How To Become A Great Artist? 

The next Spiderman movie poster is turning people into trolls on the internet (photo).  

How Photoshop can be a double edged sword even for Hollywood? Illustrator Sam Gilbey just puts it so well:
“If you’re simply moving photos around though, you’re not going to get that cohesiveness that an #illustration can bring you. A skilled #artist can take all those disparate elements and weave them together into a beautiful composition, whilst capturing the aspirational ‘feel’ of a movie at the same time. Of course now the fantastic thing is that as an artist you can use #Photoshop to aid the process. The ‘problem’ is that you don’t need to be an artist to give it a try, or to understand how good compositions and colour palettes really work.”  
Ps: Corporate world, the same rules apply to your next marketing visuals. 😉
Read the full article here:

Chasing Cars

I remember when I first started 11 years ago, reading magazines and books, dreaming of a huge scintillating Wacom tablet and Steve Jobs’ Mac. No money so I started working jobs (no pun intended) and when I got it, I bought a little tablet and… a PC. Isn’t it ironic? I did upgrade 6 years later but I still have my old stuff. I just wanted to draw and tell stories, I still do. Still learning every day.

The point of all this is: tools are just tools. Remember the famous quote from the Joker “I’m a dog chasing cars, I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it!” We are all chasing tools today hoping they will change us. Make marvels with what you have.

In my case, ideas are born on paper and brought to fruition by technology, not the other way around.


How To Sell More Without Selling Nowadays

Imagine yourself being a guitar player. Your band is rehearsing as usual, but someone’s missing: a saxophonist.
The public comes to hear you play every night, and is still wondering “What’s wrong with you guys, can’t you feel that we need some “cool & funky” sax up in here?!” Yet, It’s been months since there’s a sheet of paper on your front door saying: “Desperately looking for a good saxophonist!”. Unfortunately, all the candidates didn’t make it.

Why? Why with all the talents we have, people won’t recognize us, trust us and hire us?
The answer is simple: you’ve failed to cater to the drummer!!

This guy is the “key”, the leader of the band. He gives you the tempo, telling you when the music will start and end, when the bridge is coming, and when you need to “break it down”. You will never sell to the drummer anything without having known him first; what he likes, what keeps him going. And soon as you realize it, the gig is up! “Thanks but no thanks we are all set!” Haven’t you heard it so many times, over and over again?

People don’t care if you are the greatest player in town. There are millions like you who want the same thing! What makes you special? What makes you care? What are you fighting for/against? And most importantly- Are you willing to learn others’ business and are you genuinely interested in their motivations/goals?

I just know two things that will help you sell more:
-Stop being selfish and start giving.
-It will take time.

Oh, you can watch Sammy Davis Jr. cuts loose on drums here!