Scott Stoll logo world traveler. A bicycle wheel and the globe symbolizes Scott's journey around the world on a bicycle.

How I make stuff

I’m not sure if I’m more of an adventurer at heart or more of an artist/author. But one thing is for sure, the adventure needs to come first. Adventure is my muse; my art is how I tell my story; and, my stories are meant to inspire, entertain and educate others. I truly wantto make a contribute and help raise humanity to new levels of amazingness.

Those are lofty ideals. Too lofty, probably. Anyway, here are some Articles about how I concept ideas, draw pictures and — most importantly — test my ideas in the real world to make sure they work!

If you would like to join the adventure — literally or figuratively — go here to learn how to make an adventure. Or please, help support our work.

The Dream Team wearing the 3 hats of turning dreams into reality: dream it, map it, play it.

How to make children's books

We moved all our stories about making children’s books, including our ground-breaking research, to our new website. Please visit How We Make Stuff on Dreamaplay

A brief description of how I illustrated the cover of my debut sci-fi novel, Breathless. This cover has a lot of symbolism and Easter Eggs. Can you find any?
Will artificial intelligence be the end of authors and artists? Or will it foster a new era of creativity? Humans have been copying my work for decades. Now A.I. can do it better and faster. I share my thoughts and ask AI what it thinks.
A quick story about my cat editors with lots of pictures of them "helping" me in the office.
The story about Scott's first website and business.
Because we believe everything is an adventure, and all good adventures start with a dream, in 2018, we published our evidence-based workbook Dream It! and matching website Dreamaplay to teach kids (and adults) how to dream and how to turn those dreams into reality using our easy 3-step formula: 1) Dream it! 2) Map it! 3) Play it!
Guidelines to writing an article that will be indexed by search engines and read by audiences. We'll use this article itself as a kind of how-to template.
A guide for the complete beginner. Including tips on voice warm-up, voice acting, room noise, equipment and audio resampling process.
Scott's loves to do graphic design for anything related to bicycles, travel and adventure, especially logos. Who better to design your logo than someone who loves bicycles?
How I make the aerial view photos look real, including using satellite views and chalking the drawing out square by square.
The following is a step by step summary of how the book is made, including: planning, creating, celebrating and making a difference in the world.
I've always been disturbed that the tree sacrifices itself to a greedy old man—so I rewrote the ending and drew new pictures matching the font and style.
Students from Argentina holding their certificates of achievements and their copy of “Cayendo Hacia Arriba” the book that we created together. In my opinion, the celebration of the book is the most important step. It helps the students realize their purpose in life, take a step of action with their passion.