Which of these two careers do you think is the easiest in which to gain recognition? I have a friend I grew up with who says all the time he's a film maker. I haven't seen him for over 40 years and haven't seen anything he claims as his work. I'm working toward drastically increasing my stealth as a Computer Graphics (CG) illustrator and animator The above is some of my first landscape work in Blender. To do it further justice I really need a better computer, which I'm working on. This is freehand rework in Twisted Brush. A bunch of mouse dribble. I suppose, for me personally, I'm wondering about the worth of my own skills as much as anyone else does theirs. From the general aspect, though, what type of work do you think is the easiest route to becoming published successfully? The trend for visual artists these days, from what I understand, is to self-publish illustrated stories. Is one wiser to spend the time making a serious animated film and launching clips on You Tube or just to muddle through writing, editing and doing one's best to adequately publish?