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1:54 AM, Wednesday March 29th 2023

This is awesome, looks straight out of a novel! It reminds me of the pen and ink drawings they did for DnD before they started doing oil paintings.

3:19 AM, Wednesday March 29th 2023

Thanks. It's funny that you mentioned the old DnD illustrations because I recently started feeling like my drawings remind me of those long off days.

1:34 PM, Wednesday March 29th 2023

If you haven't seen it already, I highly recommend checking out the documentary Eye of the Beholder,The Art of Dungeons and Dragons. It's on amazon prime I think, and of course a bay of pirates. They interview some legends that did the drawings for the old DnD books and dragon magazine, Jeff Easely, Larry Elmore, Keith Parkinson's son, it's incredibly inspiring. It's what inspired me to actually go out and try taking art seriously. While they discuss the old pen and ink drawings in depth, the documentary is moreso about oil paintings than anything else, but still a fun watch!

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The Art of Brom

The Art of Brom

Here we're getting into the subjective - Gerald Brom is one of my favourite artists (and a pretty fantastic novelist!). That said, if I recommended art books just for the beautiful images contained therein, my list of recommendations would be miles long.

The reason this book is close to my heart is because of its introduction, where Brom goes explains in detail just how he went from being an army brat to one of the most highly respected dark fantasy artists in the world today. I believe that one's work is flavoured by their life's experiences, and discovering the roots from which other artists hail can help give one perspective on their own beginnings, and perhaps their eventual destination as well.

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