Story is better than perfection: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

Story is better than perfection: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

May 22, 2017By jayart, Blog, children's books, Children's tales, Encouragement, inking, stories, children's tales, comics, children's books,, Recommended Tools, story, Writing

Perfection is a hard bargain. To draw without flaw is impossible—because we will fail in one of two ways: we will either capture the subject inaccurately or we will accurately capture details losing the spirit and energy of the things we draw. On the flip side, if we focus on story (in every work, job, or event) we will capture the timelessness of the tale. Let … Read More

Perfection Kills Love: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

Perfection Kills Love: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

May 12, 2017By jayart, Blog, Encouragement, inking, stories, children's tales, comics, children's books,, love, Writing

Perfection kills, that’s it. I could stop and make that the entire post, but I won’t. There is so much more to understand about this disease that we have gained. It comes down from the ancients and has embedded itself in our psyche to the point that we are demoralizing, demonizing, and destroying ourselves (and … Read More

On Fearlessness: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

On Fearlessness: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

April 9, 2017By jay13 Commitments, art, Blog, children's books, Encouragement, inking, stories, children's tales, comics, children's books,, Recommended Tools, Writing

Hi all, welcome to your new week. (I skipped last week because it was our 18th year anniversary.) When we began this road toward commitments, my wife and I discussed different types of inspirations, we took inspiration from those who inspire us, and we pulled these together. Overtime, we came to realize there was something … Read More

On Challenges: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

On Challenges: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

March 26, 2017By jay13 Commitments, art, Blog, children's books, Children's tales, Design, Encouragement, inking, stories, children's tales, comics, children's books,, process, Recommended Tools

Hey guys, welcome to the new week! Some people have been known to say, “Never let a serious crisis go to waste.” They may have their own ideas about this, however, I think there is something true here. The truth is, times of crisis: health, faith, work, family, artistic goals, etc., are times when we can grow—like no other. The … Read More

On Shipping: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

On Shipping: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

March 19, 2017By jay13 Commitments, art, Blog, children's books, Encouragement, inking, stories, children's tales, comics, children's books,, miscelany, process, Recommended Tools

Greetings world. Welcome to your new week. Learn from the unsuccesses of last week. It’s time to create, be happy, create some more. I know my art lacks perfection. My goal is: done, not perfect. Doing my best and shipping it is what I am striving for. I believe in this. Some days are harder … Read More

On Scribbling: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

On Scribbling: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

March 13, 2017By jay13 Commitments, art, Blog, children's books, Children's tales, Encouragement, inking, stories, children's tales, comics, children's books,, Recommended Tools, Writing

Welcome to your new week. It’s time to get ready to sketch a lot, but… If you’ve been having trouble with inspiration, if nothing seems to gel just right, if your tired and can’t make the ideas happen, I have the cure for you and it only costs $19.95. Act now, and I will throw … Read More

On Sketchbooking: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

On Sketchbooking: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

March 6, 2017By jay13 Commitments, art, Blog, children's books, Children's tales, Encouragement, inking, stories, children's tales, comics, children's books,, process, story, Writing

Hey all, welcome to a new week and the next installment of “Thirteen Commitments for Artists to Cultivate Inspiration”. You can catch up on the others here. Sketchbooks (and Journals) Some people like them, some people are “all digital”, and some don’t like them at all. History shows that sketchbooks are the playground and idea … Read More

On Doing The Work: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

On Doing The Work: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

February 27, 2017By jay13 Commitments, art, Blog, Encouragement, inking, stories, children's tales, comics, children's books,, process, Recommended Tools

Welcome to a new week of creating: create, be happy, and create more. Drawing can be extremely difficult. It’s easy to get into a slump and think it will just go away. Or that you have a to have a muse to get you out of it. It’s easy to think doing the thing you … Read More