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Justin Gerard Sketchbook 2017 Release


Justin Gerard

    As is tradition for me, I am once again launching my sketchbook in the wrong year. At 12 Noon EST time today my 2017 Sketchbook "A Spectacular Journey" will be available at Gallerygerard.com for pre-order. (full release June 14) But you say, "Wait Justin, it's 2018! What took you so long? Do you know how calendars work?" Well, first of all, yes I know about calendars, and second of all, listen: I have 2 small…

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Evolution Of A Graphic Approach to Book Covers


Stephan Martiniere

May 21, 2018 - When I first started out as a book cover artist, because of my training in film and my experience with Photoshop, my images were very photorealistic and detailed, similar to a matte painting. However, over the years, I’ve found that I've shifted to a more graphic and impressionistic style. Book covers allow me the creative freedom to break traditional molds, break rules, and experiment with different methodologies in a way that film and theme parks cannot, due to their technical requirements. Through these explorations, I found myself increasingly drawn to the abstract. I’ve had an attraction to graphic art since school, with visual influences ranging from the Renaissance to comic books. In particular, I’ve always been drawn to the technique of 20th century American illustrator J.C. Leyendecker. His…

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