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Me: I don’t like painted rendering. So much time spent polishing stuff. I will stick to lineart and simple coloring, so much faster.
Also me:

For whatever reason, I wanted to go completely overboard (for my standards) with detailing. I wanted to push patterns/textures to an extent that made no sense. It was good for me to follow this urge because now I know with almost certainty that this is not for me.

There are individual parts that I like and which will lead me to further exploration, like the simplified outlined trees in the background or the heavy detailed lineart texturing in the foreground, but the combination of it all into illustrations like this is not where I want to go.

A joke – haha – 001

While I was working with a team I learned about myself how much I enjoy telling terrible jokes and making others suffer through it. I made it a habit to look for a couple of bad jokes every weekend which I would then force myself my team to listen to throughout the week. Most often I was the only one laughing, but I got a couple of laughs out of them at least as well.
Since I don’t have a team anymore, I’m looking for new ways to indulge myself. And since I like comics, and I like experimenting, I might try combining these things as long as its fun.

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Recently a very nice lady approached me via social media and asked whether or not she could commission me for artwork. She had come across my Instagram and followed the link to my Spreadshirt-shop, but didn’t find a motif that she felt was appropriate for her 3year old grandson. We got into talking about her grandson, how he likes dogs and scared-loves big heavy construction machinery. Then we struck a deal and she commissioned me to do this motif.
I just added it to the spreadshirt-shop this morning. If you’re looking for a shirt gift for your grandchild, maybe this one works for you as well. And if it doesn’t, feel free to reach out.

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Music is so incredibly important in my life. I have music that I turn to when I feel a certain way, or if I want to feel a certain way. And I always love when I get a recommendation for new music that leaves me happier. Recently a friend of mine recommended “Ryo Fukui” to me. After listening to what was available on Spotify I immediately went and bought 4 albums. And I’ve been listening to this music every week since. So if you got any recommendations for music that I should listen to, shoot. I’m happy to give anything a listen.