This weekend at New York Comic Con, beloved showrunner and human gem Rebecca Sugar spoke on the panel for her hit animated series, Steven Universe.
Steven Universe has inspired many fans of the show to draw, animate, write, and make music. During the question and answer section, many aspiring artists asked Rebecca to share her best advice for becoming a successful creator.
Rebecca's biggest piece of advice is similar to that of creators everywhere: Make. More. Stuff.
She also said you don't have to shy away from finding inspiration for characters in yourself and the people you love.
And you can find inspiration through the things you enjoy, especially when you're facing a creative block.
Rebecca also shared the advice she received from comic artists like Eric Larson, Mike Mignola, and Eric Powell: even though it's not the most exciting work, learn fundamentals and traditional drawing skills.
The show creator mentioned during the panel that she always wanted to make something that would encourage others to draw. Based on the abundance of Steven Universe fanart, song covers, cosplays, and fanfiction, she's done that and so much more.
Thank you Rebecca Sugar for inspiring so many young artists! We can't wait to see where Steven Universe goes next.