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Where it all begins…


Julian Totino Tedesco

Working on the sketches is definitely one of my favorites steps in the creation of a cover. It's also, I believe, the most important. As I love seeing other artists doodles and sketches, I thought of sharing some of mine, in the hope that others would enjoy it too. Plus, it's a nice excuse to show some of those sketches that weren't picked up and couldn't see the light. To me, it all starts with…

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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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