Dearest Mark Zug,I love all of your illustrations in the septimus heap books! though I am only half way though Physik!I plan on going as Marcia Overstand this year for Halloween. I love your Illustration of Marcia in chapter 17 'Palace Ghosts' ! And that also gave me an Idea more of what Marcia looks like! and I love your Illustrations of Spit Fyer as well!!! And I just have to ask, Any tips on drawing?
- Yours Truly Savannah.
Hi, Savannah: I'm sorry it took so long to respond; I had a major art event, IlluXcon, which happens every year at this time in Allentown PA. It always cannonballs the tranquil pool waters of my schedule for some weeks on either side. Wonderful to hear that you are dressing as Marcia Overstrand for Halloween!. I'd be interested to see what it looks like – if you take a photo, feel free to post a link right here in the comments.
You have asked for tips on drawing, which are just too numerous to list. Here's what can say briefly: Find any excuse to draw, and draw anything at all that makes you draw more – since it is practice that is the most important thing of all. When I got back into artwork in my twenties just before art school, I copied photographs out of magazines, just to get myself used to the feel of the pencil. So anything goes as long as it makes you practice.
Best wishes,Mark Zug
Dearest Mark Zug,I'm so sorry it has taken me so long to reply back to you. I had major surgery last month, and am just now getting around to being back on anything electronic lol. I took your advice on drawing! I draw animals a lot, yesterday in fact I did a couple drawings of Grey Wolfs, my mom said they look very realistic. I have many, many medical things in my life so usually when I have any spare time apart from being at doctors office's sometimes 2 to 5 hours I draw and read! I have to see my pediatric Rheumatologist who I have to see every three months because I have JA (Juvenile Arthritis) and ontop of thay I have EDS (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome) and JMG (Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis) which is very rare in kids my age, most people who have it are usually in there 80s or 70s ! The JA obviously affects my joints, along with the EDS. And the JMG affects my muscles almost 24/7 including my lungs, arms, legs & the ability to keep My eyes open. I actually had my surgery due to my JMG. Sorry if I'm going on too much about my medical things !lol
I honestly just have to ask, Are you and angie sage good friends?
~ yours TrulySavannah S.
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