Posts tagged "Lee Crutchley"

After a lengthy email conversation with Adam J. Kurtz recently I realised how much I enjoy writing (and reading) emails. 
So I’ve set up this email list for people who enjoy reading emails too, specifically people who imagine they’d like to read emails I’ve written.
I’m not sure what they will be about yet. But hopefully they will make you feel like The Goonies did when Rosalita found One-Eyed Willie’s jewels in Mikey’s marble bag.
If that sounds good, sign up here: tinyletter.com/leecrutchley

After a lengthy email conversation with Adam J. Kurtz recently I realised how much I enjoy writing (and reading) emails. 

So I’ve set up this email list for people who enjoy reading emails too, specifically people who imagine they’d like to read emails I’ve written.

I’m not sure what they will be about yet. But hopefully they will make you feel like The Goonies did when Rosalita found One-Eyed Willie’s jewels in Mikey’s marble bag.

If that sounds good, sign up here: tinyletter.com/leecrutchley

My new book is a real physical object.

You can hold it in your hand.

It is blue.

I’ll write some more about it soon: www.artofgettingstarted.com

Here’s a few pages from my new book The Art of Getting Started.

Whether it’s the first page of a new sketchbook or a blank Photoshop document, the very start of the actual work for a creative project has always been my least favourite part. I love coming up with ideas and I’m fine once I get into a flow with the final piece. But joining up the two has always been tricky. I know a lot of creative people struggle with the same feelings too, I’ve had plenty of questions about how I tackle the “first blank page” and creative block.

That’s where this book comes in. It’s full of activities and ideas to help break the habits of procrastinating and avoidance at the start of a creative project. The activities are really varied and include drawing, writing, brainstorming, cooking, and even doing absolutely nothing at all. It’s all about finding the methods that work best for you and practicing them until getting started comes naturally.

It doesn’t even have to be a creative project, I hope the ideas in this book will seep into your subconscious and stop you delaying that dentist appointment or difficult phone call.

There’s a few more pages at: www.leecrutchley.co.uk

And I’ll write some more about the pre-order giveaway/competition when I’ve finalised all the details.

Earlier this year I started sending out my first promotional mailer. It’s a simple set of postcards inside a custom envelope, and one of those cards is an interactive “feedback” card. The idea is that the recipient fills that card out and mails it back to me.

This is a selection of the cards I’ve received back so far, and hopefully there will be more to come in the next few months.

There’s pictures of the mailer at: www.leecrutchley.co.uk

For years and years May 21st has been known the world over as a wholly unremarkable day. But May 21st 2013 is different, for me at least. Because I’m pretty excited to be showing you the cover of my brand new book!

The Art of Getting Started will be released on November 5th this year, and I hear a ton of people in England are going to be having huge firework displays to mark the occasion!

I don’t really know what else to say about it. I should probably tell you about the content right? But I’m going to save that for some other time. You guys are smart anyway, and I’m sure you’ll start to figure it out.

Ooooh! There’s a maze on the cover, did you catch that bit? That’s a pretty good representation of what the book is about. It’s a real life maze too, one for you to solve with a pen of your choosing. I realise that writing and drawing on the cover of a book you’ve paid good money for will seem alien to a lot of you. But that’s something you really have to get over, and the sooner the better.

In the next few months I’ll be talking some more about the book and what’s going on inside. I’ll also be talking about a few cool related things.

There’s going to be a pre-order reward type deal. Which will be either everyone who pre-orders the book gets something cool, or they get entered into a draw to win something REALLY cool, or hopefully both of those things.

There will also be a new blog to accompany the book. I’m not really sure what that’s going to involve yet. I’m just going to start it, have fun, and see where that takes me. Well, where it takes us actually. Because like the book it’s something we’re going to do together.

I think.

Exciting, right?

For years and years May 21st has been known the world over as a wholly unremarkable day. But May 21st 2013 is different, for me at least. Because I’m pretty excited to be showing you the cover of my brand new book!

The Art of Getting Started will be released on November 5th this year, and I hear a ton of people in England are going to be having huge firework displays to mark the occasion!

I don’t really know what else to say about it. I should probably tell you about the content right? But I’m going to save that for some other time. You guys are smart anyway, and I’m sure you’ll start to figure it out.

Ooooh! There’s a maze on the cover, did you catch that bit? That’s a pretty good representation of what the book is about. It’s a real life maze too, one for you to solve with a pen of your choosing. I realise that writing and drawing on the cover of a book you’ve paid good money for will seem alien to a lot of you. But that’s something you really have to get over, and the sooner the better.

In the next few months I’ll be talking some more about the book and what’s going on inside. I’ll also be talking about a few cool related things.

There’s going to be a pre-order reward type deal. Which will be either everyone who pre-orders the book gets something cool, or they get entered into a draw to win something REALLY cool, or hopefully both of those things.

There will also be a new blog to accompany the book. I’m not really sure what that’s going to involve yet. I’m just going to start it, have fun, and see where that takes me. Well, where it takes us actually. Because like the book it’s something we’re going to do together.

I think.

Exciting, right?

My main resolution for 2013 is to #HUSTLE more. 
To be more pro-active about getting projects that I’m actually excited to work on while trying to avoid thinking about how there’s “no time”.
This is my first ever self-promotional mailer which I’m sending out to a bunch of potential clients and collaborators.
There’s more pictures at leecrutchley.co.uk/self-promo-mailer
If you know anyone in a position to commission illustrators who you think would like to receive one please let me know so I can add them to the list.

My main resolution for 2013 is to #HUSTLE more. 

To be more pro-active about getting projects that I’m actually excited to work on while trying to avoid thinking about how there’s “no time”.

This is my first ever self-promotional mailer which I’m sending out to a bunch of potential clients and collaborators.

There’s more pictures at leecrutchley.co.uk/self-promo-mailer

If you know anyone in a position to commission illustrators who you think would like to receive one please let me know so I can add them to the list.

My new ‘About’ page was written by my teacher Mrs Salt when I was 5 years and 6 months old.
You can read it here: www.leecrutchley.co.uk/about

My new ‘About’ page was written by my teacher Mrs Salt when I was 5 years and 6 months old.

You can read it here: www.leecrutchley.co.uk/about

I was in a magazine talking about Quoteskine, and some other stuff.
If you were too cheap to buy it.
You can now read the full interview at… www.computerarts.co.uk

I was in a magazine talking about Quoteskine, and some other stuff.

If you were too cheap to buy it.

You can now read the full interview at… www.computerarts.co.uk

I’m not sure if everyone who follows me here knows that I have a book out.

But I do.

And here are some pictures of it.

It’s called Quoteskine Vol. 1, and you can buy it in my shop.

(Source: quoteskine)

Computer Arts Issue 204

There’s a nice little feature/interview with me in this month’s issue of Computer Arts Magazine. The feature is mainly about Quoteskine and how it gave me the confidence to go freelance, and to call myself an “illustrator”.

I know I’m probably biased, but all round it’s the best issue of the mag I’ve read in a while. I think that’s because it’s about something I really believe, that doing things you love will always lead to good things.

It’s full of examples of designers, illustrators, and artists who have turned a personal project into something more. So it’s a good reminder to keep going with a project when you’re feeling like it’s heading nowhere. There’s also some great ideas about where to take your project next if you’re feeling a bit stuck.

It’ll be in the shops this week, so go and grab yourself a copy.

Or just stand in the magazine shop reading it until they kick you out.

(Source: quoteskine)