• Watercolour portraits | 3 inspirational queens for women's day

    On Women’s Day – 3 inspiring queens

    Last year I celebrated Women’s Day with a couple of illustrations on femininity. This year I am bringing you 3 inspiring queens, who have all contributed something to what we call ‘woman’ today. Queen Elizabeth I of England (1558-1603) Who is she? Elizabeth was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, she was […]

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  • So you want to be an illustrator - Part 1 | Illustration types

    So you want to be an illustrator | Vol. 1. – a.k.a. „can you make a living out of this”?

    I have met the question above more than I can count, and this is partly the reason why I spent nearly 7 useless years studying Architecture before realising I would become an illustrator. If you are 16-18, announcing to your parents that you are going to become an illustrator, or you decide at 40-something that […]

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  • HiFest 2018 - Hastings Illustration Festival

    HiFest 2018 – Travel with me

    This year I finally visited HiFest – which was lucky, as this was going to be the last Hastings Illustration Festival. I recorded my experiences in a vlog. Even though it’s in Hungarian, I don’t talk too much, so it’s worth taking a look to get the vibes of an illustration festival.

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  • 5 art lessons from nature for beginner and advanced artists

    5 lessons from nature for beginner and advanced creatives

    I don’t know about you but as I’m seriously entering autumn-mode I start to notice the beauties of nature more than during other seasons – even as a city girl. Nature is quite an obvious topic for a creative but during one of my afternoon walks I was thinking: a sunny park offers so much […]

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  • Should you go to art school? Pros and cons

    Art school: YES or NO?

    When I walked out of University with a fresh degree in my hand I promised myself that I would never ever attend art education again. Despite all analysis I will probably never find out whose fault it was that I ended up with this unfortunate conclusion, but it is more or less a fact that they […]

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  • New medium #6 – book binding

    Imagine that you hate painting in a book. You prefer doodling on individual pieces of paper because you are afraid you spoil it and then the look of the entire sketchbook is destroyed. If you happen to draw in a sketchbook for some strange reason, you use a wire-bound one, so you can just tear […]

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  • The future of creating

    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 […]

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  • Create your own calendar in 2018!

    There is only one thing better than creating: creating together. Okay, now I’ve sacrificed honesty for a bit of PR, in fact nothing gets me more panicky than creating with other people around me, but the situation is slightly different now: I’m inviting you to create a calendar with me for 2018! Monthly downloadable calendars […]

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  • Graphic designer in the making – sketchbook tour

    Those who read the blog will not be surprised if I say that I’m not exactly a fan of institutional art eductation. Teaching art is desparately hard: on the one hand the student needs to see if he is on the wrong track, on the other hand creativity is a very fragile thing, which can […]

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  • Alternative advent calendar – December art challenge

    I’ve always had mixed feelings about advent calendars: on the one hand it is very exciting to open a little package every single day and so to get prepared for the holidays, but on the other hand I absolutely hate useless junk – and collecting 24 useful, tiny objects as present is one hell of […]

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