Going analogue to create focus among digital distractions...
Quality = Focus x (Skill + Process + A bit of luck)
This is why the goal of iliaca is to help all kinds of creatives, artists and storytellers find focus in a world flooded by digital distractions.
The tools I sell here are tools created to help to improve focus either by removing distractions or by increasing clarity. What I'm sharing are tools I've used and that I've found helpful, sometimes slightly adapted to be as easy to learn and use as possible. Find our notebooks and journals by searching for "iliaca" or "Peter iliaca" in your online bookstore of choice!
Getting stuck when trying to make up new stories? Grab a dice and play yourself to new story ideas with the “Story Play” poster!
Story Play is made to be a simple tool for screenwriters, novelist, comic book artists and all type of storytellers to help us generate new story ideas!
Available in three different sizes
1) Roll a dice and pic the row with the same number.
2) Roll again and pick the column.
3) Use the icon you get where the row and column cross as inspiration for what happens next in your story.
4) Repeat until you have your master piece!
Want More Structure?
Idea: Start With the Character
Roll dice to find your characters WANT, NEED and RISK. Then roll dice to build your characters story.
Idea: Use a Story Structure Template.
There are a lot of story structures available for how you can structure a story. For example: Hero’s Journey, Save the Cat, Mini Movie Method, Truby’s 22 Steps, etc. Do a search online and pick one that tickles your fancy, then roll dice to decide what happens based on the steps in that structure.
Idea: Want an Idea For What to Illustrate?
Roll dice for WHO? WHAT? WHY? HOW? WHERE? To get a scene to draw.
Idea: Team Story Play
With one or more friends, take turns rolling dice and continue the story from the previous friend.
Idea: The Lawful Rebel
Just make up your own rules and guidelines to play and get rolling!
The boring stuff:
Museum-quality posters made on thick and durable matte paper.
visual storyteller, martialartist & creator of iliaca
I'm Peter Hertzberg, a visual storyteller and martial artist and a person who has struggled with my concentration and being able to focus during most of my life. Through spending a lot of time studying and trying out different methods and tools, I've learned to improve my focus and awareness. I started iliaca to share things I've learned so that hopefully it can help someone else as well.
You will not find "The Secret of Super Focus and Productivity of the Super Rich" or what ever here. There are no secrets and no magic bullets. What I'm sharing are tools I've used and that I've found helpful, sometimes adapted to be as easy to learn and use as possible. I believe that you can improve focus either by removing distractions or by increasing clarity. In iliaca we go analogue to help to create focus in a world of digital distractions by creating tools that help create focus in our work. because I believe that focus is our most valuable skill today. Because:
"Quality = Focus x (Skill + Process + A sprinkle of luck)"
Do I use all these tools myself all the time? No, I don't. I find that while one tool or strategy works well for one type of work it doesn't always work as well for others. That being said, I have used all the tools I'm selling here, and others, and I'm only sharing what I believe is helpful.
Curious about my other work?
I publish my comics and picture books through OMOiOMO and have my personal site HERE.
Want to follow iliaca on Social Media?
You're in bad luck! iliaca doesn't have any social media accounts as it feels like it would be opposing the goal of iliaca.