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Having trouble coming up with something to draw? No worries - while you'll eventually learn how to start from a tiny seed of a thought and gradually nurture it into a complex concept to explore through design and illustration, it's perfectly fine not to be there just yet.

For now though, here's an idea that might interest you.

Family Life

Sure, you've got your noble heroes, and your dastardly villains... but they can't be like that all the time. It would be exhausting!

Pick a traditionally grandiose character - either of a species associated with "the bad guys" or a major villain themselves, or something known to be holier-than-thou and morally unblemished - and show us a bit about their home life. Their family, their loved ones. How do they behave when they're most vulnerable?

Bonus points for making us laugh!

Disclaimer: There are no bonus points. I ate them all.

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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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