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My Friday YouTube Video

By markcrilley
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Here is artwork from my latest YouTube video, in which I gather various bits of advice from my viewers in answer to this question: "What Do You Do When You Hate Your Own Drawings?" We've all been there before, and the tips in this vid could really help you cope if you find yourself in a similar situation.

Click here to watch the video:

You can also see most of the creation of this drawing, from light pencil sketch to final image. Thanks so much to those of you who choose to give it a watch!

All my best,

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4032x3024px 119.21 KB
iPhone 6s Plus
Shutter Speed
1/15 second
Focal Length
4 mm
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Date Taken
Sep 23, 2016, 2:05:43 PM
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Nice. I just bought Two Pencil Method a few weeks ago. Awesome book. It's teaching me patience
Honey-Bunn-Boi's avatar
Wow this is amazing
TinyHien's avatar
oh man this is awesome ///O.O///
Frozen-Fairyfire's avatar
The wisdom in your video isn't new to me, but it's still encouraging to hear it again from another person :) I hold onto every drawing I make, even the few I lost nerve and squibbled on. I need a thicker portfolio :D
That1KidWhoDraws's avatar
O.O so awesome I haven't been on YouTube in a while- I've got catching up to do :/
evan340's avatar
This video was awesome! I only wish my question would've made the cut. XD
ArtsyRosey's avatar
I loved this video!! I told my IB art teacher about it and she liked it a lot.
GypsieOtterAnime's avatar
Love your vids. Lot's of good encouraging words. I'm working in the new book and I'm loving the shojo styles! You are the master of manga!
Odamako's avatar
This drawing is amazing! A great pencil work *.* I'll certainly watch the video :)
FantasyRebirth96's avatar
Awesome work doing this man! look so good!
tabby25's avatar
awesome job Clap Clap Clap 
Ghirox's avatar
I'm really happy you're getting to use your dA account more.
WaffleMcDerp's avatar
I should go watch that video then! I haven't seen anyone really touch on that topic too deeply, so a whole video on what do do when you hate your own drawings sounds interesting (and helpful!) c:
BeckyDIllustrations's avatar
I don't know ifd this is what you were going for Mark, but this reminds me of the style that 'Tangled' (just watched the movie with my daughter) is done in.  She's adorable.
GraceBenGiven's avatar
Just checked my Youtube notifications: *See's your video. Watches your video*
Then checks my DA notifications: *See's your drawing that was just in the video*

What a small world this is!
Coinfrenzy's avatar
♪ It's a small world after all ♪
BeckyDIllustrations's avatar
That is exactly what just happened with me :P
Chain1411's avatar
glad to see you back on DA
LuckySpirit14's avatar
Oh WOW! She's adorable!! :love:
Yes, definitely been there.
Especially lately.
I've had one too many I didn't like of my own drawings.
I repainted a face 4 times in one week. Ugg! :eager:
Thank you for the video it helped.
I have done most of those things, taken a break, pushing through and repainting a lot.
Personally, I repaint if I can or toss it aside, because I personally found that I end up holding it the back of head as a "fail."
It helps to let it go.
Throw it in the waste basket and yell score!  :basket: 
It is mostly that you have to remember to have fun and NEVER give up, because you started because you loved doing it, that hasn't change.
Sometimes we go through "tough" times.
Its hard sometimes, but you do come out of those "block" points...
And seeing your video and the other fellow artists go through this too helps a lot.
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