"Illustration generally requires knowing what you're going to get, and knowing what you're going to get is every day, a little death. A refined and consistent approach and a preordained result are two lines intersecting on gray pork boredom. The expedient completion of mechanical procedure is its own exquisite reward, but finish oriented technique can leave you with nowhere to go, and eventually a man must recognize the flimse and heave of failure in his tree brush, his sky brush, his lip brush, and beg for what he already has."
-Rick Berry and Phil Hale, "Art and Collaborations"
"There has to be more illusion."