I am motivated by football. The English version.
I grew up watching the premier league. I watched players break into first teams then go on to retire. These days as I draw I sometimes listen to podcasts of many of my childhood heroes talking about their short careers and how they approached them.
In my lifetime, like a blink of an eye, they played out their whole career. It’s like watching a whole life. I listen to their regrets and the sacrifices they made. As well as their triumph. I listen to them talk about their mindset and their training.
I hope to have a long career in illustration. I think to do so I need the mentality of an athlete. Training hard, always improving my ‘game’, playing for the team, always being ready.
Yup, I see illustration as a sport. I see myself as an athlete.