Daily Routine of Successful Artists – Asking Pros

Daily Routine of Successful Artists – Asking Pros

Focus. What’s your daily routine? Daily routine. Well, the thing is, to be quite honest, my
daily routine changes from day to day. I mean I can get up one day and be like, “I
wanna start drawing and I’m gonna start working on my own projects.” Or other days, it could be like, “I don’t
wanna get up right now. I’m just gonna lay in bed and be on my phone.” But the thing is I don’t feel guilty about
the things I just wanna do at the moment. Of course, you know, there is deadlines, you
know, there are priorities, and there are things I have to handle. But at the same time, I don’t pressure myself
and feel like I should be doing this and feeling guilty if I’m not doing it. So the routine goes into more of the interests
of things you wanna go for, that passion of things you wanna do. And it could be things like games, it could
be watching films, it could be hanging out with friends also. And I think those are just as important as
a daily routine on top of doing the actual creative aspect of it, because, for me, the
actual life experience, going out there and living is also a huge part of being an artist
too. So if you wanna tell stories, well, you gotta
go out there and live a little bit too. What do you think is the balance though? The balance is when those priorities are out
of whack and the quality that you’re supposed to get, that you’re supposed to be consistent
with, suffers. Right? So if you’re not hitting the same consistency
in terms of quality, then there’s an issue of balance problems. But if you can also still do those things
and yet produce the same consistent level of work, then hopefully, that means everything
is in a perfect kind of balance. I was talking to some guy on Instagram. He was asking me for help. And I had a feeling that he wasn’t really
putting in the time just from talking to him. And I ask him like, “What do you do like most
of the time? What inspires you?” And he said, “Oh, video games and movies.” And I was like, “Cool. How much time do you spend on video games
and movies?” And he says, “Pretty much all day until I
go to sleep.” I was like, “Oh, well, that’s not inspiring
you.” He says that’s what inspires him. And it’s like if it inspired you, you would
actually go and draw after… Inspiration is the fuel that has to then lead
into, you know, any kind of art form or creative outlet. So, yeah, okay, you can play games, but if
that’s the only thing you’re doing all day and you don’t really take that information
in some ways as an experience or a visual and apply it somewhere for yourself, then,
yeah, that’s not necessarily a good balance as to what you have in daily life. So, you know those outlets of anything that
you have can be used to your positive advantage, but they can also be traps without you realizing. So you do have to be very aware of where you
do put your time. But I am definitely saying that a lot of different
experiences always add to the things you wanna get into. But, you know, even if it’s not the art form,
it’s about the trends and knowing what’s going on, you know, staying in tune to the front
lines of all the stuff around us, I think is also important too. So being in the know is quite important as
an instructor because for a lot of my students that wanna work in the entertainment field,
a lot of the older generation instructors right now, are not very much involved in entertainment
so they don’t know what’s going on. They don’t know how to tell…advice about
this is the kinda portfolio you should have. This is the games that they’re working on. This is the stuff that’s currently going on
right now. But if we’re not involved in it ourselves
as professionals, then, of course, we are not gonna be able to give them that proper
advice. So I think it’s also important for me as an
instructor to be involved with that. Awesome. Thank you very much again. Of course. Absolutely. Awesome. My daily routine is wake up, make lunch for
my daughter, go to work, skip my lunch by going to…just to drawing, work more, go
home, play with my daughter, put her in bed, draw. Yeah. It’s the little details. Here and there. I’m sure there’s other things too. And you work at Pixar? I work at Pixar, yeah. Pixar. Cool. Awesome. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you so much. So in the day, you have two parts to it. You have productivity time and creativity
time. Creativity time is a very small bandwidth
of time that your brain is active toward ideas and then the rest of the day, you’re basically
shut off to that and all you’re good at doing is hammering the nails and cutting the wood,
basically finishing the art up. So in the morning, I do all the creative stuff. I don’t have my phone near me. I have the internet on because it’s giving
me pictures, but I’m not surfing the internet. It’s things I need to see and I’m pulling
together the equations that I’m gonna be summing up throughout the day. And then once I have that put away, I get
away from my art table, I go play with the cats or do something normal, and then I come
back basically ready with none of the stuff that I just downloaded in my face because
I want that stuff to be in the background noise so I can start being creative about
it. And then at that point, it’s all productivity
until the next morning when I go to sleep for an hour, wake up and do it again. So what daily routine do you recommend for
a student starting out? Okay. So as a student starting out, you’re all gonna
think that you don’t need to draw very much. You just know that you can draw because you
watched the video. The thing here is that I don’t like using
this equation because it gets beat down really badly, but it’s like sports. You have to go out and swing the bat a 1,000
times to know you’re swinging it in the right place to hit the ball. Then you have to swing a thousand more times
to know that you’re hitting it in the home run space versus a second-base space versus…you
can actually control all of that. The pool player is the same way. They can hit the ball with their cue and hit
it exactly the way they wanted to spin the ball back to them if they want to. That requires a lot of physical training over
and over and over again to fail. The goal here is failure on a daily basis
because if you don’t fail when you’re doing, you won’t recognize it so that you have an
answer for when you need to solve it as a professional. Learn how to break your day down so that you
know when it’s creative time and productive time. Build on basic exercises first so that your
brain warms up. And that would be like the circles and the
squares and the straight lines. Then build on your weaknesses so you have
a list of weaknesses. Today, I’m going to work on arms up because
every time I try to draw these muscles, they look funky, they don’t feel right so that’s
a problem to solve for today. Go into the anatomy, learn that. Then go try and draw it from a photograph
using the anatomy you learned. And that’s a big problem-solving thing for
the day and then wind down the rest of the day with shading a picture or something that
you can actually do that you can turn your mind off to. But you can still be productive because if
this thing isn’t moving all day long, this hand isn’t moving all day long, you’re not
connecting your brain with your hand so that you can be responsive on the job which is
every company here at this Comic-Con. They expect you to be responsive and if you’re
not, they’re just not gonna hire you at all. Cool, man. Thank you so much. Yeah, you’re welcome. Those are awesome. Yeah, you’re welcome. Absolutely. Daily routine. Brushing my teeth. And then I wake up, I got to walk my dog. So you brush your teeth before you wake up? Haha! Yeah, I brush my teeth before I wake up. That’s how you be a pro. Exactly. You start your day before you wake up. Exactly. I have my dreams and then it tells me to brush my teeth before I wake up. That’s time management right there. Exactly. I usually stress out about my email because
I’m like, “I really hope I didn’t get anything overnight.” Right? It’s like, “Oh, my God. I just want it to be cleared.” Or it’s just like one thing. Drawing-wise, I draw maybe half the week and
the other half, I’m filming, I’m editing. I’m doing stuff for clients, stuff like that. So it really varies from day to day, but sleeping
and brushing my teeth is definitely part of every day. Haha! That’s it? That’s the only thing that’s part of every
day? Eating! And… Do you draw in the morning or at night? Always at night. I always draw at night because I feel like
I’m more creative at night. Okay. So and then in the morning, you focus on emails
and marketing and stuff like that? Yeah. Like what am I gonna draw later at night and
I… Okay. Basically. Awesome. Thanks, Ross. That’s the last question. Really? You made it. Thank you so much. Awesome, here. You did it! I did it. I did my interview. Mission complete. Daily routine. Pretty, pretty boring. The artist life is not a glamorous one, you
know. You said you come to conventions like 10 conventions
a year, right? Was that right? Yeah, I’m doing 10 this year and that’s the
most I’ve ever done and it’s getting to be a bit much. But, yeah, usually at least six or seven a
year. My daily routine is coffee, of course, answer
emails. I edit websites. I do like a lot of stuff that you wouldn’t
think an artist should be doing. Because like once you start getting more and
more successful, you realize the less and less you actually draw. So I draw maybe a few times a week and then
I actually… Like I’m doing more office work, the whole
time before that. Emails, marketing? Yeah. You know, like, obviously social networking. Then you’re looking at all that other stuff
and then you get a few days, you know. And that’s the thing they don’t tell you about
art, like being an artist especially like somebody that is like, you’re a self like,
when you do your own business and everything else that, you know, when you do it on your
own it’s like a lot of the stuff that you gotta do is admin which is not… A lot of artists don’t wanna hear because
you just want to draw, but like if nobody’s willing to buy your stuff… You can draw all day if that’s the case. But like you have to do all that prepping
and all that curating of your social network account and all, make sure the website always
looks up-to-date and all that stuff takes a lot of time and more than you would like
to give it, you know, so… Yeah, same here. Yeah, so you know… Yeah, exactly. I’m not drawing right now. Yeah, I think I’m supposed to be drawing right
now, but I have no time to do it. So I’m trying to get those drawing days where
you’re actually on point to do it. They’re a rarity, but they’re worth it when
they happen. When you were a student, were you drawing
a lot more or did you have a drawing routine? Ah, you know, yeah, I drew every day, like
even when I actually had a job when I was a graphic designer before I actually became
a professional artist full-time, I did spend… Every time I worked my regular job, I was… Even when I was working at a clothing store,
I’ll take breaks… You get your lunch break, your 15-minute breaks
and I would carry a sketchbook with me and I would draw during those breaks and draw
during my lunch…I’d get lunch, but I sketch a little bit. Like, so you find those times. That’s why when people say like you thought
when you’re having a full-time job and you have to be economical about your situation
like you have to pay rent first. And then so, therefore, you squeeze these
little times in where you can actually practice your craft until the craft can actually take
over and be full-time. And then when I got to that point where I
can draw all the time and then never. Now, I do realize you can’t draw all the time,
you know, so you find the time, you know, so… Yeah. Well, that’s good to know that you can be
this awesome and not draw every day. Yeah, yeah. Cool. That was the last question. Thank you very much. Oh, thank you so much for your time. I appreciate you coming back around, man. Thank you. Old school. What’s your daily routine as a professional
artist? As a professional, well, I have kids. A lot of professional artists have kids. Yep. I get up at 5:30. You grow up. Yeah, well, I’m an old kid. So I gotta get up early like, 5:30, 6:00 in
the morning and start a page, sketch a little something, take them to school, get coffee,
get working. Oh, you get coffee after you do all that? Yeah, because otherwise, I’ll be exhausted. Yeah, go get coffee first thing. Yeah. I’ll stop around midnight or 1:00 in the morning
and then again… Midnight or 1:00 and then you wake up at 5:30
or 6:00? 5:30 to 6:00. And that’s pretty much every day, even the
weekends. I’m not telling my secrets, am I? These are mechanical pencils, but I found
out that it fits my crow quill. Oh, wow, a mechanical pencil? Yeah. With an inking nib? So it fits perfect. I can work for hours, better handle than the
old ones. So something that you do every day. That is important, that you think other artists
should also include in their routine. Yes. Let’s grant that you have the kinda obsession-compulsion that makes it so that when the job starts, you’re on the job. Let’s grant that. Then there is another problem. And that’s burnout, is that you can work so
hard that you burn yourself out. And I got advice from a photographer who was
very inventive, Gary Ramsey. Sean’s uh… Sean’s what, brother? Sean is agreeing. Sean Ramsey’s great-grandfather or…? I have no idea. I didn’t put it together that there might
be a relationship. Gary was one of the first people who switched
over to digital from traditional photography. And this was, I mean back in the ’90s. And he was solving one problem after another
after another, so I’d call him up for advice. And I’d say, “How do you do all this?” And he said, “Mountain biking. You know, I’m working on a problem. I can’t solve the problem. I don’t know what I’m gonna do. I just get on my mountain bike. I go out for a ride. And I swear, Marshall, I never go out there
trying to solve the problem. I just go out there to relax. And 9 times out of 10 when I come back, I’ve
got the answer.” So there is this rhythm that you don’t wanna
just stand with your two feet locked for 24 hours because you wear yourself out. But walking is less exhausting because walking
means you relax one leg and then tense it and then relax it and tense it. And so there is a natural rhythm not to work
for a week straight, but to work for a day and sleep for a night and work for a day and
sleep for a night. And that comes down to the small levels too
which is to work until you can’t work anymore and then do something unrelated, come back
refreshed. And if you catch that rhythm, you find that
not only do you meet your deadline, but you also meet it creatively because that downtime
is where some of the best problems get solved. But everybody has their own rhythm. I found that mountain biking wasn’t for me. For me, it was walking and for other people,
it will be just conversing, you know, going out, relaxing in the backyard, or whatever
else. But the counterpoint of not… just like a bulldog,
sticking with it all the way through and then collapsing, exhausted. If you can fit that into your schedule, that’s
the best way to do it. Daily routine is wake up in the morning, get
the kids to school, you know, usually if it’s not summer, come home, walk the dogs, otherwise
they get pissed at me, and then just start my day roughly about 8:00 a.m., and then I’ll
work till usually about 4:00 or 5:00, and then that’s when I call it kinda quits and
then have family time, whatever. Awesome. Perfect. That’s it. Yep, right on, brother. Thank you so much. Appreciate it. You bet. Your daily routine. Oh, my daily routine. You might not tell from my drawings because
they’re very stiff. I’m still working on that. So I start out every morning and I draw gesture
drawings. They’re loose, but I’m still trying to be
considerate of the line work and the line quality. I’ll take a pose, I’ll do it from reference,
and then I’ll try to move that pose into all different angles. Cool. That’s my morning routine. Then it really depends like on certain days,
I’ll go teach at Brainstorm. If I’m doing that, then I’ll just prep for
class. On other days, I’ll just spend the next like
10 hours working on videos and usually that’s broken up into like doing a research phase
where I’ll sit and just maybe read about something or gauge what other people are doing with
the topic. And then usually I’ll start my videos by writing
out a script of some sort, so I’ll try to put my thoughts into words first and then
start sketching and then the inevitable phase of editing because I haven’t gotten an editor
yet, so that’s the next step. Yeah. Thanks so much, man. Thank you so much. Appreciate it. Take care. Daily routine. Wake up at 9:00, change clothes. I don’t work with pajamas, but I work at home. And then I start work from 9:00 to 6:00 and
then I do warm-up. When I start with warm sketch, I do some life
models, so like 30 minutes and then when I feel that I’m comfortable, I start working. Till 6:00? Till 6:00. And then I have kids, then I have to take
care of the kids and then from 9:00 until 2:00. Oh, you work again from 9:00 to 2:00 a.m? Yeah. Oh, dang. Well, thank you very much. Oh, thanks for stopping by. What’s your daily routine? So I shower and wake up. I think if I’m drawing, it depends on the
project I’m working on, but I tend to probably do some scratchy sketching, doodling in a
sketchbook that I don’t show anybody so there’s no pressure. And I know that I’m not going to show anyone
so it frees up my mind. It just gets me warmed up and then maybe some
simple warm-up exercises if I’m using pen and ink, couple lines here and there just
to shake the rust off or if it’s digital and then maybe I’ll even do some warm-up sketches
that I just kinda delete or whatever. So you do all those warm-ups before you actually
start drawing? Not every day, but I think if it’s for an
assignment, I definitely do it just because I don’t like going in too cold. Sometimes, I’ll sit down and apply all that
to just a daily sketch which I may post or I may not because I’m like, “Urgh.” All right. That’s really shaking off the rust. Last question is daily routine. It switches depending on my deadline. Now, personally, wake up, meditate because
I think that’s important. Then check the emails and probably wish I’d
meditated a little longer. I get going on a drawing board hopefully. And then you draw. Draw for about…yeah, draw, my overall time
is about eight hours a day, but I do that in increments, you know, three hours or two
hours, take a break depending on the workflow. How do you balance out all the work? You go out and… I’m still trying to figure it out because
there are days where I’ll wake up earlier and I can get done before 3:00, 4:00 in a
day. That’s a very refreshing feeling, but then
there’s times where I’m working till 3:00 in the morning and I end up having later starts
the next day. I end up doing it because it’s kinda a necessary
evil so you get the job done, but I don’t like that I had to do that. You know what I mean? Awesome. Well, that’s it. Thank you very much. Oh, cool. Awesome, man. Daily routine. I warm up every day by doing two-minute gesture
drawings. Oh, cool. That’s it and then I just start drawing. Sometimes, I’ll do studies. I’ll look at guys I like and do studies and
stuff like that just to warm up. I work from home so like I literally draw
every day, but it was important for me to have hours like a set of hours like a 9:00
to 5:00 because if I didn’t do that, my whole life would be art and I would never have like
friends or an outside life. So I think the important thing is…yeah,
have a daily routine like set your hours, but remember that like to have a life outside
of art too. That way, art doesn’t become work. You don’t wanna it to be like not fun anymore,
you wanna like, look forward to it, you know. Perfect. Thank you. Yeah, no problem. Nice and easy. Daily routine. Ideal day, I get up 5:00, I do exercise and
meditations, ice cold shower which is important because it wakes you up big time and it helps
your immune system, and then I go to work. It’s generally a lot of meetings in the morning. And then I’ll start painting and drawing into
the night till about 10:00, start all over again. Perfect. Thank you, man. That’s it. All right. Right on. My daily routine. It’s really, really funny. My Twitter is Caleb is drawing. Caleb’s rarely drawing. Caleb is mostly teaching. Caleb is mostly driving. My daily routine: get up, have a gigantic
coffee, drive to school, greet as many students as I can before class, listen to my students’
complaints about arts, try to listen to their concerns about arts. I always try to convince them that their struggles
with drawing are…they’re not singular to them. I struggle with drawing too. In fact, I struggle with it probably more
than they do, just on a different level. But I always try to engage them as often as
I can to try to use positive reinforcement to encourage them. And then if I’m lucky, I’ll get in some drawing. You know, I’m an old man, so 9:30, 10:00,
I’m down. But you wake up, what time? That’s when I wake up. 9:30 or 10:00? No, no, no. I wake up at about 6:00. Cool. Well, thank you. Hey, guys, in the comments, let me know what
can you change in your daily routine to improve it to be healthier and more productive? And if you miss the other three Asking Pros
videos, there’s links in the descriptions.

Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “Daily Routine of Successful Artists – Asking Pros

  1. Proko says:

    How are you gonna adjust your daily routine to get better faster? Any tips we didn’t mention here that you think will be useful to know?

  2. Haitham Al-Rijab says:

    brush my teeth before I wake up

  3. Gugus Art Michele says:

    8:00 Wake up Neo! XD
    8:30 A lot of coffee
    9:00 listen to music or watch some videos for inspiration
    10:00 let's draw!
    13:30 –15:00 I usually go to lunch with a friend … I talk to him about the job I'm doing, then I get back to work and finish at 18:00

  4. Rilakuma cake roll Amy says:

    Great. I use to draw and inspired by all of them like Bobby

  5. exciteart says:

    Whoa! you met Bobby Chiu and Ross Tran. Their art were my inspiration

  6. tropico boy says:

    Macanical pencils are power there so awsome and easy to use

  7. tropico boy says:

    Less laying on my bed and watching art videos and sitting at my desk and drawing and watching art videos.

  8. movie end says:

    the guy giving advice has no personality … artists must be interesting people so you get inspired. not all photoshop hackers are artists ^^

  9. James Webb says:

    Some common things: Warm up drawing, balance with other duties, and separate the relaxed creative time or problem-solving time from the productive time.

  10. Kevin Harte says:


  11. Adrian Underwood says:

    it varies depending on what shifts I'm working, but I try to dedicate at least an hour a day to practicing drawing. When I wake up I divide my day up depending on my work schedule and from when to when do I have free time? Do I need to go shopping before work? How much time do I need in order to make something/eat… etc, than decide ok from lets say 10-10:30 is breakfast, I'll draw from 11-12, relax for an hour or 2 before work. If I really feel like drawing than I'll eat something quick, and spend all the free time I have practicing and if I feel burnt out then I switch it around to watching something or videogames.

  12. Ian Mansfield says:

    How do I keep up on my art daily routine when I have to work 10-12 hours a day just to survive, on top of the class work that isnt straight up drawing

  13. Sharif ben Israel says:

    3:40 interview is the best knowledge for me….👍🏾👍🏾

  14. Tristan Reyne says:

    this is gold

  15. Bruce B says:

    I suspect the daily routine of unsuccessful artists involves more creativity and work, than successful artists. The most successful (warhol as an example) didn't even do his own work. Others did it.

  16. Bruce B says:

    My dad took us to the fair. We had more fun watching people put money in a soda machine. First the cup would come down, then the ice would drop, then a sound, air rushing, no soda. The buyer would pull out the cup and look at the ice. The expressions on peoples faces was perhaps more memorable than anything I can remember being there.

  17. Fei-Hong Wong says:

    This amazing 20 minute video is so many self-help/productivity books mixed into one. WOW!!!

  18. Lady the Magnificent says:

    These artists are so good! Thank you for this video I appreciate it very much.

  19. Yana Sivolobova says:

    Oh I needed to hear that … and not just for the art … just life in general hahaha

  20. Zw_art says:

    i really love to draw when no one bother me.. no internet.. no calls or message…
    even i hate to eat , but i have to. i usually draw 3 days in a row. then i sleep and rest or working out for 1 or 2 days… and do it again… still working on to fix it. not healthy

  21. Tycondaroga100 says:

    My daily activities are walking outside, milking my unicorns, smiling at tree bark, stabbing penguins with coffee straws, ingesting opiates…and dreaming with as much fluid ness as sitting on the toilet shitting!

  22. The Art Of REID says:

    So much great advice from so many awesome creators in such a short video. This is great! Still need to work on walking away taking a break tho lol. Thanks Proko, I needed this 🙂

  23. Haruki Kino says:

    Looking for answers and inspiration…Realizes time is wasted not drawing and watching youtube lol.

  24. Angelique Roux says:

    I would love to know Jeff Watt’s daily routine…

  25. Steven Bennett says:

    Loved the "walking/mountain biking" tip. That is something I'm going to implement today.

  26. Polite Q says:

    I also find long walks are great for problem solving and clarity. My thoughts just magically coalesce!

  27. Marcellis Madness says:

    Great vid

  28. Lissie Lamb says:

    Ew Ross draws

  29. Aaron Green says:

    I heard that if you have a day off, for something like a diet, it's ok, but if you take two days off you break your flow. So, whatever your flow threshold is, it's avoiding burnout but continuing without breaking your flow.

  30. Hey Ants says:

    Great video of great advice! Thank you! 💙

  31. Stu Art says:

    like asking all the farts how they exit your asshole

  32. D Drapes says:

    Great vid thnx Proko!

  33. Keenya Walker says:

    1st thank you u r a great inspiration for anyone….I love what u said about time management this is a hot button issue for me. My life has to include art and creativity….I write more than I paint, but I suffer if I don't do it. It's like I have to have that creative outlet. Working with children makes me uber aware of balance….thank you. U n my therapist r on the same page. I love having that discipline. U rock!

  34. Елена Литвинова says:

    thanks to this video for convincing me to brush my teeth everyday!o

  35. Shadowrose54321 says:

    Wake up earlier. I live in the living room and it's been hell trying to focus on my animations.

  36. itchycroe411 says:

    i wish i wouldve seen this video 15 years ago lol

  37. Shane O' Mac says:

    I feel like I just need to draw at least every single day there are some days when either I'm so busy or so lazy I just don't get to draw at all. And when those days happen I feel really guilty about it I feel like I'm neglecting my skill and if I go too long without drawing I feel like I completely forget how to do it at all but I've also noticed that even though some people will say differently the kind of paper and pencils I use really makes a difference because when I use rough sketch paper my lines tend to smear and drag on not be as clear and that can be a lot more challenging and sometimes I think that I'm just running in circles not getting any better but when I draw on something like bristol board it seems like I actually can draw and my drawings come out a lot better a little more refined and clearer so maybe using in a sense shittier tools can actually help you become better if you master them I like to equate it to music I have a really shity acoustic guitar with strong string tension it's really hard to play and it's hard to make sound good but if you can get really good on that then you can shred on a decent guitar

  38. Dead Turtle says:

    The first artist felt very familiar 🤔🤔

  39. NAK3DxSNAKE says:

    Thanks for this. I want to commit to my art again more than ever, but I have let life grow more wearisome all the time and overlook the importance of taking the time to experience life instead of just confine myself and expect results. Really appreciate everyone that brought this point forward.

  40. Niki says:

    1) Start Making It
    2) Have a breakdown
    3) done

  41. IncrediKAD76 says:

    I have succeeded at working out 5 days a week and keeping up a great diet BUT drawing I find is really intimidating for me.
    I spend an hour daily working out and feel like I have really accomplished something. I sit an draw for an hour and I hardly get anything accomplished. Not sure I can muster up the discipline for drawing as I have in working out. Even though I have made obvious changes in my physique.
    The grind is definitely a make or break deal. Totally struggling & indecisive right now. As time continues to tick on..
    Oh boy

  42. Antonio Giuseppe says:

    At 11:26 do not try doing that, it's not good for your health (long term) adequate sleep is required as it keeps your brain sharp. Also try exercising at least 30minutes a day. Something as simple as taking a 30minute walk outside is good. Finally try making sure your studio brings in natural light, as this brightens your mood

  43. Alexandre Braucks says:

    You sound like Pewdiepie sometimes. Awesome vid by the way!

  44. helder simoes says:

    the interviews are so short I feel bad for the artists lol

  45. Schmork says:

    Proko: So what is your daily routine?

    Guy: Just living, y'know… Having a fucking life

  46. BungyStudios says:

    None of these people are the "Stereotypical" artist.
    They are just normal people

  47. Quirina Wiersma says:

    Ohh lol Ross XD Story of my life. Doing stuff before I even wake up. That's a dream

  48. Steve Ashnan says:

    Drawing every day but still struggling

  49. Sabrina Bethers says:

    This video may have saved my very identity as an artist. I was feeling so stuck doing pretty much nothing but art in college and feeling guilty if I did anything else, that I started to really hate art. So there was a lot of advice in this video (especially getting out and doing other things) that really I believe is going to help me out 🙂

  50. Mawnstroe says:

    I'm definitely going to add the mediation piece and then get a quick sketch done before coffee! LOL I liked that comment on having done a drawing before coffee.

  51. Cal Stanback says:

    I needed to hear the beginning of this video

  52. Michael Schofield says:

    Great Vid…The theme running through is get up and work almost every day. I've been a professional for 40 years and that routine has never changed.

  53. Jamille Cañano says:

    I'm still struggling to have a decent, productive routine, and this is just so helpful. Thank you! Just so you know, I'm currently binge-watching all of your videos, and liking and putting a comment in single one of those is the least thing I could do for now to show my appreciation and support. Keep it up, Proko!

  54. Jobie Lee says:

    3:47 – 6:35 is the best advice for me. thank you!

  55. towiii Aany says:

    3:47 this is kinda like what I do.

  56. Fransiskus Oktafian says:

    my daily routine is trying to wake up early

  57. Matthew Johnson says:

    If your daily routine changes from day to day it’s not a “routine”. just saying.

  58. WayneTully1 says:

    I need to get rid of distractions and really block out huge sections of time for creating and drawing in the day and do the marketing as a planned but focused day or two.

  59. _cheesy cheesecake_ says:

    I hate this video so fuckin much I lost my pick

  60. V3dansh says:

    18:37 it's BOBBY CHIU

  61. Sarah Nunez says:

    This was very inspiring, thank you for sharing!

  62. Colton Moritz says:

    hmmm ice cold shower…

  63. nura kun says:

    I already had some feeling in my gut about this but after hearing all this stuff from pros I'm just even more bitter about it. I'm an animation student nearing the end of my first year in the program and it absolutely broke me. Every week me and my classmates draw for roughly at least 12 hours straight per day; the schedule being like, 120-200 drawings due on monday, 20 for another class (still art-related) on tuesday, 80 on thursday, and so on. Some of these artists say that setting aside time for breaks/inspiration is important, but I can't remember the last time I slept/ate properly. It's also been a year since I've seen a single anime/movie/game (my usual go-to for inspiration) because who has time for that shit anymore? All my profs say it's for the sake of practice and getting used to industry life early on, but is it really like that? I would say I'm a bit luckier because prior to enrolling I've already had a few years of drawing experience and knew a bit from watching tutorials, but most my classmates were total beginners who had just barely begun to grasp basic concepts of perspective, color theory, composition, etc. before all of us were thrust into producing finished industry-level projects the week after with all our grades hanging by a thread if the quality isn't high enough. I've only ever been extremely overwhelmed by the sheer bulk of work to be done and have gotten depressed/frustrated with the crappy quality of work born from rushing and cramming. There were times when I have even given my hand repetitive stress injury and could only do nothing but cry as the deadline loomed upon me (with no way of making it) due to the pain in my hand. I understand that constant, deliberate practice is important, but at the same time I feel like I shouldn't be dreading doing work for a course I had always dreamed of getting into. Making art no longer feels fun or creative for me and now I find myself speaking to the guidance counselor about feelings of inadequacy as well as suicidal thoughts. Is it bad that I'm having a hard time meeting these expectations? They say you should make all the mistakes you can, but how can I do that when doing so means failing a class? Is all this normal or am I just weak?

  64. TurtLe Comic Reviews says:

    Hai-Na-Nu Saulque – I love this dudes art work.

  65. Damian C says:

    Haha, I see Bobby hasn't changed at all. I will say that cold showers do work wonders early in the morning.

  66. Yarash says:

    6:26 is the most useful advise ever! The only way to get better is to practice till your hair falls off!

  67. Daii Kilan says:

    4:06 это рисунок CG Fish? Я думал это он нарисовал.

  68. LastbutNotFirst says:

    im a successful artist. my daily routine is the marijuanas. no one had the balls to say it in this video. lol.

  69. AnnoyingAnimator says:

    too general bruh

  70. Mike Studmuffin says:

    7:27 Who is she? I want her name for research purposes only.

  71. Benjamin Brody says:

    My daily routine is coffee…

  72. Droemar says:

    I mean, these guys are awesome. And the advice is helpful.
    But if you wanna be successful, nearly all of the art being sold says "Draw fanart."

  73. Megumi Hayashida says:

    These professionals are not mentioning the part when they had to isolate while making social sacrifices in order to develop remarkable skills.

  74. Cynic _0 says:


  75. joaquin gomez says:

    el titulo me apareció en español y era en ingles :c

  76. Matan Tamir says:

    Tips of gold!
    Thank you so much for this video, and for the links as well 🙂

  77. _ iwantparts says:

    Thank you so much these Q&A’s are amazing especially listening while drawing. I’m so happy I got my stylus today, you sir are clutch as hell 💯

  78. Noah Willett says:

    /Thank you so much for this Content!

  79. JD Soto says:

    Now, these people are fuckin artists. Each one had their own style and they took time to hone their craft.

  80. Sharon Ignatov says:

    Thank you! Great video

  81. Reti Hedley says:

    Is this dude maori? Because he has a maori Ta moko on his arm.

  82. crithon says:

    this is so inspiring

  83. DaRealKing says:

    Talent+ practice =greatness

  84. Eduardo S Jauregui says:


  85. Jess Gomez says:

    Bruh, Ron Lemen, such a smart dude. Amaze.

  86. ACD says:

    well… i gotta stop waking up at lunch time apparently… :'(

  87. Brett inabox says:

    I see a Marshall 😀

  88. Soyoung Kim says:

    한글자막이 있으면 참 좋겠어요.  존잘님들의 데일리 루틴이 궁금하네요~~

  89. Bartosz Adamek says:

    1) Do things that need to be done earlier in the day.
    2) Stop going to bed at 4 am.

  90. Goat Surgeon says:

    I need something to squeeze in while working 12 hours a day

  91. SpecEdBeaver says:

    Hornyness is a pretty good drive for drawing

  92. BAD AT PARTIES says:

    It’s simple: the more you practice, the better you get. This goes for everything in life.

  93. Blayas Blay says:

    If i have narcotics i make art. If i don't i procrastinate. Not ideal but atleast im not bored.

  94. marte thompson says:

    very few people make a living at this stuff.

  95. Artemis Kondratyev says:

    I can start by learning how to draw better. Those art pieces were AMAZING!

  96. immanuel gulardi says:

    Thanks proko for this video….

  97. Ashanti Khan says:

    I know this video isn't new, but it is new to me because I just saw it. Thank you so much for putting it together. I truly enjoyed the information I got from the interviews.

  98. vân hoàng says:

    Really great video 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  99. jaybirdmansmith says:

    i just want to know where i can get that PUNISHER shirt that bobby Chiu was wearing, that's a really cool design!! Big Punisher fan here so i would appreciate anyone helping me out with finding that shirt! thanks!!

  100. RainbowRamble21 says:

    If I started going seriously to bed at a proper time everyday, and got at lest two full meals. Then I would probably have a lot more energy to do the things I say I want to do.

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