Recycling Fabric: Cardigan Cat!

School started two days ago. Time for reading and writing academic stuff. But on Sunday, I still had time to do a creative project: my favorite cardigan was falling apart around the elbows, and I wanted to give it a new purpose. So, I took up my sewing supplies and…

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When it takes many tries…

I've been working on my children's book sketches. Every few days I try to get one sketch done. But at lucky number 7, I hit a roadblock: the original layout felt boring, so I tried again. And again. And again. Finally, I had to let it sit before I could…

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Concept Art: Trucker Ryan
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Concept Art: Trucker Ryan

It's been quite hot this week (up to 40°C/104°F). So, I spent part of the week watering our garden and getting rid of dry brush. We have a large compost pile, so I stacked parts of the old plant matter there. Compost may not look that interesting, but it's an…

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Back to the Drawing Board

Last Friday was my last day of school and I will not start up again until October. So, what do you do with all this free time? Relax, have fun, and do some things you haven't gotten around to. In my case, I had been very tired, so I started…

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Creating when you’re stressed?

We still have one more week of school, but the exams are over. So, I finally have some time to be more creative! To be clear, we never stop being creative, even when we are studying or working. We are always gifted with some level of creativity. However, depending on…

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Operation Easter Island

Way back last November, I had the idea to write a story based on the words "Operation Easter Island". Some brainstorms, a long break and more edits later, here is a somewhat stable draft of the story and some concept sketches (the numbers represent double-page spreads, like what you see…

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Back to the Roots: Clay and Iron!

I have worked in all sorts of art mediums. But I always like a good challenge, so I decided to try something "classic" that I hadn't done before: pottery and blacksmithing. Working with raw materials like "earth" and "metal". People have used these "elements" for thousands of years. Surely, I…

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Illustration Progress!

I have been working on this illustration commission for over 100h, over the course of several months. But now, I'm in the last leagues. Less than 20h to go! Isaiah, Part 1: Judgement of IsraelIsaiah, Part 2: Comfort for IsraelDeborah, the female Judge and WarriorGideon, the cowardly Judge

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