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State of Illustration Report


Lauren Panepinto

Popping up from a mess of deadlines to share that The State of Illustration report is out, and it's very informative. It's a survey of mostly Hire and Illustrator artists (many of which are from this community) and organized into a nice pay-what-you-wish PDF download here. It's full of great info, which I don't want to reproduce too much here because it's a labor of love and you should toss some money in the tip…

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The Land of Eem


Justin Gerard

April 20, 2021 - Today I have a bit of a process tour from a recent cover illustration for the Land of Eem RPG, from the Rickety Stitch series.  The illustration was painted in traditional watercolor and digital and is for the cover of their RPG rulebook.  The original character designs were made by Ben Costa, the illustrator for the Rickety Stitch series. Working from another artist's designs always presents interesting challenges, as you try to abide by established character designs, but also make the image your own.  In this case I sent in several iterations of the image design to make sure I wasn't straying too far off model for the characters. After we wrangled the design into something that fit into the cover format, I dove into a traditional watercolor painting on hot press watercolor paper.  …

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