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Thoughts on stories

Understanding illustrated stories: Videos, essays and articles on illustration and storytelling. On this blog I aim to explain how illustrated stories work, what we can learn from them and how we can create them ourselves. You’ll find articles on illustration history, as well as picture book analysis and input from my own experience in illustration and storytelling.

Image from War Picture Book "Hurrah"

War Picute books: All you need to know about German picture books during the first world war.

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Technical Process

Sketching digital artwork

If you’re a digital artists like me, you love control. But control only gets you so far, because some technical skills outside of digital illustration is absolutely essential to the creative process of illustration.

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