A font of my own.

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Behold the beginnings of an exciting new project! I should’ve done this ages ago, but I’ve finally started working on my first font. Which I’ll make available on the blog, free to download, very soon. After Oppikoppi of course. But still, very soon! The raw characters need some editing and refining, but getting digital is actually super easy. Watch this space!

Freebie for your mobile.

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I designed this for my Samsung Galaxy, if you have any trouble with the dimensions just drop me a comment with your specs below and I will make one specially for you to use on your device. Happy Friday everyone!

 

The Foxes.

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for even
at the most terrible
moments
humor
is my
companion.

I am a dog walking
backwards

– from The Foxes by Charles Bukowski

Fo’ yo’ gnomies.

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Today’s doodle is a free download! Yay! Print, cut, TADA! Gift tag! Or just a card… a quick ‘hello’ written on the back and given to the right person can be a very real gift too. Sometimes just hearing from someone makes you smile ^_^

If you should need a bigger one, simply comment below.

The fear of the blank page.

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“Soos fyn wyn in ‘n bladsy bad sy” – Breyten Breytenbach (Ek dink… ek gaan moet check, Google weet ook nie.)

It’s the scariest night of the year and everyone’s getting silly with spandex, make-up, ketchup, bells and whistles. In honour of the horror holiday I decided to write about a monster I believe is rampant in the creative community. The fear of the blank page…

Some days on my way home from work my mind wanders and I think of so many things I wanna draw. I get so excited by the time I get to the sketchpad I’ve started salivating. Then I choose a weapon, be it pencil or pen, I open the book, I lower my wrist, and then something inexplicable happens… I freeze up with fear. Suddenly I’m crippled by the sheer emptiness of the space before me. So I check my phone, or light a cigarette and channel flip, you know just to normalise. A cup of coffee later, I’m stuck hovering the pen just above the surface of the paper. This can go on for hours. Sometimes I even get my dishes done in between! But eventually I smudge chocolate in a corner or I nod off and a I awake a minute later to find a mysterious squiggle in a random place. And like magic the curse is lifted! The secret to beating the blank page is simply being brave and making your mark. And if you fuck the page up anyway, paste a pretty picture over it or use it to line the budgie cage.

Take care tonight, avoid people dressed as sexy cats, light a candle so the dead don’t get lost, and remember, it’s all in your head.

Do more stuff, fail better.

 

 

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Quote by John Mulaney.

For every sketch I like/publish there have been 15 violently ripped torn and blacked out pieces of paper hopelessly tossed to the floor. But drawing is just like anything else, it takes practice and passion, and real passion compels you to keep trying. Every now and then it all comes together and something awesome happens. The creative process is a bitch. But sometimes you make really cool shit, so you keep failing until it happens again.

download my pattern.

Hello World,

In offering to the Blog Gods I’ve decided to make my very first post a freebie. A simple chevron pattern makes a great desktop or invite background, use it, don’t use it. I use it a lot.

 

Click on the image below to download the full-size version.

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