go to a college that focuses on animation....,learn from professionals, make a demo/portfolio, get your degree, find a job. the school environment can be really motivating then learning on your own. youll learn 2d and 3d animation among other things related to that field. Things are going more towards 3d animation. a lot of 2d is out sourced to other countries. if you really want to learn it id go to college
animators do tons and tons of drawings so get ready to do thousands of drawings.
if you want to make comics, make one right now. Take a pencil and piece of paper and draw a story an idea. It might be crap, but then make another one, a better one, and another one. Same with animation there are some free programs you can mess with, you can do it old fashioned style with photographs or scans of your drawings, or do a claymation. Supplement your doing with study, but don't just study, study and do at the same time.
GloomyPandaBearFeatured By OwnerJan 17, 2013Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been starting on a comic after doing some meaningless crappy once(except they were back in 6th grade) and I've also been messing around with animation a bit. The biggest problem I have is adding voice because I can't get anyone to voice act. They are people who are willing to help, but I can't take my laptop to them. Anyways thank you for the comment and help
do it yourself, or do voiceless animation, things with just music. There's a lot of short animation out there without words, they're not always necessary Perhaps find some people online who are interested in becoming actors or voice actors who you could collaborate and be friends with? As someone else said, Animation is rarely a solo occupation, so being able to source a team might be good practice, and it shows you are willing to go above and beyond for your work.
If you maintain a youtube or a vimeo with your animations you might even gain a following and fanbase if you make interesting work, and fans are often willing to help. The internet is a tool ripe for use!