How did you become an illustrator


“I want to know how you became an illustrator?”

– Wyatt

I always enjoyed drawing. But I always felt like I wasn’t as good as other illustrators. And that’s tough for many young illustrators. We tend to have a bit of hero-worship in our constitutions. Because of this I had many other jobs that let me work creatively and in design, but I wasn’t drawing and writing full-time.

But I kept drawing, because I enjoy it. Even on my worse days I enjoy drawing and making up stories. I do it all the time. Even when I worked on gameshows or at advertising agencies I was drawing pictures and writing stories. So I suppose it’s no surprise that I do that full-time now.

So the best answer to the question of how I became an illustrator is that I just kept drawing. And the only way to get better at drawing, is to do another drawing.


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One Response to How did you become an illustrator

  1. That last sentence says it all: there aren’t any shortcuts. The person who embraces that early on has a great advantage.

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