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Why some gatekeeping has a point

Excuse the inflammatory subject line - but I only have so many characters in a title. Let me explain: Self-publishing in its many forms - be it blogging, publishing an e-book, publishing on Amazon or even organizing your own print runs through Kickstarter - have made

Working from home? Here’s how I do it!

I've been more productive than ever with these methods. Time to share! You might have gotten a million tips already about how to work from home in the past week - but just in case you haven’t, I wanted to give a few tips on how

Graphic designer vs. Illustrator – What’s the difference?

As an illustrator, I often get confused with graphic designers or designers in general. I draw, so why can’t I design a flyer, logo or add text to your book cover? The truth is that graphic design is a specific skill set that requires the mastering

3 things to DO on a book cover

Last month, we talked about not judging a book by its cover. The intent is great, but the fact remains that we DO judge books by their cover. It’s even often a snap judgement that takes a second at most. That means that book covers are a

3 things to avoid on a book cover

Don’t judge a book by its cover. The intent is great, but the fact remains that we DO judge books by their cover. It’s even often a snap judgement that takes a second at most. That means that book covers are a very important part of your

Is digital painting really PAINTING?

Lately, I’ve been talking to people about my work more. People who don’t necessarily know how digital art works. I discovered that a lot of them don’t know that digital painting is just that: painting, but with a digital pen and a screen instead of

What I learned at Trojan Horse was a Unicorn 2019

I'm back from THU! In short: it was another valuable experience. The official theme this year at THU was looking at the world through the eyes of a child. This seemed to translate into a common theme for a lot of people: pursuing the expression of your

How other fields inform my work

In marketing, we love ourselves a specialist. A product or service that is easily classified, consistent and equal. It has its perks: we know what to expect and can make quicker decisions. But as employees or entrepreneurs, we can benefit from being more well-rounded, even

Dell Canvas review: a year later

Exactly a year ago I published an extensive Dell Canvas review. I had been using the Canvas for about a month at that point. I wanted to do a little follow-up since I've been using the Dell Canvas for over a year now. My experience in the

Takeaways for Inktober: what I learned from completing Mermay.

A monthly drawing challenge is certainly a learning experience. As anyone who’s participated can attest, doing the full 31 days together with all your other daily obligations is a feat. Last May, I completed a full prompt list (so 31 pieces in a month) for

Dell Canvas review: A suitable Wacom Cintiq competitor?

I don’t exactly remember how I found out about the Dell Canvas. That seems to be its main issue right now: no one who might really benefit from this device seems to know about its existence. Not even Dell support (but I’ll get back to