- Your Style is What Sells (Or What Gets Attention) by Katie Kath Boyd - this is perhaps one of the simplest and most practical posts on finding your personal style that I've found so far. Especially good for people who feel like they have a lot of styles and don't want to be pinned down to just one.
- Breaking the Low Mood Cycle by Elodie Under Glass - not illustration specific, but an excellent guide to breaking out of any kind of rut or slump.
- What I've Learned in 7 Years by Zelda Devon - "These keys do exist. How you get them is up to you. You get them by getting a Mentor, going to the IMC, having a support group of people tell you when your work can be better, copying masters or people that you love, life drawing at every free moment, until it starts making sense. Most people give up. Don't give up."
- On Breaking Into the Games Industry by Molly Maloney - A thorough, no-nonsense guide to becoming an employable, professional artist. Even if getting into video games is not your goal, this post is filled with valuable advice.
- 13 Exercises for Clearing the Confusion Surrounding What you Want out of your Illustration Career by Andy J. Miller - "...your career is often steered by the personal work you choose to do."
And finally, I leave you with this encouraging comic. I don't know the name of the artist, whose website is in Russian, but you can find him at schakty.com .