Lately, I have been trying to pay a lot more attention to my artworks’ contents than just how technically good they are. This approach means spending more time on the concept stage, deciding what to put in the piece, and translating the things I want to say into the visual medium of illustration, comics, or… Continue reading Sketchbooks collection
One of my goals for 2020 was to read more good stories in books and comics (and how a adequate plan for this year it proved to be). I read stuff anyway — I prefer books to TV or games, so there is always something in the "currently reading" category on my Kindle and a… Continue reading Reading summary and recommendations 2020
As freelance artists, we (me and Kana) have to be our bosses, managers, coaches, and counselors. Apart from supporting each other, we have to try to manage ourselves — this is important even more in the current pandemic situation. The best way to do this, I think, is to have a good look at oneself… Continue reading Seeking the Balance
What to think about when drawing objects. I get asked a lot how to get better at drawing human-made objects like furniture or buildings. For me, this comes naturally, so it's hard to point people in the right direction and "administer" a set of exercises to help. Recently though, I finally discovered the source of… Continue reading Thinking in parts.
From when I first began to read by myself until now, most of the books I have read were science fiction works. I love a good, fast-paced novel with aliens, adventure, spaceships, robots, and maybe even robotic alien spaceships (like the Bobiverse series). Still, I also read with pleasure stories with more concrete roots in… Continue reading Literature Immersion
In my search for an interesting, distraction-free writing device, I went first for the most capable options – my laptop and the iPad Pro. With a good application, such as Scrivener, writing and editing on my iPad is just a pleasure (especially lately with the wireless keyboard and trackpad support enabled). I could just end… Continue reading Adventures in writing.
One of the problems of being a freelance artist is that you end up thinking about your work almost all the time. Even more so because we share work together with Kana we tend to amplify each other's pressure to just work constantly. I decided some time ago that I would like to look for… Continue reading Looking for a hobby