Hi! I am Kritika Goyal. I am an Artist, an Illustrator, a Doodler and a Video Editor from Delhi, India.

I did my Arts and Animation Course from Arena Animation, Delhi and then went on to study Film Direction from I.C.E, Balaji Telefilms, Mumbai.

I have worked as an Illustrator, Video Editor, Pre-production artist, Graphic Artist and Storyboard Artist. Along with working as a full-time employee, I went on to making short films to enhance my learning and skills.

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Always be a Student


Recently, I finished reading Show your work, one of the three books by Austin Kleon. The other two books are Steal Like an Artist and Keep Going. I have planned to re-read them.

In the chapter ‘Begin Again‘ of Show your Work, Austin Kleon explained that one should never settle for being a master in just one subject but always be ready to learn something new and grow.

As a curious and impatient individual, I’m always trying new things, such as styles and mediums of art, representing ideas in different ways, etc. And this has made me face plenty of questions regarding my specialty during job interviews since the areas of work have always been diverse.

Does this make me a master in all the things on my list?

No, I am not a master because I believe once you master something, an evolution of that subject happens. A simple example would be Adobe Flash turning to Adobe Animate and the use of Adobe Animate turning to Toonboom Harmony or even classical animation turning to 3D animation. Evolution and growth are unstoppable. 

Imagine if Windox XP continued to date, or the level of technology was still the same as it was in the early 90s or something!

Everything needs to grow, which does not mean that whatever was there previously or whatever you have learned to date has expired. It is with you. The only thing that happens is an enhancement and expansion of you along with your skills to grow and move ahead.

 And that is what Austin Kleon also explained. A new beginning is what everyone needs, again and again, to move on.

Recently, I have been sharing Character designs using reference photos. And that is something new to me. It has been an exciting development in my art journey. I enjoy doing it for two reasons: firstly, it has improved my ability to design characters, and secondly, it has enabled me to use my other skills, like doodling, inking style, etc, to create something unique. I believe what I am trying to share is understandable now 😉

So, why I wrote this Blog?

I wrote it because I wanted to share with you that wherever you are, at whatever age you are, plus if you feel stuck, just become a student again, a child, and learn something new and move ahead.

Remember, I made fridge magnets recently and also made character designs!

(Did you check the video? 😉

Relax, Breathe, be a child, a student, and keep moving forward with a positive mind and belief.

Thank you so much for reading.

Lots of Love,


It’s Time to Talk about Virtual Reality

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As per Wikipedia, Virtual Reality or VR is a simulated experience that employs pose tracking and 3D near-eye displays to give the user an immersive feel of a virtual world.

However, I define it simply as a 360-degree experience of the virtual world.


Watching movies is fun, and I love it. Since I dream of being a storyteller, it has made me experience cinema in various forms. 

A film festival connects movie lovers with movies from all over the world. When attending a film festival, I always look forward to seeing an animated film or a movie with a great storyline, if the screening is affordable (wink)

So, India Habitat Center had its International Film Festival from the 17th to the 26th of March, 2023. When I learned about it, like always, I checked the screening schedule for any movie that stirred my curiosity to watch and also for animated films. Additionally, IHC hosted VROOOOM, a VR film screening event organized by Goethe Institut in association with Virtual Reality and Film Festival (VRHAM).

So, I registered for the only animated movie in the International screening schedule and VR films. My dad is also a movie enthusiast, so he booked his slots for international movies.



Finally, with all the daily schedules updated, my reserved slot for the first set of VR films came, and I arrived at the venue to enjoy them on the 17th. It felt like entering a completely different area, with multiple stations and rooms allotted to particular screenings. Each station had a volunteer or two for guidance. I was excited to watch them all. And luckily, I saw five of them, if not all of the first VR slot screenings. They were – Father is Gone, The Choice, A Seven Story Building, Kindred, and Oh De Pu.

I experienced a new medium of storytelling through VR, and it was extraordinary. I was able to feel every kind of emotion the film wanted to portray. Honestly, I had no idea, or should I say had no expectations, that movies in VR have reached this level. It was an enjoyable evening for me, and I could not wait for my next slot of screenings to happen.


On 25th March, I decided to watch the second slot of VR films. This time I saw four movies, one being a three-part series. They were On the Morning You wake (the three episodes), Midnight Story, Rock Paper Scissors, and from the Main Square.

These felt different in reaching me than the ones I saw the last time. I learned about some of the real-life events that took place and felt like I was there. The interactive VR films where I selected the questions or where I was to play with one of the virtual characters were something new to me. It was amazing to be a part of such an experience that was so different from the stories I have seen in 2D, 3D, IMAX, etc.

I am not reviewing the movies here because I wanted to share my experience. As a creative person, or as someone who wants to learn and know more about filmmaking and its other areas, and as someone who loves movies and stuff, I would suggest you all to experience all this and know how vast storytelling and storytellers have evolved and how technology helps in giving life to the stories.

Don’t hesitate to join clubs or become a member if you get the chance to experience the cinema. You do not need a paid membership to receive updates everywhere. Some only need your Email ID to send you the update for upcoming events.

Like the one I got!

Thank you so much for reading.

Lots of Love,


How to Enhance creativity and Improve art?

My journey from a student of arts and animation to a Freelance Illustrator and Designer has spanned almost 12 years.

There were a lot of questions and doubts I had as a student, most of which went unanswered. Now, being a professional, most of them have been answered. Although some part of me thinks that the answers could have been resolved earlier, eventually leading to faster growth.

However, it’s never too late to learn and gain knowledge. Like you, I am still learning all the time. That is why I decided to make this video. Honestly, it was going to be a general art video. But, then I decided to share its benefits which could be helpful to those who are learning art skills, trying to find their art style, or have multiple questions on the enhancement of creativity.


So, what does this mean? Is it a sure-shot method for your skills?
As said earlier, this was going to be a general art video. The difference I felt while making the video was the benefits I experienced while trying this method. Thus, I decided and felt the need to share it with a view that it can be helpful to others too.

Below are some of the benefits I want to share with you.


Many of us have a primary medium of presentation for our artwork. Acrylics to watercolors, brush pens, to even only Photoshop or Illustrator. These are our niches, and it’s great to have one as they represent our specialty that helps one grow, earn, and get recognition.


Time for the next art supply!

Did you mess up previously? Or do you feel something could have been better?

Unless there is a reason or pressure to recreate the same artwork, we avoid putting in an effort. Whereas, in this method, the laziness or excuses are gone. The excitement of trying a new art supply determines you to correct your previous errors resulting in a better quality of your art.


The application of art supplies is different.

Did you see any difference in using your next art medium?

Are the visuals look and feel new?

When trying a new art medium, these are some of its benefits.

Application, texture, look and feel changes. This molds into the development of new ideas and new art styles.


You are developing interest in your next art supply and want to try it more! So, this is what you gain from this experiment.

Interest in the new art supply and a boost in your energy to create more art stuff. Every new thing adds up to every other new thing being born. That’s how this benefit works. You will be able to create different artworks and can also experience mixed media art styles.


You must have observed how much you have improved and can judge yourself by now. We all admire someone else’s work more than ours and aspire to create like them. I’ve had this a lot too. In this method, every new art supply used brought little confidence to move ahead with the hope that the next one would be better than the previous one.


Have you counted the number of times you recreated your art? <

I have made it five times till now, and this will be my final attempt, which means I have practiced the same art six times. This auto-practice habit, avoided by many of us, is already achieved in a fun way.

So, this is it! A simple way how an experiment can be beneficial in enhancing your art and creativity. It is just a personal experience with the hope that it helps you too. I am not a teacher and always learning too. I will be sharing whatever I can with the same hope of inspiring young artists and creative individuals.

I hope you all enjoyed the video!

For any questions or ideas for future videos, let me know.

Thank you so much for reading and watching.

Lots of Love,


Why Thoughtpotarts


Whenever it comes to choosing a name, either it is an instant decision or it is a long, meticulous process of surfing the web or shifting through a dozen of books.

Well, it’s not about choosing a baby’s name I’m talking about.

It’s about the name of my brand.

My identity.

The Beginning!

I started making short films alongside my first full-time job around 2015-16.

The fun and excitement were real!

The hunger to grow fast with all the knowledge absorbed during my years in Mumbai, learning direction, was looking for an expressive vent out.

Every short film I shot revealed my numerous shortcomings and lapses and whatnot. It helped me set on a path of self-discovery.

So, let’s continue…

During my second job,

(Yes, the first job was gone due to company closure but, that was and still is my favorite place I worked.)

I started a YouTube Channel with a friend.

Weekends we turned to weekdays, brainstorming, sitting at Mc Donald’s, and having our favorite Mcspicy Chicken Burger with fries.

If weekdays were for full-time job work. Weekends and weeknights were for the Channel.

We planned our next big video, themes, ideas, and many things on how to keep growing.

And that’s how ‘CARRYBAG’ was initiated.

We decided,

“Whatever it is, we are going to share it”

“We need to make it.”

As I had experience in animation, video editing, and stuff, automatically the workload on me increased.

But, things didn’t go smoothly and the overload took its toll on me. And we mutually decided to stop.

This was BIG!

It was 2018.

Comic-Con started in India, from Delhi in 2011 at INA, Delhi Haat.

Ever since, I have been a regular at Comic-Con, Delhi.

The one in 2018 took place on NSIC grounds, Govindpuri.

And the reason for my excitement was I was also exhibiting my work for the first time at Comic-Con, Delhi, 2018.

The registration was done super-fast without having an idea of what it was that I was going to show and sell. I researched, created rough drafts, and planned and that’s how my days and nights went by. And yes, I traveled a lot to get merch manufacturing work done.

My family support and excitement were evident, and I can surely say much more than my own conviction in my work.

‘I wonder how! Don’t they get tired of running with me! ‘ (suspicious)

So, all things were set. But, then I needed to have a name for the stall and artworks.

My mind churned out various names: Creative Dump, ‘KritikaAkriti’,

CreativeHub…But nothing clicked.

“It was as if something was missing.”

Then while relieving my bowels…sitting you know where!

An idea struck; I came up with ‘THOUGHT_POT’.

Okay, let me jump straight, else this section will take a hell of a time.

So, this ‘underscore’ is simply to differentiate the name from a Media Company by the name ‘Thought pot Media’.

No offense I never even knew

“aisa naam ki koi company bhi hai.”

When I checked online, I got to know.

But I was keen on the name and I ended up inserting an underscore and that’s how ‘Thought_pot’ was created.

Well, the event was awesome, and I met some really nice people too.

Time to end this right here right now!

So, the only thing growing and spreading rapidly is the Coronavirus, the rest of everything has been on a decline, especially jobs.

Almost every fourth person has been laid off. And I was too.

“I was highly disappointed, I won’t lie. But I need to move on, right!”

I decided that I should finally accept the 100s of suggestions to start ‘Your own work and Shop’.

So, here is the story as to how ‘Thoughtpotarts’ began its journey!

I needed one simple, direct, continuous, unique identity and ‘Thought_pot’ was messing it up.

Any search on Google would not yield to the right platform until this ‘underscore’ is typed in, which is very tricky to always type because you obviously don’t consider it when writing in a flow.

So, as I said I didn’t want to leave this name.

“C’mon, the washroom is my den for solutions and ideas! How can I leave it!”

So, that’s how ‘THOUGHTPOTARTS’ was born and is here to stay.

Final note.

“Don’t leave something because it’s not working. Find ways to make it work the other way round. And I am talking in a positive sense. Don’t let negativity overpower the positive. And keep on going”

Till then, share your love and support.

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