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Month in Covers: January 2020


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Rogue Princess Art by Audrey Lynn Estok     Resurgence Art by Todd Lockwood     Penric's Progress Art by Dan dos Santos     Dark and Deepest Red Art by Cat Finnie     City of Stone and Silence Art by Richard Anderson     The Bard's Blade Art by Felix Ortiz     Burn the Dark Art by Leo Nickolls    

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10 Errors To Avoid When Composing Thumbnails


Ron Lemen

February 22, 2020 - Of all the stages in making art, the most confusing and least clarified is the thumbnail stage.  I am working with a few students currently who are having a difficult time recognizing that simple is important, and that the thumbnail is clarifying problems that later will later be encountered in the finish.  Working them out in a simple template is so important to free the mind for the finishing performance in the end. Some feel that the thumbnail paralyzes creative freedom, others do not think the little scribbles they do will lead to very much, while others don’t know what they are looking for and think the step is confusing and should be done away with.  And I also hear “if I do the picture more than once then it gets old, boring, and it…

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