This video features the program I’m going into this fall, and something one of the illustrators said resonates with me every time I watch it:
“Illustration, for me, was a way out of the mundane. I saw illustration as… a way for me to be me at all times.”
This is how I feel about writing. (And drawing, and also reading.) Art has this sacred, untouchable quality at its core. It does battle with the status quo on a daily basis and doesn’t allow itself to be tarnished by realism. It flips the bird (sometimes gracefully, sometimes not) to those who command it to “be realistic”.
Art is a way out of the mundane.