I get a lot of emails from illustration students and young cartoonists. Sometimes they ask to interview me for a class assignment, sometimes they’re recent graduates looking for advice on how to transition from art student to professional illustrator/cartoonist. I get emails asking about how I…
All of this advice can also be applied to writing! And it’s really good, sensible, no-nonsense advice! And I don’t follow a lot of it :( especially the “challenge yourself” thing. I am appalling at challenging myself. Hopefully Advent Chronicles will change that a little as limiting the length of each instalment so severely will force me to be concise and interesting. I hope.
Don’t pressure yourself into thinking you’ve got to draw something amazing because if you sit down and think “I’ve got to make an amazing drawing” then you’re just going to end up staring at a blank sheet of paper.
I could stand to be reminded of this about once per day