Hello! I'm Autumn, I'm an animator, and I'm gonna write a little bit about myself.
Art has always been a huge part of my life, I grew up with a creative family and in a creatively freeing household. Growing up, I watched plenty of cartoons and animated movies like plenty of kids do. But at some point the inspiration clicked in my brain, and I realized I wanted to make one of those cartoons or movies myself!
I love anything animated, from stop motion to 3D, but my heart will always have a special place for traditional 2D. Animation itself inspires me endlessly, things like classic Disney movies are always my go-to because of the amount of pure talent put into them. Characters have also been a driving force for my inspiration as an artist. Before I had a grasp on how to animate, I'd always make little comics in my notebooks of characters I'd create on the spot. So it felt like a natural next step to go from comics to animation and make these characters come even more to life!
Besides animating and drawing, I spend a lot of my time being creative in other ways. Before animating and getting more serious into drawing, I was really into video making and editing, and that's still a passion of mine that I want to spend more time on in the future! I also like sculpting and carving, even though I still need plenty of practice to make the things look decent. I also like working with tools and building things, from furniture to technology. I like knowing how things work! I also love spending time playing video games in my down time.
As far as education goes, I took as many art classes as I could in high school, went to my community college for a year and took a bunch of art classes, then I went to the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan to get my BFA in Animation! The answer I always give when people ask me how art school was is this: You only get out of it what you put in. I always want to push myself as an artist and learn new things as I go. I don't want to be stagnant, I want to keep moving. And I hope to get even better at that in the future!