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11 Illustrated Truths About Making Art

Getting your best ideas at 3am = goodbye sleep.

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1. How you started making art in high school:

2. Scoping out your competition:

Comic by Jess Marfisi.

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

4. And not being able to sleep.

5. Why you never see your friends:

Chart by Murray The Nut.

Chart by Murray The Nut.

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

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

8. Effort vs. end result.

9. "Commenting" vs "Plagiarizing"

The anxiety of influence is real.
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The anxiety of influence is real.

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

11. All that for the freedom:

Rejoice! You can make anything you want!

Comic by Janus/Atok.
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