I didn’t know what to draw
“The idea of paying your dues … that’s basically what fakin’ it ‘til you make it is. That’s you payin’ your dues. You say yes to everything and figure it out along the way … and, just work really hard if you want to be good.” — Eli Neugeboren (Illustrator and Educator)
In this episode, I sit down with a colleague Eli Neugeboren. He is an illustrator and educator who teaches and reside in Brooklyn, NY. He has amassed over 1000 different illustrations from his ongoing project Drawing the News and is not stopping anytime soon.
We discuss Eli’s trajectory from a painter to retoucher, to educator and illustrator — and his collaboration with WTF Just Happened Today. Also, we find out why it’s important to have a recognizable visual drawing style, how putting in the work is the key to success(in his case anyway), and why working with your kids as your art directors is some of the most rewarding work you can do.
Great learning from your hard work, thanks Eli!
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