Recently I submitted some concept art to a studio for the chance to be a part of the movie making process, something I’ve wanted to do since I was a little kid. Creating animated movies is the only thing I want to do with my life. I was more excited than I’ve ever been for a crack at the career I’ve always wanted.
The test was to create otherworldly armor for angel beings going to war. I worked on this piece for two days. I believe I put more time into it than I’ve ever put into anything, because I wanted it so much.
But it wasn’t good enough. All I got back was that they were looking for someone with more experience.
How are is anyone supposed to gain experience when they’re not given the opportunity to gain experience?
Even though it didn’t land me my dream job, I’m still proud of this piece. And even though I was brought from my highest, happiest point to my lowest, most depressed point, I still got something out of it.
Try harder. Because failure is a choice.