Tip on how to get inspired by your “bad” drawings

  So far I’ve kept up my promise to publish new videos on a weekly basis, woop woop! I’m so glad that I started doing this, now I’m definitely a few steps closer to beat my stage fear for good. Can’t wait until I feel completely relaxed and confident! This time it’s about bad drawing days, since I’ve been struggling a bit with a current painting that I…

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Time to turn it up a notch with 100 cats

  I got some new exciting ideas that involves cats. But one thing bugs me. I’m quite ok at drawing them, but I still feel that hmm.. They’re not quite there yet. I’m especially uncomfortable with my own style. Painted a cat a while back, my kitteh Zimba to be exact. It looked like this: Oh my gawd. Disaster. I’m uncomfortable as hell when it comes to drawing…

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My 5 scary goals in 2017 and tips on how to accomplish yours

Woopa! When I’m writing this, I’m lying on the couch plotting some plans for 2017. Haven’t left the apartment for two days. Couldn’t care less. Nope. I made a short summary of 2016, so now it’s time to reveal my goals and hopes for 2017! They’re kinda scary, so I hope that I can overcome them. I don’t have any of these as resolutions set in…

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Some of my highlights and lessons learned in 2016

  My lovely amigos. Happy New Year, and Flappy New EAR! (Haha, I’m abusing that pun) Hope your winter holidays have been fantastic so far. That you’re getting high on yummy food, christmas candles, purring cats and much more. This year’s just flown by, kinda scary how fast time goes the older you grow. SLOW DOWN DAMN IT! I would barely remember what I’ve done,…

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Feeling like a misfit, and that’s ok

Oh hai self doubt! Why, here we go. AGAIN. Things can turn around so fast. From feeling pumped and motivated to mjeh. I’m currently sitting here feelig sorry for myself. Doubting and stuff. Picture this. Once again you reflect over your life and wonder why you feel like such a misfit. Why you’re such a bad friend. Why it’s so hard for you to get…

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The mighty tribute – when I truly painted from the heart

Can you remember a specific year, where things were really awesome most of the time? I have quite a few, but this time I wanna highlight 2010. The year I rediscovered how madly in love I am with creating art. That’s when I got laid off at my first job, which was probably the best thing happening to me at that time. I was completely…

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The story of my nickname “Noukah” and why I picked it

I get this question from time to time, so I thought I’d share the ancient story of the nickname Noukah and how I came up with it. I’ve used it for so long now, since the infamous teenage era. It has a little story to it ◠◡◠ Ready? Ready. Allright. I was twelve first time I heard the name “Noukah”, or “Nuka” to be exact. Which was…

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Why we hate successful artists and what we can do about it

I used to be a very narcissistic kid. It’s not even funny. I had no serious competition, and others kept telling me how awesome I was at drawing. I’ve always been known as “Andrea, the girl who draws well“, got accused by older kids for tracing my own drawings, and teachers favored me. In elementary school the principal even officially announced me as “The best artist…

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So how did Inktober 2016 go? A quick recap

It’s the end of November already! Wow where do the days go, this is insane. Remember that I wanted to give it a go this year? And it went pretty ok actually. For the first time in a while I’ve been on fire, cranked out sketches like crazy(My lazy ass alter ego is impressed, so..). Browsed the inktober hastags on instagram and hot damn there…

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Thoughts on daring to unplug during weekends to be more artsy

“Hi, I’m Andrea, and I’m a cyberwebs junkie.” “Hiii Andreeeaaaa” Yes, I’m a hopeless case. I check my phone every other minute, not even exaggerating when I say that. It’s like a tic. My need to constantly get my fix of updates, likes, and attention has become this unhealthy habit as the year’s gone by. I’d had enough. It’s too much for my poor absent minded…

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