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Drawing with Jim Lee


Muddy Colors

Jim Lee is one of the most respected, and most experienced artists in the comics industry. He is responsible for helping revitalize the comic industry in the 1990s, and for co-creating Image Comics, which was established as one of the first venues for creator-owned content. It is now the third largest comic publisher in the world. In addition to spearheading quite a few comic-related foundations and funds, Jim Lee also spends a lot of time…

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Miscellaneous Studio Tools and Tips


Howard Lyon

July 3, 2020 - I thought I'd share some tools and tips from around the studio for my post today! Let's start with OleoGel from Natural Pigments. From their website: "Oleogel is a thixotropic painting medium made with linseed oil and pyrogenic silica that adds transparency and thixotropic body to oil, resin-oil or alkyd paint." It's essentially clear oil paint. I find this really useful for a few purposes. It is a great way to take just about any pigment and make it functionally transparent but not get it all soupy with thinner or a thing glazing medium. It is also wonderful for oiling out an area to paint into again. It makes a dry area almost feel like you're painting into wet paint, but of course, it's not blending with the dry paint. I also find that it's…

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