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Things I Learned From Creating 122 Paintings in 11 Months


Gregory Manchess

In front of The Wall, the day I finished. The project I’ve spent the better part of seven years conceiving is finally finished. From the first thumbnail sketch to the weekend before this past Thanksgiving, Above the Timberline has consumed nearly every extra moment of my free time and invaded my actual work time to both overwhelm and inspire me to produce my vision of a future world. From the beginning, I was warned by…

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Queen Lucifera


Justin Gerard

October 4, 2022 - "Queen Lucifera in the House of Pride" from Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene Today I am happy to share a new illustration I did for a book version of The Faerie Queene. It was first drawn on Strathmore Bristol and then colorized in Photoshop. In this post I will talk about some of the development that went into it.   Drawing (Traditional Pencil on Smooth Bristol Paper)   Digital Color comp (Photoshop) I did not have a tremendous amount of reference for this scene. The original drawing was made purely from imagination. The client had never picked it out as a scene that needed a color version, so I did not bother with models or photo-shoots or exhaustive reference gathering. Later on, this image was chosen by Patrons in a poll to be one that…

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