Earbud_U Episode #6- London Ladd Children’s Book Illustrator, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Man of Many Colors, Valiant Warrior in the War on Art
Illustration and the arts are not hard to understand. But we have fetishized the artist and his work process, when, in reality, most artists are just as normal as everyone else. They have conflicts, disputes and experience frustrations in working with clients.
London Ladd is an illustrator, entrepreneur, speaker and much, much more. We met this man on a missions trip to Oklahoma in 2013 and we have kept track of his changing career as he has morphed and changed his approach to art, life and business.
The author, Steven Pressfield was right, there is a war on art, but it’s not fought in the way that we think it is.
I think that London is trying to mount a forward action in the war on art….
But let’s be clear…
The war on art begins with the distractions and interruptions of everyday life that cause people to avoid doing their best work and serve as excuses for not getting ahead.
The war on art begins when artists, creative people, engineers, supervisors and others begin to believe that inspiration comes only at special times, rather than when the butt hits the seat.
The war on art begins when anybody stops following their long-term guiding principles, in favor of a short term payday.
But London is winning his own war on art, but in his own way, with his own tools and in his own time.
A man of many colors, indeed…
Connect with London Ladd via his website: http://www.londonladd.com
Follow London Ladd on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LondonLLadd
London Ladd’s Agency on Twitter: https://twitter.com/painted_words
London Ladd’s Work Process: Man of Many Colors Video
London Ladd’s Painted Words Blog + Portfolio: http://painted-words.com/portfolio/london-ladd/
Check out his images on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaintedWordsNYC
Check out the interview below the blue panel, or download it via Soundcloud, coming soon ->