Being an Illustrator...





Lately, I've been thinking quite a bit on being an illustrator and thought I might share my thoughts:

I've come to understand the secret to success... It's dawned on me that it's really all in your heart to become what you want to be. To create what you really want to see come to life. There's no formula to any so called "over-night successes", anything but.... It's truly hard work, dedication and a passion all rolled into one. I've discovered that there's no secret, it's what's beating inside of you that wants to come out and speak it's experience to the masses. That intense desire to connect and communicate on a grand scale beyond anyone's imagination. Although, I've learned how easy it is to be side-tracked and that the most important habit to have and exercise is to focus. True, it sounds elementary, but it's one of the keys to getting you ahead of the game. Just when your eye-lids are about to close on you and the end of the tunnel is in sight--wake up and go for it!! Yet, never forget to learn how to take a break, recharge and have some fun! Always trying to find ways to work smart, not hard. I've learned doing both brings great results. Most of all--do what you love! It will show in your work and maybe you'll inspire someone along the way....

Thanks for reading, and stay cool kids.

-hh

7 comments:

Kendra Melton said...

2nd down VERY sweeet! You've been watching Kung Fu Panda haven't you :P "there is no secret ingredient." It's the truth though, you could have all the natural talent in the world but if you don't have the drive and passion you'll never go anywhere. I've been up since 8:30 this morning working on stuff, time flies, I forgot to eat dinner in fact. Hope all is going well with the new semester!

Joe Bluhm said...

Great words, and great work. I'm really enjoying your blog. :)

Haylee said...

Thank-you, Joe! I'll have to return the feeling for your work as well.

CoolStuffForDads.com said...

Always try to stay cool ... thank you for the words of inspiration. I do a lot of thinking, I suspect everyone does, it's nice to hear words like these every once in a while to help keep you going and focused (and cool).

Josh Frost said...

The words you spoke are exactly what I have been telling myself for a while now, and you have re entered it in my head and I thank you for sharing!

Charles the Third said...

Wow, I love your stuff Haylee :P

Alejandro Gonzalez said...

Shoooot. From the look of your work, it looks like your in the right major. Love your work