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Brick by Brick by StephenMcCranie Brick by Brick by StephenMcCranie
Hey friends, this is a comics essay I wrote for a blog I do called Doodle Alley. Wherever you are on your journey as a creator, I hope these comics encourage you! If you like this and want to see more, please favorite this!

Here's a link to the Doodle Alley blog:

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RaptecClawtooth Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
for some reason im very sure the destiny bring me here too read all this strips...
Is exactly whay i need read for a guide to be myself
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Mmadness-Within Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
These are so inspiring...I'm reading all of these! :D
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paper-plein Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
That was beautiful ;^;.... 'nuff said
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional
Thanks! :party: Nice avatar by the way!
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paper-plein Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
No prob!and lol Thank you!!
Do you mind if i use this as my webcam? I just want to read it every time i need some inspiration ..
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional
ha ha, go right ahead!
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paper-plein Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Thank you!
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I see what you mean here, but it's also a matter of talent, isn't it? And also of different styles (something that we can change only to a minimum.) I mean, I totally thing we may improve what we have, but it's not just time that will turn us into Botticelli.
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional
Have you read Outliers by Malcom Gladwell? There's new research coming out that says talent takes time, and it only comes after a lot of practice. Whether that idea is true or not-- I like it because it's really encouraging! It means that someone with "no talent" can still have the dream of becoming a great artist.

You're right about the style thing though-- it's not like we're all climbing the same ladder or something.

Thanks for sharing!
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No, I haven't read it - in fact, I've never heard about it! :P Thanks for pointing me to it.
I totally agree that practice and effort are essential, but as you say, we we're not climbing the same ladder - or even striving to reach the same artistic goal. Also because that would be quite conforming, right? To draw all in the same way.
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