Being a great commercial digital artist only BEGINS with your technical and aesthetic skills. Beyond this, it is about how you work in a collective, whether or not you maintain situational awareness, plug in to your team resources, share information openly and seek collaboration. Unfortunately, today’s world is all about social individualism. Do what makes YOU happy.
When I was younger, people would ask me what I wanted to do for a living and I always had the same response; “I don’t want to lift heavy boxes for a living.” Fortunately, I accomplished that goal and have found myself working as a digital artist throughout my career.