Making art is a blue collar job.
It’s the kind of work that you have to get up and do every day as if your survival depends on it.
At one time I had thought of art, and particularly drawing, as something to do for fun when I felt like it and when I was inspired in some way. But the best artists have never looked at making art like this.
Making art is not a hobby. It is not a clever thing that you do to entertain yourself and others in your spare time. It is not something that you stay home and do with no hope of success while someone else pays your bills.
But what is success at making art? It is the same success that comes from any other blue collar job.