If you don’t feel sexy, you don’t look sexy.

Reading an interview of Gary Taxali from the Communication Arts, I particularly like this paragraph:

"Do you have any advice for people just entering the profession? Perseverance is your ticket to a successful career. Create personal work, at least one piece every week. Your ideas are better than any art director’s so don't let them feed you concepts. Style should not drive the picture; the picture should drive the style. Illustration isn't art but illustrators are artists. Don’t ponder why some people do bad work and become household names, it’s the nature of the industry. Lastly, if you don’t feel sexy, you don’t look sexy."

My interpretation is: If I don't believe I am able to create exceptional illustrations, I will not be able to do it.

More about the interview go to Communication Arts