It has been months since I'm applying for a good studio as a 3D Artist only to face rejection.
I've been practicing 3D since I was just 8 and now that I have
completed my graduation, I am hardly able to land a job and I'm really
Here's my story - I set my goal since a very young age
and I knew I wanted to be a part of animation industry. I started
researching on the subject and dabbing around 3D softwares. By the age
of 11-12 I got my hands on maya and by the time I finished my schooling,
I knew zbrush, maya, vue and realflow. What I didn't have was an
understanding of doing a good art. I got into a local animation
institution which was affiliated to a well-known university. I was
pretty good at 3D but what I found out was the lack of enthusiasm in
students and teachers not knowing their subjects and due to my
reputation in the institution, I sometimes taught the subject to my
seniors. So I focused entirely on self study, talking to people online
and understanding procedure of getting accepted in a good animation
studio. It took me longer than usual to get really good at 3D since my
institution only focused in Maya and the students from my batch
completely gave up on 3D. I also started working as a freelancer and
landed a job during my days of institution.
Now that I'm a
recent graduate with a strong portfolio and thorough understanding of
industry required software skills and also with 2 years of experience as
a 3D artist and freelance including cinematography, photography,
videography and design. I'm looking forward to find a job in a good
animation studio buy I get rejected or not receive any mail at all. I
took advice from company professionals from online groups, I did what
they said and still no luck. I would like to know what is going wrong?
I'm currently freelancing as a video game artist but that's an
indefinite contract and I can be called off anytime and on the top it's
unpaid. I'm looking forward to have a stable job as I also need to
relocate outside my country as I also found out that the work
environment is not suitable for me. I'm only surviving on this freelance
because it is giving me experience what the studio requires. I really
need to get a stable ground as I know I'm not going to give up on 3D.
I would like to know what is there I'm doing wrong and what else can i correct?
Here's my link to my website, feel free to go through. https://blackfangwolf.artstation.com