Internet Pal Rogie King shares some thoughts about his path to becoming an illustrator and what he’s learned along the way. This part in particular is something that I need to remember. I have a tendency to get frustrated when something I’m working on doesn’t come out how I wanted it to, which can lead to a fear of starting at all. Hit the big orange link to read the whole thing!
No Such Thing as an Overnight Success
If there’s any lie you can believe its that people are just granted this insane skill and you are just behind. They’re all overnight successes and you actually have to work to get there. Lies. They all had to work to get there. All of the “overnight successes” you see are missing one key component. The backstory. The history. The failures and iteration. I heard somewhere that Rovio, the makers of Angry Birds had something like 20 flopped apps before the success of Angry Birds — I believe it and so should you. Now go out there and fail!