11 Illustrated Truths About Making Art

Getting your best ideas at 3am = goodbye sleep.

1. How you started making art in high school:

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2. Scoping out your competition:

Comic by Jess Marfisi.

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3. Getting inspired just as you’re going to sleep.

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4. And not being able to sleep.

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5. Why you never see your friends:

Chart by Murray The Nut.

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6. Forgetting to eat when you’re in the zone.

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7. Having to write artists’ statements to market yourself.

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8. Effort vs. end result.

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9. “Commenting” vs “Plagiarizing”

The anxiety of influence is real.

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10. And the uncertain future you know you signed up for.

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11. All that for the freedom:

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Rejoice! You can make anything you want!

Comic by Janus/Atok.

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