How to be more productive and creative by creating an effective ritual for your work day. Video.

Hope you are all having a great, creative day! I’ve been filming videos about textile design and running a creative business for my Oksancia YouTube channel. Here is a live stream video where I talk about how to be more productive and creative by creating an effective ritual for your work day.

This is the first video in my live series What Helps Me Grow, Love, and Create. I will share my experience and tips that helped or are helping me in my creative business. I’m super excited about it! :)

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Video: How To Make Mounted Prints

 Wouldn’t it be cool to have a way to create that canvas 3D look for your art prints? I think so! :) After some planning and exchanging ideas Alex and I came up with a way to mount my illustration reproductions on wooden blocks. The process takes some time, but we are very pleased with the result! Here is a video tutorial with step-by-step instructions on how to create great mounted prints that do not require a frame…


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07 Jul 2011

Video: DIY Art Brush Roll Organizer Fun Tutorial

Hey guys! Here is my newest video and this time I put together a little tutorial for you! It is partially video, partially vector animation… Let’s get crafty and make a handy roll organizer for art brushes, pencils, other art supplies or even your makeup brushes. No matter what you are going to store and “organize” in it, the most important thing is to have fun! :)


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21 Jun 2011

Video: Process Behind Fabric Print Transfer: I Transferred My Elephant

Hey guys! A bit late, but nevertheless, here is my video number 4! It is actually a mini lesson on how to transfer inkjet print picture on a t-shirt fabric. I hope you enjoy watching it and after that you will go and make a colorful t-shirt of your own! :) Don’t forget to mirror the picture on your computer before printing it on inkjet paper! :D


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09 Jun 2011

Tutorial: Have Fun With Rondy the Elephant Coloring Pages On Your iPad

It’s time for my new freebie printable coloring page! Yay! I do hope you are enjoying these! This time I have something new for you – a quick tutorial on how to color my Rondy the Elephant coloring pages on your iPad or iPhone with your fingers. Just follow the steps below!



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How I Use Evernote For My Creative Business on Etsy

Evernote for etsy shop oksancia blog thumbnail 2I’ve been using Evernote for two and a half years now. I love it because it has been exactly what I needed to organize my life: my household, my ideas, my inspiration and, eventually, my work as an artist. As an added bonus their logo is the picture of an elephant – I adore elephants, as you might have understood from my Rondy the Elephant illustration project . Evernote has been an invaluable tool for my online business, especially since I have started my first art prints Etsy shop – Rondy the Elephant.

14 Apr 2011


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Make the Most Out of Your Vector Illustrations – Tutorial

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My second Vectortuts tutorial How to Make the Most Out of Your Vector Illustrations has been published.

In this tutorial I share with you my method of creating three different styles of vector illustration
based on one concept and sketch.
To read this tutorial you should become a subscriber of Vectortuts.

18 Jun 2009

Vectors for micro-stocks tutorial

previewVectortuts website published my tutorial

“How to Create a Vector Illustration and Prepare it for Micro-Stock Sale”.

If you are starting your career as vector illustrator on micro-stock websites and want to learn some techniques then this tutorial is for you!

27 Apr 2009