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
I called this blog “Art vs. Entropy” because I have been thinking a lot lately about the meaning and purpose of art. Is what I do for life worth anything? Does anyone even need it? What is the use of what I do? Such questions come to my mind from time to time. Still, especially… Continue reading Art vs. Entropy
(I'm still going to do it.) First, this story is more an analysis of my current artistic predicament than one of my usual articles. Still, maybe you will find it useful for comparing with your creative mindset.Let me tell you two stories to illustrate what I have been thinking about lately. When I was still… Continue reading Thinking hurts!
I recently got a comment under one of my Instagram posts asking if it was hard to get back to painting my comic “Yuragi” after few months of break and painting a completely different thing (anime backgrounds).The answer was “no” it was very easy to match the style and to get back into the groove.… Continue reading Stacking the curve
Recently I have been struggling a bit with my art. Not exactly with actually making something (I completed a difficult commission just yesterday) but with my overall attitude to making stuff. You may call it an artist’s block but I decided to call it vector stress. Let me explain: Not so long ago I finished… Continue reading Analysing artist’s block