I'm always looking for advice, whether it's from professionals, teachers, or my peers. I like learning from others' experiences and trying to better myself. So when those artists who have "made it" in their careers tell me that though they are happy to share their wisdom, I sit back and take it all in. With that in mind, I stumbled upon this little gem written by Phil McAndrew: "Super Obvious Secrets That I Wish They'd Teach in Art School" I found it to be filled with insight and just tons of great advice. You might recognize Phil McAndrew's work from his epic mustache comic that made its way around the internet.
(Panel from www.philintheblanks.com)