How to be an artist
Dance barefoot. Believe in magic. Be free
How to be a good artist
Work longer, harder, and be more dedicated than those magical barefoot posers
Just like genius: 10% inspiration, 90% perspiration.
Believe in your dreams – now go work your behind off.
Dance like no one is watching, sing like no one is listening…even if your feet are webbed…..
“If you trust in yourself. . .and believe in your dreams. . .and follow your star. . . you’ll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy.”
― Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men
Read and practice your Eisner and Goldberg.
It’s a shame Toulouse-Lautrec didn’t have that kind of work ethic. He might actually have made something of himself.
October 11, 2017