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!
Not Too Late to Get the Book!
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!
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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!
This is for the AWSOME Stephen McCraine. The maker of http://doodlealley.com/, and his wonderful words of wisdom. His book is about to be made on Kickstart: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stephenmccranie/brick-by-brick.
I did this as a thank you to Stephen and his work which has been very inspirational and comforting for me. No stealing meant just a fanwork for him. I added somethings from the chapters and titles to the work.
Woah! This is crazy! He even put the icecream in there! Thanks DJ!
I love your work, it's all amazing, concise and awe inspiring. I hope you get all the money you need and you enjoy great success as a result of sharing your hard earned life lessons! <3
Thank you so much for the encouragement! I’ll do my best to keep sending out good content. Keep in touch!