Illustration

This blog represents the work and thoughts of Howard Lyon, Artist and Illustrator

Dungeon Cover - Venca

Here is a cover I did a while back that I haven't put on my site yet.  It was for Dungeon Magazine.  When painting something that doesn't exist, it helps to construct something that you can light and use as reference to at least have a basis in reality.  So, below the image of the cover is a shot of a little maquette that I made along with some rough steps I put in to give me a better place to start the painting.  James Gurney is a wonderful source of inspiration for such things, I hight recommend his book Imaginative Realism.

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and here is the shot of the maquette:

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