mark-crilley

It's okay

So recently I’ve been coming to the idea of, I want to do better, but I don’t think I really can. But that isn’t true. And this is in no way trying to promote myself or any shit I do, let’s get that straight. I never want to be taken in any other way other than seriously unless stated otherwise when I do things like this. I’m making this just so I can express my feelings of how I feel like they should be told. There are people I look up to, whether it be for guidance or just because I love them for the individual they are. A lot of them are youtubers, such as (in alphabetical order because I don’t do favorites): Ethan (Crankgameplays), G (OGchan), Jack/Seán (Jacksepticeye), Mark (Markiplier), Mark Crilley, Thomas Sanders, and Wiishu. All of these people and more have greatly affected my life in the best way possible. And yes I know it seems like I’m getting off topic but I truly have a point here. All of these people are creative, talented, and amazing people. Of course, they didn’t just appear into the world like that. They needed time for themselves to grow and to figure out who they are, and some probably still are which makes me believe in so much more. I believe that anyone with their best interest, can do something great to help the world. Listen to me when I say this, you can do it. It doesn’t matter if you can only draw stick figures or if you can’t remember lines correctly, or you miss a note or two. It doesn’t matter if you don’t figure out a puzzle right away or if you die repeatedly on one level that took someone one try. YOU ARE YOUR OWN PERSON. You can make the world so much better in your own little unique way, but you just need to try. I hate hearing people say, I can’t do anything right, or, I’ll never be good enough. I guarantee that someone out there, whether it be now or in the future, will look up to you and want to be exactly like you. I want you to smile, I want you to believe in yourself and to think at least once a day, I can do this. I can be the best and I can get through this. I apologize if I ranted a lot in this, but sometimes I really just need to get things like this off of my chest and to let it all out. I hope you have a wonderful day, and if you’ve made it all the way here then thank you so much for the support you’ve shown me, and I will continue to support each and every one of you who will come across this post or blog or whatever. I love you guys to bits and I’m proud to be where I am today with the influences and the people with me. 💙 (Also sorry if I went all over the place, when I get excited this is just what I tend to do I don’t know why, ok bye)

EDIT: I forgot to also mention some of my great friends, Mason and Signa for always being there for me. Mason, well, shut up because you know I always do this. Signa, thank you so much for just being there for me when I truly needed it. You’ve been one of my biggest inspirations when it comes to writing and style, so I thank you for that. Mason you can go draw or whatever because you’re extremely great at that in my eyes and I love that about you. Also shut up
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my little brother made a video- i know it’s not study related but he’d really appreciated if people gave it a little watch

Many aspiring artists worry too much about art supplies. There almost seems to be the belief that buying the right stuff is the single most important key to creating great art, but that’s like thinking you’ll be able to swim as fast as Olympic gold medalists do by wearing the right swimsuit. It doesn’t work that way.
What really matters is not the pencil but the brain of the person holding it. Experiment to find the size, styles and brands you like best. If it feels right to you, that’s all that matters.
—  Mark Crilley.
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Today on Cool Stuff in the Mail … Mark Crilley’s new graphic novel The Drawing Lesson, which as the title promises, is in fact “a graphic novel that teaches you how to draw,” via an adorable tale of a persistent little kid bugging an artist for lessons. (Okay, also I’m a giant Mark Crilley fangirl – if you haven’t read his Akiko books, what are you waiting for? They’re delightful for budding comics nerds and grownups alike.)

– Petra (who’s off to practice negative space drawings)

Drawing is not a speed contest, it’s about final result.
It’s more of an endures contest, to stay committed to something for hours and hours.

Take your time. 

                                                                                                     - Mark Crilley.

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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..

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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.

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