Last year I hosted a survey about income in children’s book illustration. Two hundred children’s book illustrators responded, and the results were fascinating! I’m prepping for this year’s survey and it’s got me thinking about a big myth that seems to hover over the children’s publishing industry: Everyone is getting rich off children’s book royalties! […]


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 […]


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 […]


One of life’s little annoyances when you’re a digital artist is trying to find that one brush you were using that one time for that one project. You can solve that by scribbling the names of each brush you use on a separate layer in your Procreate document. Meh. Instead, let’s organize those brushes by […]


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