Mindfulness and Creativity: The Momo Approach to Cartooning

Mindfulness and Creativity… and Roadsweeping? “You see, Momo,’ Beppo the Roadsweeper told her one day, ‘it’s like this. Sometimes, when you’ve a very long street [...]


What Pencil To Use For Drawing?

What pencil to use for drawing? Susan stared at her You Tube screen, frustrated again. “What pencil to use for drawing?” she wondered. As a newbie just starting to draw she was [...]


12 Write-Faster Hacks That Will (Also) Make You A Better Cartoonist

This wonderful illustrated checklist from Henneke Duistermaat of Enchanted Marketing is a doozie! If you write business blog posts, you will gain tremendously from using her tips. If you cartoon [...]


Simple Drawing Backgrounds: How to Find & Adapt For Cartooning

Drawing backgrounds can be a chore, yet they’re essential for creating a context for storytelling purposes. There’s also something incredibly satisfying about providing rich, [...]


Illustration Process: 7 Steps to Illustrating Your First Book

Wondering if you need an illustration process? Barbara’s mobile phone rings and she recognises her best friend’s number on the screen. She knows what the call will be about. That story that her [...]


How to Draw Stick Figures

“Do you have a book on how to draw stick figures?” You could have knocked me down with a feather when someone asked me that question the other day. I’d never even considered it, [...]


Cartoon illustration: from Cartooning Lemons to Lemon Meringue Pie

Just what do cartoon illustration and lemon meringue pie have in common? Well, my mother lived in awe of her best friend who was an incredible cook. This friend (who happened to be called Angela) [...]


24 Ways to Keep Drawing (Even With No Deadline)

When you keep drawing and maintain a regular drawing habit, you build massive momentum! Here are 24 practices you can embrace today, to start super-speedy-sliding towards greater drawing [...]


Drawing in Photoshop using Layers

Drawing in Photoshop (and using layers) is a great choice if you are dabbling in digital. And if that is the road you have chosen, this post will kickstart your digital work by setting out some [...]


Sketch Journal: How & Why To Keep a Cartoon Diary

Do you keep a sketch journal or cartoon diary?   If so, chances are your sketch journal records memories of all sorts of tiny, rich happenings in your life that you would otherwise have [...]