2018-09-24 - Ask
Kyle asks: “I’m an aspiring artist and I hope to one day get into comic art or game design. I was wondering if your team has any ideas or tips for me.”
i’m not sure how old you are, but when i was younger i would have loved to get this „tip“ from
someone more experienced like me. There is only one thing in any creative field that you need to know:
There are two kinds of people, those who aspire to do something creative, art, music, games and go around places to ask how to get into the field and those who just do it.
The secret to all succsessful creative people is that they never ask how to do anything they just start doing it. They pour their heart and soul into their craft and maybe one day they get into it. There is not one specific way, just a big open road with multiple pathways and opportunities left and right.If you really feel any creative drive you should be listening to that inner voice and start creating stuff right now.
For me personally i always wanted to create games but couldn’t because i had no programming skills. So i sat down and searched the internet for ways to create games without being able to program. After a short time i started making games using a visual programming game engine called www.stencyl.com.
My creative drive to create games pushed me through many failed attempts of making shitty uninteresting things, but that’s just part of the experience. Someone way smarter than me once said „Being bad as something is the first step to being good at it“.
So my advice is to stop worrying about how others did it and start creating now.