I have been reading like mad to try and understand the industry I'm heading toward. Concept art in the game art design industry, specifically.
The one thing I want to do with my life in particular is be a fantastic artist. I'm going to work in concept art because I love creating. I'm good at character design. I have a knack for working quickly and efficiently.
But what I keep seeing around is : Traditional art skills required.
I'm in love with digital art. I love being a digital artist and I really hate traditional mediums for the most part.
Yet again, I keep seeing it everywhere on job offers: Traditional art skills necessary.
Is is really true that all these big companies still feel you have to be good with pens and markers to be a concept artist? Are digital artworks still not allowed in the industry? I mean... I see concept art from major companies that I'm usually pretty sure is digital all the time. I also see a lot of marker/pen art...
And to be fair, I don't even mind using pens and markers sometimes. It's just that what I know I really want to do in my life the most is create digital artwork.
So ... anyone able to comment on this topic please?