You’re an artist, illustrator or designer and you need to use Instagram and other social platforms to share your work. You know, so you’ll get paying gigs that enable you to keep doing this thing you love every day. Unfortunately, social media has a variety of ways to sap your creative energy. Fun stuff like: […]

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There’s a strange vibe I’ve noticed recently surrounding digital art. Maybe it’s the pandemic getting to people. Maybe it’s just the internet’s tendency to judge everything. The vibe is that digital art isn’t as respected as traditional art. Now, that’s just crazy. For a couple of reasons. Is digital art on the same level as […]

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Today let’s combine two of my favorite things: adding painted textures to digital art and saving time! I’m saving time here because instead of creating new textures for every single illustration, I’ve built a texture library full of texture overlays and texture stamp brushes that I can use over and over again. Excuse me while […]

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Let’s be dramatic and say that the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, along with Procreate, changed the way people make digital art. Not only that, it made digital art much more accessible. These days you just need an Apple Pencil-compatible iPad and you can start creating art right away! That’s pretty amazing. But can you […]

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You know that thing where you set goals for the new year and then by February nothing feels new and shiny anymore, including those goals you set 30 days ago? Yeah, let’s talk about that. Let’s talk about how those big illustration career goals feel so doable and exciting in January. Then by February, they […]

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If you’re a self-taught artist and you’re struggling with figuring out how to bridge the gaping chasm between what you want to create and how the heck to create it, this post is for you. Because you know I’ve been there too. Other than doodling in the margins of my notebooks as a kid, I […]

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About 3 years ago, I worked myself into a creative burnout that lasted for almost four months. I didn’t just feel exhausted and ill, I felt like every last drop of creativity was just gone. I got there by being a person who just enjoys being busy and by being a person who sucks at […]

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If you a) follow me on Instagram or b) get my Friday newsletter, you already know a secret: I’ve been working on changing my style. The desire to incorporate my analog elements hit me earlier in the year so I’ve been quietly experimenting with techniques, trying to find what works best for the illustrations I […]

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Have you been following along over the last couple of weeks with this tutorial series? No? Catch up before you watch this tutorial video. You’ll start by following along as I hand paint a series of textures. And then you’ll learn how to quickly edit those textures in Photoshop so they are ready to use […]

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Last week, you followed along as I created some hand painted textures using a random selection of art supplies. It was fun, right? Did you take some time away from your computer and iPad to make some messy textures too? Now for the next step: scanning and editing those textures so they are ready to […]

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What began with a few cute bird drawings blossomed into a thriving illustration business working on children's books, greeting cards, puzzles, and other products. 

I've built an art business around my favorite subject matter (birds!) and I created this space to help you build a beautiful creative business around the type of art you want to make. 

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