So I have been ignoring these questions for a month, I thought I should get to them. Sorry, folks. There are also several other questions that require longer answers that I will answer in the near future. Right now I don’t have the time and energy to write up good answers for them, but I will! Promise!
Right, let’s get to this
1. I think your friend has a point. It doesn’t have to be, though, you can be flexible and adapt a lot of styles. I personally don’t give it too much thought
2. There is a very good argument to doing things traditionally first, as digital means “convenience”, and if you know how to do it the hard way, you can do it the easy way. In terms of lines and drawings, going digital just means more time devoted to getting used to looking at a cursor and not where your pen is pointing, so I’d advice working traditionally first as it’s just easier. In terms of painting, there are two sides of the coin, as digitally you won’t have to spend money buying expensive paint tubes, but at the same time, if you don’t know how to mix colors with actual paint, it’s hard for you to pick the right colors. Unless, of course, you’re one of those people out there who just have a good instinct when it comes to colors.
3. Internship is a different story, because you have to look at what internship position you’re going for. But for storyboarding job, all you need is a damn good storyboard portfolio. I mean, hell, I’m storyboarding right now and I don’t have anything close to an art degree. I have a Bachelor and Master in Physics, but that doesn’t tell anyone anything about art.
4. I’m reluctant to call him professor, as he’s not a teacher in the academic sense. The class I took was with Jay Oliva, whose new film The Dark Knight Returns just came out a few days ago! He’s a director working for WB and in the class we get a page of script every week to board and get critiqued. Each script page usually amounts to 100-150 panels of drawings, depending on how posed out they are. The class itself focuses on film techniques, rules on how to set up your shots, and composition stuff. It was more of a film class than an art class.
5. My opinion on this is NO. Traditional comics is so easy to make, all you need is a piece of paper and a pen. I mean, for god’s sake you can even do it on a napkin while eating lunch.
6. I’ve been to both. I live closer to the Rowland one though
7. Good questions. Mine tends to smell like Cheetos.
8. If you really must know know, including baptist name and confirmation name (I’m Catholic), it’s Benedectus Dominicus Edo Juwono.
No, I’m not kidding.
9. Yes I have. Utterly confused and unsatisfied first time, was enjoyable the second time. Follows the same issue I have with Nolan movies, in that for a Nolan movie to be really good it would have to have at least a 5-hour runtime.
10. ”Ben Juwono”? Why yes it is, thank you for noticing.
11. When I feel fancy I use Hunt #22B nib with Deleter #4 black ink. But sometimes I just use black Copic Multiliner / Staedtler.
12. Thank you for such kinds words. All I’m doing is passing down information I hear from artists I look up to. If they do you good as much as they do me, then my job is done.