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Azur and Lisa- tribute to Stjepan Šejić

Three years ago, I discovered Stjepan Šejić and Sunstone, his comic book. His beautiful lines, his incredible talent, his other creations (Death Vigil, Rat Queen)… I was under his spell.

Two years ago, I decided to learn drawing from scratch. One more time. Stjepan Šejić became my role model. Not because I wanted to draw as he did. But because I wanted to reach his level someday.

For two long years, I had to learn everything again. Drop my habits, forget the way I used to draw, rediscover everything. I avidly watched the way Stjepan Šejić was working. Not just him, but mostly him. And several times, as I watched his tutorial videos, tears welled up in my eyes. As they do now.

I never backed down, and God knows I’m not gifted, and my health tried to stop me. I lost hope, often, I stopped trying, sometimes for weeks.

But yesterday, I tried once again. Slowly, I had learnt and actually progressed. And finally, all this work has paid off. Of course, I’m still far from my model. But it