Hey Everyone, Just saw this thread.
I would like to start off by saying thank you to all the comments both positive or negative. I appreciate the criticisms and the feedback. I do realize there's a lot of comments speculating on how I got the job.
Honestly, I spent a really long time trying to study classic animation, studying Preston Blair for fundamentals, redrawing frames from classical cartoons and selecting a few of my modern favorites. I really only had my account for about a year or so, over that time I began just posting my works like normally. Over time a few boarders and artists who worked at companies began to notice my work and follow me. Networking and being friendly is a big part of the industry, yes, but the way I got hired was that the director reached out to me asking to see my portfolio. I actually didn't initially respond because I was still building it but one day I sat down and took a good chunk of the day to make a proper and organized portfolio. I sent it off to him and got a response back that he approved, there really wasn't much more to it.
I wanna say the biggest thing to anyone trying to get a job in the industry is really hone in as much as you can on STUDYING, I know im 18 and while I do appreciate the comments about my skill level, i know there's a much higher learning curve ahead. Always try learning and analyzing from artists who are much better than you and really hone in on that. As for networking, it's really not as deep as it seems, just comment positive things on other artists' profiles, maybe reach out and ask them questions and it sort of happens naturally if i'm being honest.