TJ on Illustrations

Gift-wrapping Words.

Gift-wrapping Words.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Happy Year of the Dragon! You know, I’ve been staring at a few of my paintings while I was wrapping a few others up. I love gift-wrapping presents and luckily my sister often stops me from adding too much ribbons and bows by saying “Do you want people […]

By January 23, 2012 21 Comments Read More →
Chasing Dreams.

Chasing Dreams.

“If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.” – Ellen John­son Sir­leaf I think it’s safe to say that I am…scared. It’s not your “Oh my gosh! Where’s my pillow? Where’s my blanket?” type of scared though. But I never would have thought that being a Dream-chaser would bring me this far […]

By January 18, 2012 11 Comments Read More →
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 →
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