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This article was published on September 8, 2011


    Feeling creatively drained? Let this letter from Pixar inspire you.

    Feeling creatively drained? Let this letter from Pixar inspire you.


    Aayush Arya
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    Aayush Arya

    Aayush is the India Editor & Apps Co-Editor at The Next Web. When not writing, he enjoys spending his time bungling about on Twitter or Aayush is the India Editor & Apps Co-Editor at The Next Web. When not writing, he enjoys spending his time bungling about on Twitter or Google+, and answering email.

    Pixar animator Austin Madison penned a wonderful handwritten open letter to aspiring artists and creative professionals everywhere as part of an Animators Letters Project back in May this year.

    Madison advises budding and experienced animators alike to work through the times when they are feeling uninspired and down in the dumps—because it happens with everyone, including the best people at Pixar—and work through them. As he so eloquently puts it, “the art will be well worth the work”.

    Titled “Persist”, the two-page letter is reproduced in full below:

    Head on over to Letters of Note for a full transcript if you have trouble reading the scanned images.