Do you guys think that being a good 3D artist or 2D illustrator is harder to get good at than say graphic design or photograpy? The reason i ask is that i went to my schools portfolio day (all of the this quarters graduates display thier work). When i went to the photography and graphic design sections they all looked very professional and i could imagine seeing much of the work published. When i went to the 3D/animation portion, i was somewhat suprised. One thing i noticed were the lack of 2D skills. for example many of the students styles looked very similar (photoshop airbrush), the life drawings werent great, and there were only a few people with good models. maybe i dont understand graphic design and photography but it seems all you need to do is understand how a camera works or photoshop, illustrator, in design etc, and have a good sense of design and composition. with 3d the programs are much more complex and creating things seems much more difficult. you have to model, unwrap, texture, rig, animate, light, etc. for painting or illustration weather it be digital or traditional you not only have to have a good sense of design and composition but you also need to know about color theory, anatomy, use of reference (for 3d too) perspective etc.