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Can the Past Give Way to the Future?
I had an art teacher who told me to throw away all of my old drawings (or give them away), even the ones I thought were my best. He preached this to his students because he firmly believed that if we kept our drawings we risk repeating the past. It makes a lot of sense and it'd be sound advice for a
What If My Dreams Don't Come True?
There's a lot of commotion and influx going on in the animation industry and the entertainment industry as a whole. Many animators and visual effects artists have been given a pink slip as of late and jobs are becoming more and more scarce. This leads to a lot of speculation as to where the industry
A Love Letter To Your Creativity
This year is remarkably coming to a close. It's been an incredible year, but it seems the older we get the shorter the years get and the less time we're afforded to do the things we love to do. As creatives we juggle so much of our lives, not just work but the many thoughts that swim around in our h
If It Aint Broke Don't Fix It
At some point in your life you were probably told that looks aren't everything and that personality goes a long way. It's true in life and it's very true when it comes to branding. 2012 has been a huge year for rebranding and not every attempt has been successful. As I've stated before, a logo ident
Who is Tanoshiboy?
In the last month a lot has gone on and I'm proud to say a lot is still going on. On August 10th, I participated in my first large showcase, RAWartist's Radiate showcase in Hollywood. I was one of about 40 artists (all from different artistic backgrounds) there that night. It being in Hollywood (a p
5 Steps To My Illustration Process
Howdy! I've been getting lots of emails and questions on dribbble and deviantArt about the illustration process I've been experimenting with lately. I'm going to use my latest illustration, Where the Amazing Things Are, as an example.By the way, this illustration is for sale (Link located in the Con
Why Does Your Creative Career Feel Stagnant? 4 Thi
Whether you're a graphic designer, web designer, illustrator, writer or any kind of working creative, there's no doubt that at some point you've felt that your career is less than creative and down right stagnant. You work day to day on client work, and get the job done, but something inside you
How Batman Kept Me From Going Nuts
I just finished watching Apocalypse Now and it made me feel a little crazy. It's not a bad movie, but being around people on the edge of insanity and those that are full blown nuttier than a squirrel poop (for 2.5 hours) can get to you. So I mustered the strength to do a little sketching (starring B
3 Reasons You Need "Why Not" People In Your Life
Since I was a little kid, I've dreamed big. Along the way I've met those that have strengthened my creative resolve and those who have put me down for one reason or another, including a teacher. To some degree that level of negativity exists till this day as aspire to reach my dreams and goals. What
What Mad Men Taught Me About The Design Biz
Often times when a designer or illustrator tires of the nine-to-five world and sets off on their own, they make the mistake of thinking all they'll ever have to do is put their creative thinking cap on. That's why people hire us, because we have the creative mind that they lack, right.? Well, it's n
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