Dedicated to artistic studies, the Start fair takes place on December 10 and 11, 2022 at the Carrousel du Louvre, in Paris. To orient yourself well in these dream sectors, here are some tips from wise professionals.
“Getting into art studies may not be the safest path, but I’m sure it’s better to try than to have regrets later in life. » This is the leitmotif of Osman Cerfon, director of animated films, who has just completed his fifth short film and teaches at La Poudrière. Thus, the path of art studies is not only that of a technical apprenticeship — observational drawing, 3D software, etc. —, but also the time of discovering one’s path and one’s desires. “Even if you sometimes need solitude to dig deep into yourself, going through a school allows you to share culture, open your mind, and above all it’s a wonderful immersion with people who have the same interests” , enthuses the illustrator Cruschiform.
And it is also at school that the first networks are created, essential for getting your first steps, your first orders. Because once graduated, the abyss of the world of work is dizzying. If the future like animation can reassure themselves of the overall good health of the sector, the authors and illustrators, they must hang on to hope to live from their pens and pencils. Versatility and tenacity are lifelines in an increasingly precarious publishing world. Working as a nurse like Marylou Meli, choosing to live in a van like Clara Lodewick, cartoonist for advertising campaigns like Cruschiform, here are some concrete examples of the life of an author (and author) today. None of these three today regrets their decision to follow an artistic training, because they live their passion, despite everything. So why not you ?
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