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Principle VS Process by StephenMcCranie Principle VS Process by StephenMcCranie
Hey friends, this is a comics essay I wrote for a blog I just launched called Doodle Alley. I'm hoping to create a dialog about being and staying creative. 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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:iconjonmkl:
Jonmkl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
THIS, is beautiful. When is brick by brick coming to print? Because I would like to give you my money.
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional
Probably March-- if you sign up for my newsletter you can get a notification when it's available. tinyletter.com/doodlealley 
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:iconjonmkl:
Jonmkl Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Signed!
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:iconstephenmccranie:
StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional
Thanks!
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Mmadness-Within Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
This is so awesome and I related to it a lot...I ALSO want to see what makes an artist make the things he makes so that I can do the same! (:XD:)

And...I'm no artist, but I do find all of these very applicable to me. Excellent work. Clap 
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paper-plein Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
I've always wanted to see an artist studio , too!!
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anatawa-kuroneko-des Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
simple and beautiful!
loved!
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nasar-ullah-khan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
helpfull yeah! :)
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:iconiizel:
iizel Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
"A How-To book will show you how to do 1-2-3, but not how to BE."
I think that is the best little quote ever and everyone should know it.
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
These guides are so wonderful, beautiful, clean, clear and to the point in a lovely way that resonates with me and what I have been attempting to grasph for the little while I've begun to learn art. You're exactly right, you need to learn how to be and every little thing of what went into that piece of art instead of just the art itself, otherwise you will miss out on a whole lot that explains so much better than the image often does.
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:iconstephenmccranie:
StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional
Thank you!
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tarantellino Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your comics are so motivating :iconooohtearplz:
I agree with everything you said.
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional
Hey, thanks! I appreciate all the favorites too!
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Treyos Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Without a destination you'll never arrive, but with too many destinations you'll probably just get lost. ;P And that would be my problem.
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional
I know, sometimes it's so hard to choose a direction and stay with it!
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JawmesBetaBuild Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beauty.
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DoctorJT Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
inspirational
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hiroshiparadox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
I like the lighthearted look and feel you chose to do these comics with. I like how having the cartoony trees and cars and light colors give it an energy, and also a kind of thoughtful, dreamy feel, that I think works well with the thoughtful/philosophical journal/essay format of these comics.

I really like the idea of using comics to explore your thoughts on creativity. And I think you do a great job of matching images to your words and the thoughts and ideas in general. Things flow really well, and my thoughts and reading experience is guided in a very logical way.

I'm looking forward to following more of these comics on the blog. :thumbsup:
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:iconstephenmccranie:
StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional
Thanks! I feel encouraged to keep going!
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hiroshiparadox Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
:thumbsup:
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eternalpuppy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Yur art! It speeks to ma souuuulll!
But seriously, I love your insights. They're really beautiful. :glomp:
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:iconstephenmccranie:
StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional
Thanks! That makes me really happy.
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eternalpuppy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
:blush: You are very welcome.
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hairballOne Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Can't wait to read more. Got the blog bookmarked & looking forward to it. Thanks for sharing!
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:iconstephenmccranie:
StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional
No prob! Thanks for you support!
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mikemaihack Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
AWESOME.
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:iconstephenmccranie:
StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional
Thanks buddy! Congrats on the baby too! I'm so excited for you!
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mikemaihack Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
it's going to be quite the adventure!
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kevbrett Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
very cool, really liking it, look forward to seeing more posts
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional
Thanks Kev!
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ChibiNomad Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is awesome. Your art makes me happy whenever I see it, and I think that your book would do wonders for all of us to-be creators. ^^
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:iconstephenmccranie:
StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional
Thanks Chibi! I appreciate it! I like your cat too.
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ChibiNomad Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
My cat?

Ohh, in my signature? Thanks! I stole it off someone else's signature. XD
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Sparkeycat Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
This is so lovely! I like the colours and the patterns, and the message is also pretty inspiring!
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:iconstephenmccranie:
StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional
Thanks so much!
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