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