5 Popular posts

more drawings - cute is growing on me, though I wish I could be more edgy.

It has been a rather productive year here on Pikaland, and we’re just talking about the posts! We know that some of you may not have been able to catch up, but here’s a tip – inspiration-based posts and discussions are held every Monday, and it’s something I’d love to continue into the new year.

So without further ado, here’s a top 5 list of posts that gathered quite a few feedback from our readers and is also among my favorites so far:

1. Why artists and illustrators should get a job

Here I share about what I still do to keep food on my table while I keep Pikaland running; and what you can do too.

2. Why artists and illustrators should blog

Keeping a blog is going to change the way you look at your work and connect with others. And no literary-prize winning writing skills needed at all!

3. 100 things to draw

I made up a list of 100 things to draw – for fun. Available as a free downloadable PDF!

4. Copycats and lessons we can learn

Take a leaf from the fashion industry and see what you can do about copycats. Hint: it’s a new way of thinking about the issue at hand! See also Creativity, competition and copycats.

5. Illustration and innovation

Don’t just do what’s current – experiment, fail often and throw lots of ideas around!


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And whoa! Can you believe it’s a mere two more days before 2012 is here? I’ve resolved to draw more, and you can see some of my work in progress over at Instagram (my username is pikaland!)

5 Replies to “5 Popular posts”

  1. Bruna Rei says:

    I love so much this post ♥

  2. Kelley says:

    I’m off to explore these 🙂

  3. Masha says:

    Hey, nice posts! I enjoyed reading all the comments in the first one. My suggestion is to start a series of “confessional booth” posts such as” the most strange illustration job that I ever had” or “the time I almost copied someone’s work” or “the time I sold my soul for money” 
    Happy New Year!

  4. Beth says:

    @ Masha. Awesome ideas! I had a great laugh! “The time I almost copied someone’s work.” hahahaha Love it!

    //Beth @ the <a href=“http://www.integraphix.com/new-york-creative-design-agency”>New York City Ad Agency</a>

  5. Katie says:

    I love this simple illustration. I keep going back and looking at it. It is perfect!

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