Why you should embrace every step of your creative journey

My Dad would take my family on long drives when I was little. Sat in the back, onwards towards our destination, I'd stare out the window at the rolling scenery, stuck in a deep daydream of endlessly fantastical ideas.

As a child, I was never really interested in completing anything, and I think that's why it felt so easy to come with up ideas. In my early twenties, I was always focused on the end destination and not the journey. I wanted to draw for a living but lacked the finances and resources, and I didn't start my career as an illustrator until years after university. 

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Ben is a freelance illustrator, who also lectures on illustration at conferences and universities across Europe. He illustrates the series Professor Astro Cat.