe became too expensive so I'm now using Krita (which is free and very similar to how I used to paint.) and ClipStudioPaint for illustrating.
Tvpaint and FlipAClip for animating.
StoryboardPro for storyboards.
GameMakerStudio 2 and Ren'Py for games.
I sometime paint using Autodesk Sketchbook on my phone using the stylus.
I also love Pentel, Pilot and Uniball pens any sketchbook with decent paper. Field Notes are awesome for commute sketching.

Q: How can you do animation work from Adelaide, South Australia?

A: You have to build up trust with employers but you'll find many people remote work nowaways. Adelaide is a gorgeous place to live, don't diss it.

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