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My guest today is Kharysa Watt, a horticulturalist turned freelance editor and a pencil artist. We talk about growing up without cable, Digimon, and the wild days of early internet videos on sites like Albino Blacksheep that inspired Kharysa to start drawing stick figure comics. We also chat about the journey to making art for yourself and all the stumbling blocks therein–from fearing what your parents and peers think to learning that it’s ok to leave things unfinished and to take breaks when you get frustrated.
We can’t control how other people react to our art, but we can learn that it’s ok to do things for ourselves and no other reason. To learn more about Kharysa, be sure to follow her on Instagram @kaylx.editing.
References from this episode:
Forehead Shavecut (Not sure if I can express enough just how random this video is. Watch at the risk of your own brain cells)
Creating Through Perfectionism (promo code UGLY for 20% off)
Ugly Art 101 (Sign up to get Day 1 free)