Was truly inspired by David Litchfield's 'A Drawing A Day' Project and I'm excited to begin one myself. In his TED video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nclSb-MlAxo, he shared about how the critiques from the online community improved his style and made him the illustrator he call himself today..
In another interview with http://visualstrands.com/see/an-interview-with-illustrator-david-litchfield/, he shared:
"I have met so many nice people in the short time I have been working in the industry. In other professions I have been in, people are always wanting to get one over on each other or have a really ‘dog eat dog’ approach to work. But illustrators all seem to be in it together, encouraging each other, collaborating, sharing ideas, etc. It’s a really lovely profession full of lovely people."
This is such a comfort and I do share the same sentiments as I browse and read about other illustrators, their experiences, their learning curves and how encouraging they are towards amateurs and aspiring illustrators-wanna-be like myself. Thank you! I'll keep learning and improving myself and hopefully one day... I can call myself an illustrator.