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

Dragon Cover - Venca

Cover painting for Dragon Magazine.  Always fun to paint the big bad guys.  I followed the methodology outlined in Imaginative Realism by James Guney, building a little clay model for the red demon, and I used little wood blocks to build out a quick model of the background.  It helped to get some shadow and structure information that would have been hard to create otherwise.  It is a fun process and the time that it takes to build the models is offset by a faster painting time.

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