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“The Hydra Heron”


Justin Gerard

Today I'd like to share a quirky little image I painted recently for a #LETSDRAWMONSTERS community challenge that we hosted on Twitch. The prompt was to design and draw a Hydra, but one based upon Herons, instead of the classic snakes or sea serpents.  We also added a bit of narrative that it would hunt for victims in a murky swamp and for anyone interested in going the extra mile, we added a hero who…

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The Best Pencils Ever (Are Going Away)


Wylie Beckert

May 16, 2022 - Let me tell you about my favorite pencil... now that it's almost too late for you to get one of your own. Prismacolor Col-Erase pencils are an awesome halfway point between traditional colored pencils and good old No.2 graphite pencils. I use them in just about every stage of my process — they're my absolute favorite for sketching, and carry most of the lineart in my finished work. They have a hard, smooth lead that's great for precise detail work and the soft shading you'd normally only get with graphite. They come (came?) in a limited but workable range of colors, and don't have the waxy feel of most colored pencils, which means they layer nicely with other media and blend seamlessly with ink, watercolor, and gouache.   Naturally, a pencil this good can't be…

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