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My updates might be a bit spotty for the rest of 2019. I will share my current plans in this blogpost. And share why I believe breaks can actually good for your art and your career. This post is also meant as an overview of new updates for those following:…

Visual storytelling book and talk about composition

One of the most powerful ways to tell your story through your visuals is by making maximum use of your composition. Which is the way you arrange the elements of your work on the page/canvas/screen. Composition is a vast subject. If you really want to dive deep into it I…

what_is_visual_storytelling

Hi and welcome back to Pencils & Stories! I took a little break in January. In the last quarter of 2018 I was hit with a lot of work and a row of medical issues. I spend the last month being very tired and in pain. I wanted to start…

How to grow your audience

Ah, audience building. We post our work online, we retweet other people’s artwork and tell our peers how much we love their work. Yet we look at those accounts that have tons of followers and we wonder: why am I still stuck at 100 followers? Is there something wrong with…

Do we need to create every day thumbnail

We hear this a lot: “create every day, make something every day.” What does that mean? And what does that look like? In the video I talk about things you can do to stay in a creative mindset, even when you’re not in the possibility to create a tangible thing.…

can studying art become procrastination

Welcome back to a new post and video! This week I talk about how studying art can become a form of procrastination. When I was still art blocked one of my problems wasn’t that I was doing nothing at all. I was studying hard. I consumed tons of books, articles,…