Freelance Diaries

8 podcasts to spark your creativity

13/03/2018
Creative podcasts

As a creative freelancer you might feel a bit alone at times. For me it works really well to listen to other creatives!
I don’t listen to anything while I do thinking work but when I’m doing line work or colouring, I love to listen to a good podcast. Occasionally I get the question what podcasts I recommend so I have compiled a list with my own personal favourites. It’s mainly focused on illustrations, just so you know 😉 I hope you like them too!

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Painting with Acryla Gouache (Holbein)

There are illustrators that faithfully stick to one medium almost their entire careers. I’m not one of them. I love experimenting, trying out new material, different pencils, digital techniques. Trying new materials will bring my skills to a new level. For some years now…

01/02/2018
Best illustration books
Freelance Diaries

7 essential books for illustrators

Muddling through a swamp of recommended books in online shops can be a hassle. If you’re looking for the best books for illustrators, then my list might come in handy. This is a selection of the dozens of books I own on illustration, business…

08/01/2018
Thing I have learned this year
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Things I have learned this year

It might be hard to believe but the end of 2017 is in sight. It’s been a year where I’ve learned a lot and I would love to share my own little life lessons with you. It’s very personal so take from it whatever…

23/12/2017
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DIY: make your own nativity set

This is a DIY nativity set. Get crafty and create your own Christmas crib, or get crafty with your kids. You’ll receive 2 A4 pages per download, which you can print on your home printer. After that, cut out the figures and glue them…

06/12/2017
Motivation

How to be (more) successful

What do you think of when you think of a successful person? What does success mean to you? In this blog post I will share my personal thoughts about success.…

17/08/2017
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Freelance Diaries

Tips on doing admin (for freelancers)

If you’re a professional illustrator or designer, or have read one of my other posts, you know this: it’s not all just drawing and cutting and glueing. On average I spend 60-70% of my time on anything but illustrating. One of the tasks is…

18/07/2017
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How to handle criticism

We’ve all come across it one time or another: criticism. When it’s positive we can handle it fine, but when it’s negative we don’t always know how to deal with it. When I got negative comments on my work a few times in a…

23/05/2017