DO WHAT YOU LOVE. If you are passionate about what you're doing, it shows. If you're having fun, it shows. If you're bored, IT SHOWS.
You MUST stay Excited and Motivated. You need to stay fresh. Expose yourself to new things. New techniques. You should be getting tired of your own s*** on a fairly regular basis. Otherwise other people will.
Stop worrying about all the other stuff—the pencils, the paper, the anatomy, all that S***. It will only get you so far. You've already got most of what you need.
But here's the deal. YOU NEED TO TAKE RISKS. Guess what? YOU ARE MOST LIKELY GOING TO FAIL. If you want it—REALLY want it, that won't stop you. You will learn A LOT.
- Joe Madureira
Program - Maya 2014
Rig - Stewart
Character Animation Crash Course
Animator's Survival Kit
Illusion of Life
12 Principles of Animation
Drawn to Life