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Mark Zug,
I started reading the Septimus Heap series this summer after my younger sister guided me to it. I have been completely enraptured by the story. I wanted to contact you because I absolutely love the artwork you have contributed to the story. I have been completely inspired by your art! All I want to do is sit down and draw everyday until I can render images of nature, the figure and the images of my imagination as masterfully as you do. I would love to be able to translate the images that come to me in a realistic fashion, as you do. If you have any advice for a young(ish) artistic hopeful then please pass it on. Thank you for bringing your art in to the world. I am thankful for the inspiration that you have passed on to me. Good luck.

September 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMax rahsfa

all though this post concerns Septimus Heap I felt that Magic (or Magyk) was a fitting title, because your work is an expression of magic in itself. thank you.

September 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMax rahsfa

Thank you, Max. That I have inspired you is the finest compliment you can render; I'm grateful. Not knowing anything about you, the advice I have is necessarily simple: Keep doing it, and know that you won't get great results right away. It's the perseverence part that separates the wistful admirer from the practicing artist. Here is a bit of story from my life, which might be helpful as it pertains to my initial struggles in the profession, from a blog that's well worth revisiting often for good advice:


P.S.: Since you have entitled this thread "Magic," I'm hoping that it will attract the Magic the Gathering folks. :)

October 2, 2011 | Registered CommenterMark Zug

This page is a great method to connect to others. Congratulations on a job well achieved. I am anticipating your next

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