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3 things to avoid on a book cover

You might feel a bit of deja-vu when reading this article - and you’re right! I shared this article two years ago. Since a LOT of new subscribers have joined since then, I figured it couldn’t hurt to share this refresher for the old guard,

Survivorship Bias and why we need to be aware of it

There’s this image going around on the web for a couple years now at least, that illustrates the concept of survivorship bias: The story that accompanies this illustration is that of statistician Abraham Wald, who discovered a case of survivorship bias during World War II. Researchers

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

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

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