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Imitating Life – Painting demo with Dan Dos Santos and Howard Lyon


Howard Lyon

This last weekend I made the trip from Utah to North Carolina to visit Dan Dos Santos and his family. It was a much-needed trek to spend time with Dan and his wonderful family. While there we spent time painting in his studio chatting about art and artists we love. I also attended Dan's weekly painting session and studio space that he has rented for the sole purpose of providing the opportunity for artists to…

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How Does an Art Director Pick an Artist?


Lauren Panepinto

February 27, 2020 - As an Art Director, I get a lot of questions about why certain artists get hired over others. Theoretically there's a ton of different ways any given project can go and — assuming an equivalent level of skill — a bunch of different artists who could create a piece of art for a project. In my case, since I'm the Creative Director at Orbit Books, artists are really interested to know how I choose an artist for any given book cover. Now, first order of business is, as I've written about this before, I don't just choose an artist. The ultimate choice is up to our publisher. But, to an extent, I do control the choices the editor & publisher pick from. It would be great if I could just choose artists I like, or…

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