NYCC Artist’s Alley: Advice from artists to artists

During New York Comic Con 2013 Krutika Mallikarjuna from the BuzzFeed staff stopped by the table Betsy and I were sharing. She asked us to participate in an article with 20 pieces of advice from artists to artists. Here are a couple of them, you can find the full article on BuzzFeed here.


“When you start out as an artist your work will not be very good. This is okay! Keep practicing and you will reach awesome!” – Kiri Østergaard Leonard, illustrator


“Always put yourself in places where you are the worst artist in the room.” – Laura Lee Gulledge, illustrator

Kiri Østergaard Leonard

Award winning Illustrator, Artist and Creator Kiri Østergaard Leonard happily shares her experiences making a living as an artist and pursuing a creative life. She grew up in a tiny village in Denmark, left her country behind to pursue art in the bustle of New York City and now resides in the delightful weirdness of Austin, Texas surrounded by sunshine and felines.

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