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  • Being a Creator with Depression

    Even as I typed the title of this, I realised that it could be read two ways; it could say that I am a Creator, who happens to have depression. But, it could also say that I am someone with Depression...

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    Posted Jan 20, 2019, 8:24:06 PM

  • Developer update December 2018

    It's been a while since I've given an update on the development progress for PaperDemon. This post is probably going to be a long one but in the future I'll do my best to give shorter, more frequent ...

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    Posted Dec 19, 2018, 5:13:11 PM

  • Why the Tumblrpocalypse makes me sad

    Yesterday, tumblr announced a change to their policy, titled A better, more positive tumblr. Adult content, including sexual and explicit artwork, will no longer be allowed on their platform starting ...

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    Posted Dec 4, 2018, 4:35:45 PM

  • Official PaperDemon Secret Santa Art trade

    'Tis the season of giving. What better way for us to give than giving the gift of our own personal creations. This is a wonderful opportunity us to get to know one another and our original or favorit...

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    Posted Nov 16, 2018, 6:45:44 PM

  • How Stress can Freeze Your Art Productivity

    And What to Do About It Stress is something everyone in the history of existence has to deal with from time to time. And considering stress can impact the quantity and quality of our work, and stress...

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    Posted Oct 24, 2018, 3:12:50 AM

  • 3 techniques to motivate you with your art

    In my newest video, I share three motivational tips to help you get started with your artwork. Also, it's ADHD awareness month and I'll be sharing more ADHD tips throughout October.20 second ruleBody ...

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    Posted Oct 3, 2018, 3:10:43 PM

  • [Art Challenge] Inktober is almost here!

    With October right around the corner, I figured now is a great time to get you all excited about Inktober! What is Inktober? Inktober is a movement started by Jake Parker to practice ink drawings for...

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    Posted Sep 23, 2018, 1:13:37 AM

  • How studying figure drawing helps you become more awesome at drawing

    I don't see figure drawing studies shared from members of the Paper Demon community too often. I suspect figure drawing is one of those things artists only study if they are forced to as part of a la...

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    Posted Sep 16, 2018, 6:08:53 PM

  • [Art challenge] Sketch Dailies to get them pencils movin' (Aug 20)

    We're doing a little art challenge as a community this week to get them pencils movin'   Aug 20 - Sept 2nd   UPDATE: We've extended the sketch dailies challenge to Sept 2nd, 2018   How to partici...

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    Posted Aug 19, 2018, 4:24:50 PM

  • How Creative People can manage the business side of a creative-based business

    Are you one of the many people who have decided you want to earn a full-time living from your creative abilities - writing, drawing, photos, videos - instead of working your 9-to-5?Below is a guest po...

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    Posted Aug 14, 2018, 3:24:19 PM