stephen mccranie

Ask me anything   :: Mal and Chad :: Doodle Alley :: Twitter :: Deviant Art
Hi, my name's Stephen and I draw comics!

I’m proud to announce that my recent book, Brick by Brick, is now available for the Kindle! Please check it out!

And, as always, more essays of this kind can be read on my website!

— 3 weeks ago with 183 notes
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Hey everyone! Here’s the latest installment from my new book— The Art of Impact. For more comic essays like this, check out my website!

— 1 month ago with 643 notes
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amebes asked: Hi! Will there be any chance to buy a digital copy of your book?


Yep!  You can buy the pdf here:

Thanks for your interest and support!


— 2 months ago with 4 notes

It’s good to be back! Thanks for your patience! I finally finished fulfilling the Brick by Brick Kickstarter, and guess what, I’m now ready to start selling physical copies of the book to the general public! Stop by and pick up a copy!

— 2 months ago with 432 notes
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I got an advance copy of my new book, Brick by Brick! So exciting!

— 6 months ago with 104 notes
A sketch I did from this flickr photo:

A sketch I did from this flickr photo:

— 6 months ago with 42 notes
#art  #illustration  #girl  #shoes  #elevator 


This has been something that has been bothering me for the past few years, every time I encounter someone who’s just started as an artist, they put themselves down because they’re intimidated by artists who are more experienced.  Intimidation is something that every artist has (or will) encounter in their lives, and they need to pull through that fear in order to grow as an artist.  Take that intimidation and be inspired about it.  What makes it intimidating?  What makes their work look so unique?  That’s where your learning opportunistic moments will occur, you find those reasons and you create something new out of all that you’ve learned!
I believe that anyone, ANYONE, can become an artist.  It takes dedication and determination, but I promise you that drawing is one of the most rewarding art forms I’ve ever experienced.  You will always learn something new with it, therefore, the fun never stops!

Well said.

— 9 months ago with 141745 notes
Not Too Late to Get the Book!

Hey everyone!

I’ve been getting a lot of notes from people asking if they can order a physical copy of Brick by Brick, even though the kickstarter has ended.

The answer is: OF COURSE!

However, it’s going to take me a while to get my life organized, so in the meantime, please consider signing up for my newsletter. I won’t spam you and you can unsubscribe whenever you want. Mostly I’d just like to be able to get a hold of you guys every once and a while when I have a special announcement (maybe 3 or 4 times a year?).

If you’d like to receive a notification when the Brick by Brick book is available for order, please sign up for my newsletter by clicking here!

— 10 months ago with 2 notes
Anonymous asked: Hello! I just stumbled upon your comic collection and I enjoy reading them loads, but I just wanted to ask what kind of pens do you use to sketch? (like those I have seen on twitter) Do you use a certain fountain pen to produce that kind of results? Sorry for the numerous questions but as a budding sketch artist I'd love some advice :D


I use a wacom tablet with manga studio. Here’s a demo I did on Manga Studio.

PS: Watch out for the Magic Brush Fallacy!

— 11 months ago with 9 notes

Especially you artists out there, be sure to watch out for these fallacies! They’ll get you!

More comics like this at:

— 11 months ago with 360 notes
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