Every few weeks I post a bunch of links related to drawing, freelancing, self-employment and personal motivation. I collect these from all over the web and hope that you find them as helpful and inspirational as I did.
- Art Business Boot Camp by Marc Sheff and Lauren Panepinto - You guys, two art directors are putting together an online course about the practical business of illustration. This is something badly needed in our industry! Check it out!
- Why Personal Projects are Worth Your Time by Dave Palumbo - a very articulate explanation of why personal projects, not paid work, is where the real artistic growth happens. (Some NSFW images of artistic nudes.)
- There Is No Shortcut by Noah Van Sciver - So you say you want to break into the comics industry? Here's what you need to know.
- In Hindsight by Maise Skidmore - Answers from various established artists about what they wished they had learned in art school.
- How to Get Your First 100 Twitter Followers by Neil Patel - Some bright and interesting infographics about solid ways to get real followers, not Twitter bots.
- Minimum Wage Artists by Noah Bradley - Noah breaks down the real cost of working for low pay for card game companies.
- Seven Things I Did to Reboot My Life by Will Wheaton - Do you feel stuck in a creative rut? This nakedly honest and personal blog post may help inspire you to climb out.