I know in itself art is a competitive field, But I'm wondering exactly how competitive is it? especially in concept art. " If you're good enough you'll get hired" isn't always the case in other fields, You could be amazing at your job but, something could happen (company fails,lay offs..etc) and you might not be able to get a job in the field you were for a long while because all the other workers laid off face the same problem.
What sparked my interest was that I see alot of very talented artist websites and alot of them seem equally amazing. So I thought to myself how many of them land jobs and how often? I've also heard that this field is partially fueled by networking, so I thought how hard is it for someone brand new with no contacts as of yet to push their way in? and how hard is it to keep a good spot in the field to get more jobs.We'll always need medical staff because there are alot of people on this planet that constantly get sick, but if a major company really likes one artist will some one have to literally die for another position to open up?
just wondering how many people out of the infinite talented portfolios I see out there really land the dream job they're looking for, and how many can make a reasonable living off of it all,
I know of some really amazing people who basically become celebrities and seem to be hired everywhere, have a family large contracts and are about set for life. That's the dream,but how many really get there?
I'm not looking for try hard and you will replies, just curious.