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How to “Leave Room” for Type


Lauren Panepinto

Hello everyone! This month I'm shooting down a myth many illustrators have about illustrating bookcovers, especially artists who are trying to break into publishing work: The idea that you need to leave "empty space" for type. Does type need to fit on a bookcover? Absolutely. But your illustration still has to work as a composition without any type on it. Why? because a strong composition under the type still affects the viewer more strongly than…

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“The DragonSlayer”


Justin Gerard

April 23, 2019 - by Justin Gerard I've been slowly working away on my 2018 Sketchbook (emphasis on slowly), the theme of which is based around a terrible sell which results in an invasion of dragons into our world. I was very surprised when I posted this image to social media to see just how much genuine sorrow (and even outrage) there was over the loss of so many dragons. It's my own fault I suppose. I'm painting everything out of order and I never established that these particular dragons were evil.  The Plague of Dragons series has many images which show ruin brought about by these dragons. But instead of painting things in order like a sensible person, I am painting in the order of whatever-is-most-interesting-to-me-right-now method. But more than that, these creatures are completely fictitious, and from…

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