Welcome to CYOO, a newsletter on building a creative practice.

You want to make art, but navigating the how is hard. When do you carve out the time? Where do you start? What tools do you use? Are you really cut out for this?

There’s so much that can block us from creating art. Really makes you want to take a nap.

My name is Carolyn Yoo and I’m an illustrator and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. I’ve grappled with many difficulties of developing a creative practice for years. In this newsletter I’ll share my experiences & process as I grow as an illustrator as well as my tips for how to work more joyfully & make the art you’d like to make.

Follow along for…

  • Insight into my illustration process

  • In-depth recaps of experiences as an early illustrator (e.g. working with my first client)

  • Interviews with fellow artists and illustrators (Meet My Art Friend!)

  • Recommendations (books, classes, art materials, resources)

  • Sketchbook snippets

  • How to find inspiration

  • Behind the scenes & process on my works in progress

  • Tips for how to create sustainably and joyfully

That’s it, hope to see you around! If you’re curious for more, you can check out my website or Instagram.

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Dispatches on building a creative practice from a budding illustrator


Carolyn Yoo
Illustrator & artist based in Brooklyn, NY. I love to make whimsical things that make you think twice. https://carolynyoo.com/