My brother and I started working on our cat book. It will be a children's book with lots of cats. Here is a sketch of the first page. It's a … [Continue reading] about Working on our book #1
I was thinking that you have to reject what others want from you and do your own thing. … [Continue reading] about Last design of 2020
Our Mom gave my brother and me a magical scratch pad for Christmas. Actually, my brother got it, but we have both been taking turns to draw in it. … [Continue reading] about Best Christmas Gift
Happy Holidays! May you have a wonderful week. The photo is of our cat, her name is Mrówka, which is Polish for Ant. … [Continue reading] about Happy Holidays!
I am packing and going to my Mom for Christmas. She lives in a very tiny town. One time I was there, a runaway pig was on the main road. That's … [Continue reading] about Runaway Pig
A few days ago, I bought a Kindle. Today I've been working on an image that I will then print on a case for my Kindle. This is still a work in … [Continue reading] about Draw for fun, and sell
I started this blog a few weeks ago and, at first, no one read it. Now, that a few people read it, the increase in page views looks … [Continue reading] about Most optimistic
True to a mentality of any generation, I think my Mom is wrong about everything. You can take any area of expertise and it seems my Mom manages to … [Continue reading] about My Mom is wrong
This is a simple trick to have a few more sales. Maybe you know it, but frankly, this trick hasn't occurred to me until after a few years of designing … [Continue reading] about Increase sales of black and white designs
I never thought I would need a lawyer. I wrote previously about my most popular design. Unfortunately, a lot of people steal it and sell it in … [Continue reading] about I hired a law firm
It's an advice for aspiring actors, not for artists, but it applies anyway. Bryan Cranston is an actor, he played the main character in Breaking … [Continue reading] about Advice for aspiring artists
I thought I would share newsletters that I like. They are not about design or art, I read them for inspiration. Ali Abddal's Sunday Snippets - Ali … [Continue reading] about 5 newsletters that I read
I subscribe to the Farnam Street newsletter and recently there was a quote that I am going to share here: Recognizing that people’s reactions don’t … [Continue reading] about What if no one likes my art?
I've been writing this blog for the past 6 weeks. Sometimes I have my own images to add to my blog posts. When I don't, I browse Unsplash to find … [Continue reading] about Giving credit
One of my designs has been added to the Threadless store. Yay! I received an email a few hours ago. Now, what exactly does it mean that a design … [Continue reading] about What is this madness?
This is something that happens too often. It goes like this: An artist posts their art, or a writer posts their story. And they ask for … [Continue reading] about Ask people to be harsh
This is my Galaxy design: Someone asked me about this design: how it's made, why it looks kind of 'silver'. So I am sharing it here in case you … [Continue reading] about Galaxy design – how it’s made
I think it might be interesting to share how much each of my designs has earned. For today I have selected "Zen Maze". "Zen Maze" is a moderately … [Continue reading] about “Zen Maze” design sales stats
I am having a difficult time convincing my friends that they too could make designs and earn money. They say they don't have time. You don't need … [Continue reading] about Passive income with one hour a day
I have been an artist for a while and I know a lot of artists. Sometimes, instead of making art, we do what other humans do — talk. Every now and then … [Continue reading] about How to spook an artist
It doesn't. But we will get to it in a moment. First, let's see why so many artists think that it is wrong and unfair when there is a site-wide sale … [Continue reading] about How 50% off sale punishes an artist
Matt worked at a large company producing branded fruit juices. He was a marketing director, one of the four marketing directors there. But when the … [Continue reading] about Lulled
The main thing that helps you improve as a writer is, of course, writing a lot. Write as much as you can. You become a writer simply by reading and … [Continue reading] about How to be a better writer
I watched Brandon Sanderson's keynote speech "Ten Things I Wish I'd Known as a Teen Author" and one thing stuck with me. When he was young people … [Continue reading] about You will not starve
When you work on something for a long time it's difficult to say how good it is. This is a design I made 3 years ago and it's titled "Get your own … [Continue reading] about I almost deleted my best selling design
Two years ago I talked to a fellow designer. She told me that she opened her store on one of the websites where you can sell your art. If I remember … [Continue reading] about Designers give up on passive income
There's a funny design I once saw that I now spent 15 minutes searching for. Here it is: It makes me think about how I approach designing for … [Continue reading] about Put it on a t-shirt
3 weeks of nothing - that's the best summary of my blog visitor stats after the first month. Here's the graph provided by WordPress on which my blog … [Continue reading] about Blog Stats after 4 weeks
I belong to a few Facebook groups for designers and there's one topic that keeps coming up, though it's usually asked in various ways: "No one buys … [Continue reading] about No sales? Read this.
I just stumbled on a 6 years old thread on the Threadless forum: Top 20 best selling designs. And if you scroll down the thread, you will see another … [Continue reading] about Learn from the best