Still practicing using traditional media since I've been focusing most of my attention on learning new software and creating digital art. I don't want to continuously get rusty and have to start from the beginning again! So it's high time I take another look at my schedule and carve out time for practicing and creating in both traditional and digital media.
But Megan, aren't you supposed to pick one thing and focus on that as your specialty? It's true, there are two popular arguments here. Some might say it's important to be a "Jack of all Trades," while others say it's good to have expertise in just one subject. For me, I do think having one amazing skill under your belt is important, but after spending a lot of time reading job descriptions and requirements, I've come to find that more and more companies have high expectations.
Entry-level positions now have a wide variety of responsibilities from the creation of vector graphics to animation to web design and content management to social media marketing experience. So to reiterate, definitely hone in on one thing that you're most passionate about, but don't stop there! Keep learning and picking up new software and techniques. It'll come in handy as more things become expected in the workplace.