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Diversify Your Study by StephenMcCranie Diversify Your Study by StephenMcCranie
It's really neat how studying other crafts can help your artistic practice. Have you ever seen any funny crossovers between two different fields of art?
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
*Singing* It's the Circle of Creativity! As they all come together!
But seriously, everything usually comes hand in hand in the creative department.
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RadenWA Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Every field is inter-connected! I might even be able to learn something from business or law...how very intriguing.
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EccentricTeatime Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully presented and explained!

I feel my writing has much improved since I improved at art because I now think much more visually with my books; 'is a scene in a book easy to imagine?' 'Does it have an appealing composition?' makes for much more entertaining storytelling.

And my art has improved through my love of sewing, and dressmaking, and the history of fashion; the drapes of my fabric and the way they rest on people is more realistic and pleasurable to look at!

And my love off building things from wood has improved because of my love of dressmaking. When pieces of wood are cut up they resemble a dressmakers pattern, but in a solid 3D piece, that in turn, has helped me with my art :XD:

The Circle of Creativity!
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional
That is SO COOL! I love how all those art forms connect for you. I also like that writing tip-- really great.
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EccentricTeatime Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, thanks ^ ^
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DoomBringerNumber9 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have some very good advice:) (Smile) 
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional
Thanks!
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DoomBringerNumber9 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're Welcome.
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VinceOkerman Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which font do you use? :)
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional
Architect's daughter. It's a good one.
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VinceOkerman Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah ! I love it!
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Oddmania Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Great advice, thank you so much! :)
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional
My pleasure!
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Gromoptak Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
very good advice! Thank you! It inspired me!Sun Glomp 
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional
You're welcome! :w00t:
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome. I feel that it justifies my life as a Jack of All Trades.
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RaptecClawtooth Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Much the same im experiencing now:
I used to draw comic and be an animator (as child) later i grow with videogames and i wish to create videogames, this send me to learn basic principles of coding, Pixel art, use of chart to do missions, desing and creation of character and how do more tweaking basic things and others things related, now im 32 and im retaking drawing because is i really like (even do Vgames like too) now im reading tvtropes to learn writing and do good stories to draw myself.
Even im currently a worker (nothing with games or drawing) i spend all my free time learning to mix or add to im already know... i dont regret nothing... only have little time.
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional
That's awesome! Once you get all those skills together you'll be able to create something really unique!
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RaptecClawtooth Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hope God hear you
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Emberguard Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013   General Artist
You're right, you do learn plenty of things from one art-form that can be used in another. I'm currently practicing the art of coffee art :D I don't mean making art with the coffee, I mean the art on the coffee like this (for example):

It's very interesting seeing what I can make with nothing but a high contrast of values between the white milk and the darker brown, and a few simple lines going back and forth or side to side. 
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional
That is so cool! It's one of the things that makes me excited about art-- even in something incredibly simple like coffee, there is a nearly endless amount of effects and ways of doing things you can learn and apply.
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Keokee Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
This is sooooo awesome! This is why I love the movie Ratatouille, watching Remy cook was like watching someone compose music or paint an image. It's brilliant! And I really love looking at magazine articles and scrap booking and now it changes how I look at composition. And that meal sounds delicious, now I want to try it :D
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional
Yeah! I can be fun to kind of engage the synesthesia and use it creatively!
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ASleepingWillow Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Cooking with music... wow 0_0 At first it made me think of synesthesia... That was very interesting, as always! Thanks for sharing!
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional
My pleasure!
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xXEm-033Xx Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks! :D
i did think of this before too.
Now it makes more sense since i started uni.
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional
Yeah, when I was in uni-- every class I went to even if it was sculpture or something, I would be asking myself, "What can I learn about comics from this?" Uni is a great place to practice this principle.
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xXEm-033Xx Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Thats great, and very useful to know. Im gonna do this with each of mine too. Thanks for the reply. Your comics are truly inspirational! :D
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Cheesecake-giri Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Brilliant, love the advice as always!
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional
Thanks Cheesecake!
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combustibear Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Great as per the course Stephen! I've long thought that the greatest comic creators are excellent in diverse fields of creation and this comic serves as a great summation for that idea. =)

Thanks for another wonderfully inspirational comic!
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional
Thanks Combustibear!
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R31k4 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student
deep and briliant
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional
Thanks!
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TOBproject Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Oh, how I had missed your comics! As brilliant and inspiring as always. I like the idea of the triangle, the circle and the cone... it made me laugh, and it's very illustrative.

I completely agree with the concept you're portraying here. Many of the people I know don't really understand why, after studying literature at University, I want to go to an art school, all the while learning computer programming. But I've always seen a clear link between literature, visual art, comics, videogames, cinema and music :)

Seeing art from a wider point of view makes everything more interesting and fun!
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional
That is so cool-- You can use all your various skills to make something no one has seen before!
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Lelpel Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome - your like the next Scott McCloud :)
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional
XP
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Turtlemandan Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
I love these comics, they always bring up very good points. Keep up the awesome work :)
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional
Thanks! Will do!
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Turtlemandan Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
You're welcome :)
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LovingLilies Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow. Mind. Blown.
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional
;D
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potiron02 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Really true !
Recently, i improved a lot my way to draw because i started to sculpt little dolls. It helps me a lot to understand how volumes work together !
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional
Ooh-- I think I might try that soon. Sculpy clay?
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potiron02 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
I used a air drying clay : plastiroc. It's cheap and easy to use.
I'm curious to know if you can find plastiroc in USA.

If you try, please show us the result !
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional
I'll keep an eye out. Thanks!
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potiron02 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
You're welcome !
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gehirnkaefer Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so great *o*
your explanations are helpful and understandable...
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional
THanks!
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