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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 recommend a course that will go into depth about how composition works and how to make the most of it. However, there are also a…

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 the new year with a bunch of videos and had all kinds of plans to improve my recording and video editing, but I just overwhelmed…

We’re down to the last day of the series “setting your art goals for 2019.” This last video is very important to help you be in this for the long game! It’s about celebration, reflection and maintenance of your action plan. When we set milestones we have a sense of progress. It also creates a nice moment for us reflect on our past experience. This helps us optimize our process, to increase what works for us…

Welcome back! Today is all about preparation. Things will get hard, motivation will dwindle. How can you prepare yourself for these moments? We all have weak spots and strong points. It’s good to have knowledge of them so we can set emergency actions in place for when we know it might get hard. And then we can use our strong points to let them work in our favour. This video will guide you through making…

Welcome back! You’re almost done with your new plan! Over the last few days we have found our main focus; our destination. And we know which goals we need to hit to get there! Now all we need is to take regular action to keep ourselves going and on track. But how do we fit these (new) projects into our lives? Today’s video is all about turning your goals into actions. The best way to…

Welcome back! Now that we have found our focus (our main destination) we now want to reverse engineer that bigger outcome so we know which path to take to get there. In today’s video I talk about how to set goals that: Have a clear finish line.Are specific enough so you know when you have finished the goal.Challenge you. By the end of the video you will have a set of goals that serve as…

Welcome back! Today is the first day of the 5-day series about planning your artistic 2019. Who recognizes this?You make a list of things you want to do, habits you want to develop. And then, after a month, maybe two, you look at your list and you realize you’ve fallen off the bandwagon. This is how I lived for a long time.  It wasn’t until I realized I needed to get serious about the thing…