Henrike Dijkstra

Hi, I'm Henrike. I help artists create their own visual story projects so they can level up their skills and reach their creative goals.

As an artist you always want to get better at your craft. You may have a dream to post your visual stories online or you want to make art your career.

How to go about all this?

In my opinion, the best way to build up your skills, experience, endurance and audience is to make personal projects and share them online.

Could you use some advice on how to get started, stay motivated or feel a sense of progress with your project?

Then subscribe to my weekly email with inspiration and tips about creating and sharing personal projects and you will get my newest e-book “my 10 biggest tips for successful personal projects” for free:

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Artistic projects, like comics, or a visual development project, a fictional client assignment or a series of illustrations, are an amazing way to show off your artistic skills and to get clients or followers that resonate with the kinds of stories and artwork you love to make. A great side effect is that you can actively work on all the skills you need to get the clients, publishers and jobs you want.

Bonus: personal projects are so much fun to do!

What are your creative goals, and what project could help you achieve them?

Today, I manage a webcomic and a website with a Youtube channel. I mentor other artists, have taught a course and I write content for social media and put out videos on Instagram.

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But that wasn’t always the case.

For years I was stuck and didn’t know how to start the big adventure comic I really wanted to make. AlI I had ever done were short comics. And when I did try to start I didn’t know how I could see such a big project through and was discouraged at every setback.

If this is you right now, let me encourage you!

  • It is possible to make projects, even if you’re short in time.
  • It is possible to learn how to make a personal project even if you’ve never done it before.
  • It is possible to get your work out there and find an audience for it.
  • It is possible to make money with art.
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