I’ve been making a few changes to my daily routine this fall, and I’m really pleased with the adjustments. Some of the specific changes include removing Instagram posts from my to-do list, doing studies just for the sake of learning (not to make a perfect picture, and taking a break from work between stages of… Read More The Patient Artist
During the last few months, I’ve been working hard to a) recover from a car wreck* and b) catch up on comic things. It’s been pretty time-consuming, and I felt like I was “missing out” on other opportunities by focusing so much on just comic pages. There were illustrations I wanted to make, videos to record,… Read More Time to Close Some Doors
I posted another video today! This time, it’s just a sped-up timelapse with some music. No musings or chatting, just some paint and some tunes! Enjoy!
I’ve been listening to The Magnolia Story audiobook lately, and Chip freaks me out. Not even kidding. Most recently, I listened to a chapter where Chip describes how he would avoid getting “too comfortable”, and keep looking for ways to shake things up in his life. Personally, I’ve grown up with a different attitude: my approach is… Read More Writing My Own Magnolia Story
“Throwback Thursday” is always a fun exercise for me. Looking back at my old work is a chance to boost my confidence in my now work, while also reminding me of why I make art in the first place. In general, my current work is technically strong, confident, and effective. But my older work always has a… Read More Throwback Thursday: Rediscovering a Sense of Humor
I have a lot of issues as an artist. The usual suspects of course, for anyone trying something that demands skill, dedication, connections, and (at least some) blind faith… Am I really able to do this? Do I deserve success? Do I have any proof that this is a good idea? Why bother? It more… Read More Fear Isn’t Real: Facing Artistic Insanity
As an artist, there are a lot of things that I say to myself (sometimes without noticing) that make it really hard to work. It’s a habit of psychological “nagging” that cuts down on my productivity, but also my confidence. While I’ve gotten a little bit better at it over the years (as I get… Read More The 5 Worst Excuses I Give Myself