May downloadable calendars

Summer has arrived in Hungary – not officially perhaps, but the weather thinks so anyway. I can’t say I’m particularly happy about this, I would rather spend May in the comfortably cool Canada, so on this month’s calendar I put a forest animal native to North America, the racoon. Our racoon answers the name of Eric, and hopes very much that you’ll download him to one of your gadgets.

To all newsletter subscribers Eric will arrive in A4 printable format too, so if you haven’t joined the community yet, now is the time – until Friday, that is, when the newsletter is out. Down below you can download the May calendar for the screens of your various gadgets.

Forest animals - hand-painted watercolour wallpaper calendar

I have made this calendar in several sizes so you can use it from different sized screens as well as a smart phone. If you need a different size, please let me know in the comments below. I hope you enjoy this free download :)

Sizes: 1024×768 | 1280×720 | 1440×900 | 1920×1080 (latter for smart phone)

The future of creating

The future of creating - how technology affects art

A few months ago I took part in a conference titled ‘The future of creating’. Unfortunately this event had nothing to do with creativity, instead the presentations were packed with 3D printers, drones and robots, but all the same, it made me think a lot about my own profession. After some hours of hearing a lot about ‘competition’ my stress levels were peaking and a question was forming in my head:

Do we really need all this?

It would be useless to deny that the growth of the e-world is good and necessary. I don’t know what I would do without programs to edit my artwork, not to mention blogging itself. Digital drawing is one of the fastest growing part of the illustration business, while 3D is considered more or less the future of graphic design. But still… I believe there are some of us who shrink a little when we hear the word ‘creating’ paired with ‘innovation’ and ‘technology’.