Art

Magical Tools of the Trade.

Magical Tools of the Trade.

A little story about the tools one can use for an illustration. My column is to shine more light at how I see and experience the Illustration World. So far I have left an important part out of it. The tools I use. Well, of course it’s obvious that I use brushes, paint, pencils, inks […]

By January 14, 2012 8 Comments Read More →
Painting with Music.

Painting with Music.

The influence of music in a creative process. I love music. I can’t live without music. As soon as I wake up I turn it on and dance my way around the house. Okay. Not all the time, because if I did, I wouldn’t get anything done. Music as an inspiration source…I’ve mentioned this briefly […]

By January 12, 2012 16 Comments Read More →
Get Inspired, Be Inspiring.

Get Inspired, Be Inspiring.

Inspiration can be found in everything and everywhere. Yes. even a sneeze can be inspiring to me. A while ago someone asked me what exactly inspired me to draw or to keep drawing. It got me thinking, because drawing has always been a part of my life, so I never really considered the ‘why’ part. […]

By January 9, 2012 10 Comments Read More →
To Multitask or Not To Multitask.

To Multitask or Not To Multitask.

I can recall a time where it was quite impressive when you said that you could multitask. When I was in college, I was quite proud to say ‘Oh yes. I’m a multitasker indeed! I do lots of things at once…’ and so on. People usually said ‘Wow! I wish I could do that! How […]

By January 6, 2012 11 Comments Read More →
Floating on The Same Cloud.

Floating on The Same Cloud.

Connecting with like-minded people can make a drastic change a lot easier. In my last column I talked about how having the mindset ‘I am an illustrator’, helped me with my career change. This is not all of course. For me, there are a few things that played a part in making my big switch. […]

By January 4, 2012 12 Comments Read More →
Change Your Mindset.

Change Your Mindset.

Lately people start to ask me how I got to do what I’m doing and how I got ‘famous’ When I got the first comment with this little word, I had to laugh. Me? Famous? I do not consider myself famous at all. So after I stopped laughing (okay. I didn’t laugh that much. I […]

By January 1, 2012 10 Comments Read More →
2011 Reflections

2011 Reflections

Oh dear Lord, This year is about to be over. What next will come our way? This past year Was filled to overflowing with Too many, way too many; People hurt or killed by others Jobs lost causing bankruptcies Banks focusing on dollars in arrears Homes lost displaced families No job or home created homelessness […]

By December 29, 2011 6 Comments Read More →
Hidden in a Treasure Chest.

Hidden in a Treasure Chest.

So, how often do you start something only to decide to store it away until the time is right? Always share the best work you currently have. Never save it for later. – Chris Guillebeau I read this little sentence in Chris Guillebeau’s newsletter and this sentence is his simple, but powerful tip for any […]

By December 29, 2011 10 Comments Read More →
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