This year has not been an easy one. As it comes to a close, I find myself wishing to reflect upon what I have accomplished and experienced throughout 2020, just like I practice every year around this time. This year, much more than others, it's a difficult thought. I remember standing on my parent's balcony … Continue reading 2020 in Review
There are many art challenges going on all year. Which ones are worth your time and will benefit your career and progress? In this article, I discuss some of what I think are the best art challenges to learn from.
Note: This post has migrated from my website, and was more relevant in November 2019. Nonetheless I hope you might enjoy my insights into the process and what I came up with last October. It is finally November! Another night of terror has passed, and a month of ink drawings has come to an end. … Continue reading What I learnt from Inktober 2019
It is no secret that Hadestown is a clever adaptation of an ancient myth - the story of Orpheus and Eurydice and their fight against death itself. Mitchell's Hadestown has spun this into a more modern tale in which the divide of the classes, capitalism and the fight between living free and living comfortably stand … Continue reading Referencing myths that transcend time: Hadestown
On the 17th of November I had the rare pleasure of watching the London National theatre performance of 'Hadestown', with song and book by Anais Mitchell. After the original album and cast recording of this musical had stayed with me for over half a year, I finally had the opportunity to watch the music tie … Continue reading Hadestown: A detailed Plot Synopsis
"Thousands of stars in a midnight blue sky stared at the broken body unblinking and cold when he awoke some time later from mercifully painless unconsciousness. A crescent moon smiled at Remus assuringly, the mirror image of the face of a loving mother he only vaguely remembered. Tears burnt their way down his aching, dust … Continue reading To Fall Awake
I've certainly been there before: You've been drawing for years, grasped the basics, and your friends tell you you're a talented artist, but chances are you have internalised the sheer amount of wonderful artwork online and realised that you still have a long, long way to go until you yourself are fully satisfied with your … Continue reading From Hobby-Beginner-Artist to Intermediate-And-Improving: 5 Tips to make the Jump.
The months following my graduation from University in July of 2017 were amongst the perhaps most difficult times of my life. I have previously described unemployment as a feeling: A heavy, uncomfortable mixture of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and stir-craziness. The symptoms of that feeling are in fact not so different from symptoms of depression: … Continue reading Post-Graduate Unemployment: A Downward Spiral