Hey guys what I'm gonna talk about today in this post is a little about the industry that I'm interested in going into after I leave college and that's Character Design. What I have here are a list of job applications that I found from the internet and they of course what they want out of their applicants. Underneath I will explain about how I compare myself to that and what people can expect from me. This is very important to put up because it reminds me what I want to achieve in my life and it's important to my tutor Jared mostly, so he knows what I really hope to accomplish.
So here we go this is the first application from ifreelance.com on 'Character Concepts'. This is the job description.
'Hi I need some one to create Character Concepts for my own personal Characters. I Lack the artistic skill to give my characters that professional look. What I need someone to do is to take my characters I have drawn and to edit them and give them that finished apperance to them and in some cases I have no concepts for them so I will describe the character and rely on someone to create the character based on my description. There is 50 Character concepts I would like done in full color and I will like to work around 10 dollars per character so the total project cost would be 500. The payment method will be simple, You send me a group of 5 concepts and i will fund you 10 dollars for each concept so I will send you 50 dollars in total. I plan on staring this project the first of january but I may start sooner.'
What this guy is talking about is that he needs someone who can draw what he has in mind. I am so down for that. Mostly I do draw characters of my own but I'm so interested in drawing other people's ideas. I am of course capable of listening which is what he talks about here however he doesn't mention what tools will be required (i.e photoshop, illustrator, flash etc.), I guess he just wants you to just do whatever you think is better in designing a character. I can of course use photoshop and flash but I lack knowing everything about it. I only know some of the easier stuff, whereas you need to raise you game particularly if you're going to be working with other people. So that's really what I've got to learn and that is to learn the entire process of photoshop, illustrator and flash, if of course that's what this guy wants from you.
Okay here's the next one from odesk.com.