The Drawn blog has a post about a Maurice Sendak video.
I found it interesting he didn’t know how his illustrations work. He said the only thing he has control over is his graphics. It led me to realize when you think too hard about the arts, it can cripple you. The key isn’t to spend so much studying that you never actually draw. The key is to do the dirty work day in and day out.
If I’m not plugging away each day, I get rusty and cranky. If you love to draw and write, do it every day no matter how you find the time. Five minutes in a day is better than none at all.