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18 Tips for Comic Book Artists by Jean “Moebius” Giraud: #16

16) There are times when we knowingly head down a path of failure, choosing the wrong theme or subject for our capabilities, or choosing a project that is too large, or an unsuitable technique.

If this happens, you must not complain later.

An artist should experiment and risk falling on his face.

It can often be publicly embarrassing, but out of errors often comes growth.

Eventually, though, as Dirty Harry put it, “A man’s got to know his limitations.” Why keep beating your head against a wall? Admit that there are some things that are just beyond your capabilities and just move on. Not everyone can be an opera singer or a ballet dancer no matter how badly they want it.

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