I saw a Latuda anti-depressant commercial on tv featuring an ILLUSTRATOR lamenting how she misses out on "life's little moments"!!!! 😱 any illustrator relates to this; our job basically requires us to be mole people. But here's how I knew she was a fake! 🦄🦄🦄
  1. fully clothed
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    pants! bra! clean-looking clothes that don't appear slept in!
  2. no plates or dirty dishes piled up at desk
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    no cup of coffee that was ruined by accidentally dipping the paintbrush into it
  3. rookie move of wearing bracelet
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    that would have ruined the painting
  4. socialized enough to stay on topic
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    there were no tangents whatsoever about what she heard on Radiolab
  5. no rings around her eyes
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    our jobs require us to just, like, not sleep at all sometimes. see also: no obvious signs of concerning vitamin d deficiency
  6. painting with water as with a child's coloring book
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    where's the paint, asshole?
  7. 👆🏽 for contrast, let me show you my desk
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    typical desk look
  8. I can't even
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  9. this hand
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    a commissioned illustrator surely made this, but just want to say: this rendering 😂
  10. these never-been-used display pencils
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  11. a world without technology
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    how quaint! but seriously, where's your phone or laptop? how will you know if the New York Times emailed you a job with a 40 minute deadline?
  12. showered
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    most illustrators I know have hair like the bride of Frankenstein. shower is our only reward for meeting a deadline.
  13. white clothing
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    those pants (haha again, pants) would have been ruined in 10 minutes or less
  14. desk lamp
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    even in sunlight, this should be on. we need all the light, all the time.
  15. doesn't look depressed enough to really mean it
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    "if you don't cry, then you just don't feel it deep enough!" 🎵 (the magnetic fields)
  16. I just want to reiterate the dangers of paint and coffee on the same desk
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    choose the right one: the Russian roulette game every illustrator plays. again, my desk pictured.
  17. where are your glasses?
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    it's a hazard of the job and no illustrator can afford lasik unless they had a trust fund
  18. has the ability to notice missing life's little moments
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    most illustrators I know can't... or they will Need Latuda
  19. "actor portrayal"
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    it also just said so