hi, y’all! i get a lot of similar, very broad questions about being an artist so i thought i’d take some of my time and make you all a master post with basically my be all end all advice/references/etc so y’all can refer to this whenever you need.
1. there is no right or wrong way to do things. there’s only learning, figuring out what works for you, and finding ways to incorporate skills you accumulate through time and research into your working method. there are rules, some of them are great, some of them are stupid, most of them can be broken when you know what you are doing.
2. learn as many things as you can. doesn’t matter if you think it’s useless, if you’re having fun, if you like something, research it, learn as much as you can about it. the more things you know about the more interesting and varied your work will be, the more opportunities you’ll have, and the more unique you will be (and that matters whether you want a studio jo