I've been devouring all of the episodes of this excellent podcast from Sara Tasker and Jen Carrington, Letters From A Hopeful Creative. This episode particularly struck me. Knowing our worth and not underselling ourselves as illustrators is important not only to us as individuals but to the industry as a whole. Creativity takes time and energy, just the same as any other job. It's taken me so long to realise that it's not frivolous or a luxury to create, it has its place like everything else and should be financially rewarded in the same way.
One thing I love about spending the day illustrating is that I can listen to something while I draw, whereas when I'm writing I need the white noise of a cafe or silence. The radio often keeps me company but I also love hearing people's stories and experiences so am always on the lookout for engaging podcasts. These are my current favourites...Read More