Practice practice practice

Practice is one of the hardest things for me to make time for consistently as an illustrator. Whenever I sit down to practice, I end up feeling like I need to end with a finished piece, or the time will have been “wasted.” This gives a lot of anxiety about starting at all! I have to really deliberately schedule practice with the understanding that the point is to have a lot of “unfinished” work.

Of all the types of exercises I use, regular figure drawing improves my work in general the most. This month I’ve been dedicating 10-30 minutes a day to drawing figures, and it’s been really helpful!

If you’re looking for someplace to practice too, a few good sites for timed figure drawing practice are SenshiStock Sketch and Sketch Daily, which even has a 30-minute class mode. Practice on, y’all.

Healthcare is a human right

All health insurance is a scam! Health insurance lines the pockets of the wealthy and at best bankrupts the poor or at worst outright kills us. Bernie is the only candidate dedicated to fixing our completely fucked up for-profit healtcare system.

I am permanently disabled due to lack of access to affordable health care after a serious, but entirely treatable, injury in my 20s. I have lots of friends with similar stories. Maybe you do too. No one should be walking with a limp or rationing medicine because they can’t afford to see a doctor. We can do better.