Trompe L'oeil

The artist recreates a realistic depiction of the torn paying card, paying attention to the right color and shadow definition of its counterpart.

“Realism Challenge: Playing Card” Artist. Mark Crilley


As someone trying to develop an art style of my own, I found this interesting to watch.


drawing time lapse: realism challenge | by Mark Crilley


There are four types of human beings when it comes to love - sustainers, wanderers, selfers, and neverfinds.
Sustainers are the only ones able to keep love alive for a lifetime.
Wanderers fall in love a lot, but can never make it last.
Selfers think they’re in love with someone… but really only love themselves.
The hardest ones to explain are the neverfinds. You see them all over; people who, through no fault on their own… never manage to find lasting love.
Wanderers and selfers are lucky, really; they can transform themselves into sustainers, given enough time and effort. But neverfinds have no such hope of salvation. They are cursed to experience love just once… to feel it as fully and as deeply as anyone.. but then, after months or even just weeks.. see it snatched away from them for the rest of their lives.

Miki Falls; Mark Crilley


So awhile ago my Dad bought me this “Mastering Manga” book by Mark Crilley. I haven’t really looked at it much seeing as I sort of left it at my grandparent’s cabin. But today we where up there and the book was still there so I was flipping though it when I get to the page about kissing, when the little part about drawing a kiss on the cheek caught my eye. I started looking at it when I realized it looks REALLY SIMILAR to the Amuto kiss in Shugo Chara. Sure enough I grabbed a screencap and did some comparing… and well..

(image overlay provided by sleepingmiki)


tbh I’m not sure if this dude traced it or if he just used it as a reference (seeing as if you Google anime kiss on the cheek this is one of the first results) but either way, i thought I should share.