How I Became An Animator

12. jan. 2019
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I thought for my first video of 2019 it would be a good ideea to look back on my entire journey as a digital artist and share some tips for beginners on how to get started in animation, or in digital art, what lessons I had to learn that might be useful to others in the same position I was several years ago.
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Background track: Sleepy Fish - Fall's Echoes
Outro song: Joakim Karud - Loudness & Clarity
Animation help:
- Partial lipsync and clean-up by Stefan Popa:
- Partial clean-up by Ana Iutes:

  • If you wanna read more on the Wacom Cintiq 16: PS: A lot of stuff in this video is quite personal but I think by sharing it a lot of people will find useful lessons in there. Appreciate ya!

    Andrei TerbeaAndrei TerbeaPred 2 leti
    • Esti roman nu cred

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    • Do you survive on SLworlds or do you have a second job

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    • ok

      Surya KasraneniSurya KasraneniPred 10 dnevi
    • Thank you so much for this vid.. i literally dropped a tear after watching this lol

      ASM _ CLCASM _ CLCPred 13 dnevi
    • This is so good animation 😍

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  • Thanks for the advice! Guys out there... Any Art forum you recommend?

    Bere LopezBere LopezPred 2 urami
  • You’re colour-blind? So that’s why you’re main colours are black and white

    BrickFilmStudioBrickFilmStudioPred 6 urami
  • In the outro my mom called me and I just started waving my hands

    Shivam TadepalliShivam TadepalliPred 7 urami
  • Thankyou !

    Tanya AgarwalTanya AgarwalPred 13 urami
  • you could play roblox bc its 2006 and if u willing to pay to play early version of roblox

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  • !WOW!!!!🥺😄😄

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  • I want to be an animator when I grow up

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  • Toate respectele mele

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  • So... some famous artists um.. didn’t really study in school

    Franz Henry GabeFranz Henry GabePred 2 dnevi
  • Wow thats big history, i just searched tutorial how to make anime))

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  • i think my head just exploded

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  • rate my animations

  • Your colour blind ?

    Afrin JahanAfrin JahanPred 3 dnevi
  • Wise words. You have a lovely voice.

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  • 2021???

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  • Roman??

    Scarfy メScarfy メPred 4 dnevi
  • Thank you for making me take my first step to animation I deeply appreciate your help and this my Journey starts :)

    Gamer CloudGamer CloudPred 4 dnevi
  • love your story.. very inspiring and best advise one can share.. Thank you. ❤️🙏

    Nitesh SainiNitesh SainiPred 4 dnevi
  • sir can you tell me which softwae do you use

    sabbavarapu nikhilsabbavarapu nikhilPred 4 dnevi
  • something special to me was in 2009

    Jake DeshayesJake DeshayesPred 4 dnevi
  • 4:35 and this is how ww3 started

    SamotbeatzzSamotbeatzzPred 5 dnevi
  • 0:46 My brain: **DON'T** Me: Blasts Soviet Anthem.

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  • finally after all these years i found an animater who is romanian too, just thank you

    Rea TempestRea TempestPred 5 dnevi

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  • Can anyone name software he used in his video

    Vedansh BelieberVedansh BelieberPred 5 dnevi
  • 😍🤩🥰 I can't be self-builder as 🙃😔I am very lazzzzzzzzzzzyyyyy,,,...

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  • E

    Green Titan GamerGreen Titan GamerPred 6 dnevi
  • You deserve more subs because your animations are smooth and they are epic

    Davidplaz DuarteDavidplaz DuartePred 6 dnevi
  • What animation software do you use ?

    Flying Stork GamingFlying Stork GamingPred 6 dnevi
  • This is so effin inspirational, if only I wasn't a procrastinator

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  • I am looking into trying online art and animation can someone please recommend me a good and easy animation app?

    JustNoobyJustNoobyPred 7 dnevi
  • Yeah yeah ... That's maybe the most honest video about art I've seen far away When you work on digital art for some time you'll understand that it's perfectly the same

    Suna SSJSuna SSJPred 7 dnevi
  • One of the things my parents forced me was to attend art school, I only went for 1 year , but I never liked it , now I am a freelancer and learnt video editing , Animating by myself , I have a decent income and I hope to improve my artwork once more ...

    Hilal YounusHilal YounusPred 8 dnevi
    • :DDDD :OOO

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  • wow.. thanks

    anjie delosreyesanjie delosreyesPred 8 dnevi
  • I have a wacom tablet and I got it for my 9th birthday two years ago and its real trusty!

    Devon MitchellDevon MitchellPred 8 dnevi
  • I love this!

    thirdlynephilimthirdlynephilimPred 9 dnevi
  • i recently got that same tablet you got when you were younger, its old but i love it

    Florp SpesusFlorp SpesusPred 9 dnevi
  • Hello to you. I'm a new SLworldsr. I have decided to teach cooking and give honest reviews of Products / Website. Have just uploaded 1 video and I've decided to upload once a week. Plz support me. I've supported many new SLworldsrs. Plz support me too. The best thing is - I'm very honest and never will do click bait to get attention and subscribers. It will be genuine just like me. If you are a youtuber, plz let me know too. I'll subscribe yours n even watch videos and share with people interested. Thnx a lot. Plz view my channel once :) Help me grow.

    Anif WaliAnif WaliPred 9 dnevi
  • Brother... You're awesome !!!!

    Prathamesh TandalePrathamesh TandalePred 9 dnevi
  • Ibam intrested to learn animation , but i am 24 yrs old i have Little know about animations.

    Chai Studio houseChai Studio housePred 9 dnevi
  • When he said he was in post soviet romania,I thought be was a oht to say I am an orphan. No,Jts knowledge not rascism

    Kailas MenonKailas MenonPred 10 dnevi
  • It’s so difficult to get subscribers as I’m a beginner animator/youtuber like sooo difficult

    Itz Aahan YogiItz Aahan YogiPred 10 dnevi
  • Business side huh? Interesting

    jamesbx2222jamesbx2222Pred 10 dnevi
  • I`'m Very Poor. I wanna become an artist like you. I don't even have a phone. haha

    Re-Act IonRe-Act IonPred 10 dnevi
    • @「Death Moon 月」 I Want to be an Animator and I will be one. Anyway, Thanks for cheering me up. I will do my best even i have no things to begin with.

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    • -I really really really wish you can be one one day,don't give up, I'll pray for you!💞

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  • 2:18 my first wacom tablet is an intuos I got it for christmas

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  • Esti roman sau mi se pare?

    Ase RazvanAse RazvanPred 12 dnevi
  • Salut boss

    Cal FerCal FerPred 12 dnevi
  • Wth i just started animation at 14 what a coincidence.

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  • i am a animater but i don t have animation tablet pls help

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  • i’m 14, born in 2006, this guy started at 14 _in_ 2006, someone else in this comment section is the same as me lol. I’m also trying to get into animation but i know that sometimes the pay isn’t very good but i’d rather just do what i love, i don’t need a high pay to be happy. I have some experience in the editing community so camera angles, commissions and special effects aren’t a problem for me, and art i’ve been doing my whole life so i’m ok right now, just need to focus on anatomy and building something that is simple yet unique enough to stand out from others (this is some advice from 3.5 years of experience in the editing community that people tend to not listen can’t just do shit that’s trendy at the time and expect to get somewhere, you’ll just blend in with the other 6k accounts doing the same shit that i can’t tell the difference between. it’s called a trend for a reason) But one thing i need to focus on is developing my path. I asked my sister (who is *also* 1 year older than me and whom up until recently, i shared a room with lmfaooo) who does graphics and is trying to become a game designer and she gave me some advice. I’m trying to also grow a platform so that it’ll be easier for me in the future, wish me and anyone else in the same shoes luck! :)

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  • The story itself is an animation...great work Andre

    Kenyan VibeKenyan VibePred 12 dnevi
  • You Learn Art By Making Art!

    TanvirEditzTanvirEditzPred 12 dnevi
  • That was really inspiring, kudos to you man.

    Fckin Zyzz BrahFckin Zyzz BrahPred 13 dnevi
  • its all easy planning and dreaming but its a lot harder getting that pen to paper to make the final product but put dedication into it and you will succeed, one day, one day your time will come.

    legoscout robloxlegoscout robloxPred 13 dnevi
  • i would i cant even afford a cheap drawing tablet

    A Samad GamerA Samad GamerPred 13 dnevi
  • you look like doctor Jack from Lost:)) useful video, thank you al lot!

    İlkin Bİlge İdemİlkin Bİlge İdemPred 13 dnevi
  • 0:09 She is like bublles in cartoon The Power Of Girl ( my brother like that cartoon>~< )

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  • Believe In Yourself.

    Ramdom FandomRamdom FandomPred 13 dnevi
  • I rarely do commenting but your story gives me motivation. Thank you and wish you the best

    Tiến Phúc NguyễnTiến Phúc NguyễnPred 13 dnevi
  • im 28 and i try to get a diploma to get out of my country and change my actual life (im miserable right now lol) but art schools are so pricy here and the free one out of my league. Im watching this to get motivation and maybe a solution i didnt tought of first

    Tanguy SanchezTanguy SanchezPred 14 dnevi
  • Am dat la facultatea de calculatoare pentru ca am crezut ca o sa se prinda ceva de mine si o sa-mi placa, dar mereu am fost atras de domeniul vizual ( desen , photo , video editing) ... M-am mintit singur ca-mi place ce nu -mi place , si acum o sa sa invat design grafic si sper sa ajung si eu un animator la un moment dat.

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  • I was born in June 10 2013 good job that you started gg

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  • Congragulation.

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  • What software u used to make this animations

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  • Man... u just told me a valuable lesson... that will never forget... 😐

    Rocket StudiosRocket StudiosPred 15 dnevi
  • The real question for me is, if you're Romanian and only lived in Denmark apart from Romania, how the heck do you sound so perfectly American?

    MaxPlayne87MaxPlayne87Pred 15 dnevi
  • Great 😊 I'm also a digital artist but Still I don't have a stylus

    Morning star art studioMorning star art studioPred 15 dnevi
  • Fine. Hi. My name is Johan Sebastian Berglund, and by typing "Johan Sebastian Berglund - artist and caricaturist", there is my SLworlds channel with story, paintings, caricatures and so.. and maybe can give a "like" and a "subscribe". Thanks.

    Johan Sebastian BerglundJohan Sebastian BerglundPred 16 dnevi
  • :O he started art the year of my birthday

    GooseMonGooseMonPred 16 dnevi
  • Salut

    GaBy ROGaBy ROPred 16 dnevi
  • Now how beautiful was this!💖 Thank you for sharing the story!

    Niharika SaxenaNiharika SaxenaPred 16 dnevi
  • No one knows me here anyway, so I'll just go on and rant out my grievances. I'm in college atm, with my course being somewhat related to medicine. This was the choice everybody expected me to get. My grades were enough to get me into a Univ for free. But I'm also a traditional artist, and I really love art and animation. I've been drawing at the back of my notebooks since I was a child and it's the only sub during my HS that I felt accomplished. My family isn't poor, but we get by. I'm too scared to ask my parents for money (for materials and maybe even a drawing tablet) because I know we have much more important needs to be met. To them, me doing art is just a leisure experience that I get to enjoy once in a while, and when I show them my work they go "Wow! That looks great!" and move on. But sometimes my mind drifts into asking "what if I just took animation for college?" or just even start painting and drawing more. "That would be insane" I thought. My course requires a lot of studying and reading, and I don't have time for that. Besides, I can hear the disappointment already. See, my country really doesn't care about the arts. Professionals are severely underpaid, artists are consolidated with free food and "exposure", and people tend to lean in and whisper "Hey, I'm your friend, please draw me." Looking at that business landscape, I just didn't want to risk it. Plus, I want to help my family too. But at the back of my heart, I dream. Thanks for the great Vid, Andrei!

    First Samuel_XXVFirst Samuel_XXVPred 16 dnevi
  • He kind of sounds liek fred armisen jsut a little bit

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  • what software do you use to create this

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  • what app you use for drawing

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  • I've started animation in the 10th grade, when I was 15 or 16 years old, using Microsoft PowerPoint.

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  • Sort of how I got started. I agree and feel every bits of the video

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  • To be honest though, if it cost more to pay the mailing than the actual just annoys me so I have to at least pay equal to the postage. Is that just me?

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    • @daisy Yeah I know all of those sites.

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    • ever heard of sum called paypal, cashapp, venmo?

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  • breh ia m 9 years old and i animate

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  • You use filp clip to anime your videos

    young CJyoung CJPred 19 dnevi
  • I will come back here in future :)

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  • 8:33 in the words of Cool-Odd1sOut: GON GET RIPPED!

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  • So it actually is possible for me as a total screwup to make something of my life Thanks man, i really appreciate the motivation, i really needed it

    Fluffy JellyFluffy JellyPred 19 dnevi
  • YOU ARE ROMANIAN !? Im Romanian:3

  • Nice

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  • I also am Romanian

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  • Can you make how you animate and steps for beginner

    Jeramite DelacruzJeramite DelacruzPred 21 dnevom
  • Are u Romanian?

  • I'm watching this in 2020 an you are 28...probably. But thanks for sharing your story.

    Monica TurnerMonica TurnerPred 23 dnevi
  • Ok so don't hate on me I am Indian

    Swara PatilSwara PatilPred 23 dnevi
  • ceau si eu sunt din romania

    matei veresmatei veresPred 23 dnevi
  • Man I’ve never agreed with a video this much before. I’ve been drawing for about a year now and I noticed a lot of things. No one is born being able to create a Mona Lisa. We all start from square one. Comparing yourself to someone that’s being drawing for 10+ years is just stupid, but I’m sure we all did it in the beginning. I did that so much lol. There’s no “get rich quick” option for art. Going to art school is pointless if you want to learn how to draw/animate. You learn that by yourself. And like studying, everyone has their pace in this process. Someone might be able to draw a masterpiece in a year but you took two. That’s totally normal. Art is a beautiful thing. It’s completely fair. No red tape. You don’t need money. You can draw with a dollar pen and paper or a thousand dollar drawing tablet it doesn’t matter. What matters is your will to get better. I fucking love art.

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  • Everyone: focused in the video Me: Where the heck is Wilbur?

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  • You are the proof that i can succeed( i am romanian to)ps do i have a good start?)

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  • Google

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  • 8:52 asdf reference?

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