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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My thought process when I painted this little fox in Photoshop

This little guy has been receiving tons of attention on Instagram lately. My jaw dropped when I saw how many has appreciated it already, holy cow. I can’t thank you enough! It’s such a love-hate relationship though, since I’m a hopeless like- addict who tries to recover. Guess I’m gonna have to keep my phone locked away somewhere again during the day so I won’t…

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New milestone: My first workshop for Imagine FX

Back while I was working at my first job in the industry, I travelled about 3 hours by train every day. Early mornings and late nights. During that time when I was just starting out, and to be honest not quite ready or even good enough for a descent job. I sucked actually. Things were rough. I was such a cliché – that skinny self-starving…

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Life update

Hey y’allll! Sorry about the absence. Don’t have any unique excuses other than life’s ups and downs, and that there’s way too few hours in a day. Seriously, where does all the time go? Busy days I’m currently juggling everyday life, a fulltime job at King, freelance gigs and personal growth, and my addiction to Pokemon Go. To top it off I’m also trying to shift…

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Behance: How to gain more followers

Behance has by far been my most successful platform, where I currently have over 74k followers(Thank you!! ♡). I created an account in 2013 and fell in love instantly, it feels professional and it doesn’t seem to have the same algorythms as Facebook. It also seems to be the place where many companies look for talent to hire – I’ve had several fun opportunities from…

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