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Aughra’s Wisdom of Thra


Cory Godbey

The last time we talked Dark Crystal things, we took a look at the cover for Aughra's Wisdom of Thra by J. M. Lee. If you'd like to catch up on that post you can read it here. Now that the new book is finally out I thought it fitting to take a little tour of the interior art. It's a fully illustrated picture book, some 30 pages of art. In fact, I was illustrating…

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It’s a Wash


Allen Williams

November 15, 2019 - I thought I might share with you my process for the graphite wash technique that I get asked about quite often. All these pieces are done with powdered graphite and pencil, some have very thin oil washes on their surface. Imperfection 7, 8 x 10" I've been pushing this technique for about 2 years now and I can say with conviction that its not the easiest process to work with, or the fastest by far. It will fight you through almost every step until you get used to it, and then it gets a bit harder, hah. Magus, 8 x 10" It all starts with the preliminary process that I use to generate the backgrounds. I begin on the Ampersand Claybord and use a mixture of Cretacolor and General's Powdered Graphite applying it with water…

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