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GErard Thomas Illustration - Inspiration: John Harris

Inspiration: John Harris

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you like thinking about things far beyond our own mortal concerns, and you like science fiction art, this is a short film well worth your watching.

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GErard thomas Illustration XP-Pen Star g640 review

XP-Pen Star G640 tablet review

Reading Time: 4 minutes I needed something to save my thumb and XP-Pen’s Star G640 came to the rescue.

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Clip Paint Studio - A real paper replacement?

Clip Studio Paint – a true replacement for pen and paper?

Reading Time: 5 minutes As much as I like pen and paper, having endless sketchbooks or loose sheets pile up, or worse, inadvertently end up in the bin, was a pain.

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Colin Wilson – More than black and white

Reading Time: 4 minutes A strong use of negative space with an almost sketchy, yet controlled line work, Wilson’s panels are dynamic pieces of art.

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Remembering Peter Elson

Reading Time: 3 minutes There is no doubt, other than Foss, Peter Elson was a powerhouse of the heyday of science fiction illustration and books with his covers always got my attention.

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Gerard Thomas Illustration - World War II Infographics review

An Infographic Tour de Force

Reading Time: 3 minutes Unlike most books on the subject, which are either pictorial or voluminous in nature, World War II Infographics takes the interesting approach of interpreting the mountains of statistical data compiled after the war

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The Iliad & The Odyssey by Gillian Cross

Reading Time: 3 minutes Homer: The Iliad & The Odyssey, as presented by Cross and Packer can not be recommended enough

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Bang Bang - conflict in art

Bang Bang

Reading Time: 2 minutes Conflict is at the core of so much the entertainment we consume, from print through to games. In many ways though, it can often be the ‘lazy’ option.

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Masamune Shirow aka Masanori Ota

Reading Time: 8 minutes I was hooked instantly – hard not to be, as what it held in its pages was so far beyond what I had seen elsewhere; partly because Manga was a fully matured and accepted form of publishing in Japan.

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Terran Trade Authority

Reading Time: 6 minutes But what’s best about these books? What would make me track them down, and pay a premium, so many years later?

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