Playing the comparison game

I’m having to be out of the house today. My wife, she works nightshift, she’s at home trying to sleep. So I’m out with my daughter doing stuff, so she can sleep. We’re going to the library to get some books swapped over, kids books, so a good bit of research there. I’m driving around to the playground and doing all those kind of things, out and about, out of the house, which is great, it’s fun. It’s not really progressing things forward tho. So what am I actually doing? And what are the big road blocks which have been stopping me from getting anything done? I think the biggest issue is that I don’t really consider myself an illustrator or a writer but that’s what I love doing and the problem is, is that you play the comparison game. You look at people who are amazing illustrators, amazing writers and you think well I can’t do that. When it comes to music there are certain musicians that I love with singers that aren’t great singers. But what they do is, they bring their own unique style to it and they do it with passion and that is what comes through, not the technical brilliance of what they’re doing. I’m using that to try and get me out of this rut and actually get me drawing and writing every day because that’s the only way I’m gonna get better.

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