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Old 08-20-2011, 11:40 AM   #1
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I am amazed and what im seeing from guild wars 2. The characters and scenery has made me consider a career in game art/level design(which ever its called haha) Im a senior in high school right now but wanted to know what does it take to have a successful career in this field?
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:51 AM   #2
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what does it take to have a successful career in this field?
An art degree and a great portfolio.
http://archives.igda.org/breakingin/path_art.htm
http://www.skillset.org/games/career...cle_4733_1.asp
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson53.htm
http://gamecareerguide.com/getting_started/

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A 4-year degree in anything, and a great portfolio
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/m69.htm
http://archives.igda.org/breakingin/...sign.htm#level
http://www.skillset.org/games/career...cle_4736_1.asp
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:15 AM   #3
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A amazing portfolio and art knolodge to back it up. Before you spend a lot of money (say 60k) or time (say 6+ years doing at least one finished price every day in a sketch book or speed model in zbrush or 3d program of choice ) go take a generalist art class like drawing 101 at your local community college. If you still enjoy it seek career from there. You may find u love the product but hate the process.
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