It is easy to get employment today if you have any skills which can be sold online, especially art. Digital artists will never run out of jobs, from web designers to video game designers.
The latter have a lot of competition and working for a small company can pay much less than working for triple-A developers. To get there, however, you need to become a better artist, in general, and a better video game artist, specifically.
Here is how you can improve at being a better video game artist.
This is an old saying, dating back to who knows when, but one that is often overlooked. People search for inspiration and have periods where they cannot draw anything, yet they keep overlooking the fact that practice is more than just necessary.
In order to be good at anything, video game art included, you need to practice and improve to the point where you can draw or paint anything you can imagine. That will take time, for some, a year or two, for others, a decade. Time does not matter if video game art is your passion, leading us to the next tip.
If you enrolled into an art-related university or want to draw or paint in order to earn more money, you might just not be able to overcome all the obstacles in your way up the ladder. Loving art and the process of creating it means that you will be able to not only plow through the obstacles, but also love every step of the challenging journey.
That can also help you if you get to the point of working for a bigger company, where great art is expected from you. In those moments when inspiration is scarce and the will to work next to none, you can rely on your passion to jump-start your creative engine.
Socializing is key in this world of digital art. If you find other artists with similar interests, you can get tips on how to improve some details of your work, and perhaps even find some inspiration along the way. Increase your circle of artist friends and you will definitely increase your own inspiration find new ways of bringing that extra edge to video games.
Some people prefer doing everything, but it is much easier to make better art if you specialize. Science fiction, for example, has requirements which are not similar to cartoon artwork or high fantasy artwork. The same can be said for many genres, even though there are cross-genres in almost any video game.
Work on specializing yourself for a specific genre and your artwork should definitely improve.
These are a few tips you can use to improve your video game art. If everything fails, look to the great video game artists or just rely on your own passion. Whatever happens, keep working on it.