An animator career means you are an artist and express your thoughts through a variety of different ways.
A painter might use a canvas and watercolors or oils for their paintings. Some like to paint things they see around them. While others will have a vision that they are seeing in their mind and they want to share it with others.
An artist will use paper and pencil or ink pens in order to express themselves. There are many artists that like to sketch pictures of people posing for them. They are able to look at a person and capture every freckle, line and facial expression when they sketch it out.
There are even sculptors that work with clay in order to express themselves. They are able to take a ball of clay and transform it into a person or an object.
Many of these different artists will even use a computer in order to take things a step farther. The computer can enhance their creation or even make it come alive and move around across the screen. The imagination has no limits when you are expressing thoughts or things you want to copy for sharing with others.
Now each of these can be taken a step farther and categorized. If you like to make special effects or have animation come to life on a screen or a computer then you would be a multimedia artist. A painter or sculptor that makes a creation when they are expressing themselves is a fine artist. They will use many different techniques to accomplish the task they are trying to capture including using media. If you make things by hand for resale or to exhibit somewhere then you would be a craft artist. Lastly if you use design concepts to formulate ways for Animation then you would be an art director.
Each category of people will have their work show up in different places for people to view and admire.
When looking at digital media, newspapers, periodicals etc. you are admiring an art director’s work. They will decide the best way to capture the vision and make it pop for grabbing a person’s attention. Then they will oversee the project from start to finish making sure everything is done precisely.
When walking around a craft show or a retail outlet you will see many things for sale that are made by hand. You are now admiring the work of a craft artist.
If you find yourself walking around a museum, art gallery or even admiring art work in someone’s home, you are looking at the work of a fine artist. They love letting people purchase their work but, find it hard to make a living off this alone. A fine artist usually has another job besides just depending upon the sales of their art work.