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Finding your drawing style in illustration
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Developing your illustration style

As illustrating is my day job since 11 years I have to admit that drawing in my sketchbook isn’t a regular past time any more. But I also miss the joy of drawing something just for my own pleasure. Although you practise your drawing…

sketchbook for illustration
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What sketchbook for illustration to get

If you’re an illustrator or just have a passion for drawing, you’ve probably been there: you’re in an art supply shop filled with the most lucious sketchbooks. But what sketchbook should you get? Depending on what you want to use it for, and what…

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Copyright: using images you found online

Let’s talk about copyright infringement guys! I’ve already written a post on what to do when you’re work gets used (stolen) without your permission last year, but as it still happens to me and other illustrators so many times I think it’s time to…

Creative podcasts
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8 podcasts to spark your creativity

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…

Best illustration books
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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…

tips for doing freelance administration
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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…