I am always surrounded by notebooks and pens. I feel naked without one in reach.
I write a lot. I try to write about something I’m interested in first and then draw it. I think that’s how my most meaningful work comes about.
However, sometimes I just really feel like drawing a certain scene or trying a different style, and I’ll go for it. Later on, I’ll try to add meaning to it, even though it’s harder to not make it feel contrived.
I try to have deep messages with a lot of my illustrations, but there’s no shame in creating and sharing something just because it looks cool.