Hello everyone, it’s finally here! The Striving for Animation discord! This is something that has been highly requested, but the general consensus was that a discord would take away from the forum’s activity. So the solution we created was a discord that is application only.
The reason this server is application only is because the server has industry pros in it who are available and willing to provide notes and feedback to you on your way to becoming a professional animator. Since their time is very limited we are limiting the initial round of admittance to 5 people.
There are two roles in the discord server “Striver” which would be most of you guys, and “Professional Strivers”. Strivers will be individuals who are seriously committed to making 2d Japanese animation be their career, they will be people who have a good grasp on the basics of drawing, and are just now making the next step toward becoming an animator for the anime industry.
The Professional strivers, are english-speaking individuals who are currently working in the Japanese animation industry. We still call them strivers because artists never stop learning!
The application requires a submission of a portfolio, which should show drawing ability and an understanding of basic construction skills, drawing from reference, & some understanding of animation principles. We can’t accept beginners because there are plenty of resources online for learning how to draw & we can’t let the server get too bogged down with drawing fundamentals. Members of the server will be required a weekly completed 1 second animation (minimum). Along with a soft requirement of daily drawing posting.
Soon we will have a guide which will help absolute beginners get to the skill level required to join the server, for now, use your own judgement and only apply if you believe you will be accepted. If you are unsure though, please still apply and we will let you know why if you are denied entry to the server.
We will only accept up to 5 users for this initial round as of 11/17/2019. After which applications will be closed until an additional pro joins the server or until a striver upgrades to a pro striver.
If you are an industry professional and would like to join the server send me a PM, and we will get you added to the server.