29. Why do we want to become artists?

Why do we want to become good at drawing? Why do we want so bad to be incredible at painting even though we know there is a chance that will never happen? Why are we spending so much time trying to grasp what made ancient masters so great at what they did? Those are...

28. Share your work before it’s finished

I’ve talked about collaboration and its benefits a while ago. Let’s tackle another subject : Sharing your work with your peers and managing feedback. Have you ever shown your work to a friend and got an enlightening advice that you would have never thought about...

27. Drawing everyday, all the time ? Well…

When I started taking drawing and painting seriously, I was like any rookie : lost in the torrent of information Internet freely provides on the subject. I needed to make order from chaos but without solid experience, I took a lot of wrong turns. The biggest of them...

26. Watch Less tutorials, make more progress

I’ve been one of those people who watch hundreds of tutorials every month and feel like they’ve made a lot of progress. Fact is : I didn’t. I wasted time and I missed out on a lot of value. Sure, I got a lot of theoretical knowledge and comprehension of different...

25. Say things out loud

Something happens to our thoughts when we tell them to someone else: We confront them to reality. This is something we usually don’t do enough. Society teaches us not to fail, not to look like a failure. So we keep our ideas to ourselves and fear they may be looked...

24. Drop this big project you have

I often hear young fellow artists talking about this one big project they have in mind. I get that, I also have that one ambitious comic book in my head. It is a book I virtually made myself, that came out of my mind, that is me at every page and that is the one comic...

23. Free your mind through collaboration

I love to work alone. Actually, if I could stay in my room drawing all day, I’d be fine with that. But recently, the opportunity of a small scale comic project came to me and I was chosen to draw someone else’s story. This was a first. Leaving the writing part to...

22. Do bad drawings

I’m always looking for new ways to boost my artistic growth and achieve breakthroughs. I noticed everytime I try something new, may it be a new painting skill from a tutorial or a smarter way to manage my time, I get something from it. Just through trying. And...

21. Self-confidence is a myth

Five years ago, I wrote a comic about self confidence. I tried to explain why I believe that it is not a real thing. “Self confidence is a myth” is the idea that drove me everyday for the last 5 years. I can see how I changed for the better ever since. Before that, my...

20. Society is stealing our potential

As I start writing this 20th article on my blog, I’ve been without a day job for 12 months. I’ve learned so much about myself, my skills and my ambitions in this short amount of time that I must acknowledge the fact that I’m not the person I was a year ago anymore. I...
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