I know this topic has been brought up before, but I was wondering if I could get a fresh perspective on animation vs illustration, as well as an opinion on which one would be better to help me reach my goals.
For starters, I am in my late 20s now, and, after a somewhat disappointing education in graphic design, have decided to go back to school to further my studies. I've been accepted into an animation school out east (Algonquin College) and ACAD in Calgary.
The best way to sum me up is that I love to dream up animated stories and write them down on paper. I enjoy dabbling with plot, dialogue, and pacing a lot. But I also like to draw and hope to get into children's comics, animation storyboards, and, if I'm lucky, write and illustrate a chapter book someday.
Now the problem is that I simply don't know which educational experience would best suit my circumstances. I love illustration because of my love for sequential storytelling, but I know things like typography and colour might be a problem for me (they always have ) On the other hand, I'm lured to animation because of the bountiful job opportunities (do I have this right?) and because I love drawing cartoons. But I've also taken an introductory course in animation, and while I found the end result to fun, I've discovered that I was less than stellar at it and that it sort of wore me down.
Then again, I could just be procrastinating, as both opportunities seem fantastic and I don't want to lose either.