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The Studio Blogzine - June 2020

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Heroes & Villains Volume 1.

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Heroes & Villains Volume 1.

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Cover printed. Binding done.

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Paint-encrusted hardcover + wraparound dust jacket.

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Current project - re-envisaging Elric.
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Completed! (almost).


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He's now got two arms!


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Mid-shot . . . . .


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Lots of fun with needles and thread and guillotine!

Oh, and glue pots and binding clamps.

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"Imperial Stars".

Possibly one of the smallest detailed drawings I've ever done?.


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Imagine, if Beer were free . . . .
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Celebrating five years (at least) of bloging.

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I'm tempted.


Maybe I'll go for a ride tonight . . . . .


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Caer Caradoc.


This morning's view of Caratacus's hill fort.

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Not quite.


"Covid lock down" gave us the opportunity to take a walk in a direction we don't normally go.

Always wondered what it would be like to cross this very small crossing point other side of town.

With many trains cancelled, crossing was more than safe!

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Peter Andrew Jones illustrated the covers of four of the author's books: The Birthgrave (1975), Volkhavaar (1997), Shadowfire (1978) and Quest for the White Witch (1978). What best illustrates and combines all of Lee's themes and all the worlds PAJ has ever traversed is certainly The Birthgrave, with the spacecraft representing the speculative fiction to which Lee has so devoted his work, the femme fatale hybrid fairy lady who oozes eroticism and the giant skeleton skull, whose helmet is reminiscent of war and horror themes, all amid funeral pyres beneath the stellar sky. If there was someone creative enough to unite worlds so far apart in one of the most beautiful ensembles in full harmony, the PAJ-Lee partnership makes the whole union seem almost ... epiphanic!

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Some major subjects of Lee's writing were English, History, and Religion.
After experiencing numerous rejections of her works, her career took off with the 1975 acceptance of her adult fantasy epic The Birthgrave, which allowed Lee to be a full-time writer and quit her sideline jobs. During the 1990s, his books met with a new rejection. However, Internet sales have managed to revive her texts.

Her writing style blended descriptive poetic prose into mythical stories of distant worlds, considered strange, exuberant, vibrant, exotic, erotic, rich, elegant, perverse, and darkly handsome for expert criticism, which is not always easy for the reader, for leaves unanswered questions.
Lee's themes were also very varied: nonconformist interpretations of fairy tales, vampire stories, myths and fantasy genres, feminism, sexuality, homosexuality, Gothic science fiction, loneliness, fear, self-destruction, creativity, homophobia, racism, sexism, love, loss, revenge, eroticism, despair, isolation, social pressure, death and renewal.

In her spare time, she watched Nature and History channels on television, being a big fan of Doctor Who.

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Tanith Lee was born in London on September 19, 1947 and died at her home in East Sussex, on May 24, 2015. She was an English writer of science fiction, fantasy, horror, crime, espionage fiction, erotic theme, historical novels, radio plays and two episodes of the Blake's 7 television space opera, having published over 90 novels and 300 short stories. She has won numerous awards such as World Fantasy Society Derleth Award, World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award, Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Horror and the first woman to win the British Fantasy Award (August Derleth Award) for best novel.

She was the daughter of a poor family, victim of bullying as well, and changed addresses several times due to her parents' works. She worked as an attendant, waitress, shop assistant and assistant librarian before being a writer.

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Just enjoying the Spring sunshine.

Rehearsing lockdown lifting perhaps?

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The view towards Hazler Hill, through the Acer Tree.


I wonder if the sheep on the hill understand the marked lack of traffic and people during "Covid lockdown"?

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"Eyes of Fire"

‘I Prigionieri del Tempo’ (Prisoners of Time). I well remember Peter painting this picture and he greatly enjoyed doing it. It is unusual because it is on canvas textured panel: an occasional experiment PAJ indulged in. Edizioni E. Elle in Trieste commissioned this artwork, then author Joe Dever and Peter connected-up on the Beaver Books’ UK editions with Art Director Dennis Barker, (with whom Peter had worked for years) who worked closely with Peter to revamp UK releases of the ‘Lone Wolf’ books.

RATS! All prisoners of - or in - time, and actually villains of the piece, storming down the narrow stone steps, “eyes of fire” (Peter’s own name for the painting), teeth bared. A sconce flares to one side of the image. Both sides of the narrow stairway are lined with a favourite feature of Peter’s - a stone wall. He has a thing about walls ..... He’s carried the stone wall all along his career path and his recent work for the cover of this ‘Heroes & Villains’ book discloses yet another!

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Enwor and The Wandering Woods 
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1991 - One of the cover illustraitons for Edizioni E Elle's games books published for the Italian language market.

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The Masters of Darkness 
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A dragonbird, claws open, colourful and vibrant, licensed on one of the ‘Lone Wolf’ series of book covers, to Red Fox in 1990 in the UK , Edizioni E Elle in Italy, and Federal Publications Malaysia. Rendered in acrylic and oil on wood panel.

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Sleeping Gods Lie 
(close-up) 1987.

Created for Entertainment International for a software game cover at the end of the 1980s, the rise of the software game market rising alongside of the paperback book type of game . . . . .

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Saint Laurence Church in Church Stretton, viewed from Cunnery Road.


St Laurence's Church, a largely Norman structure, but with Saxon origins, displays a Sheela na gig above the north doorway.

Sheela na gigs are figurative carvings, architectural grotesques found all over Europe on cathedrals, castles, and other buildings.

It is believed that the sheela na gigs were first carved in France and Spain in the 11th century, eventually reaching Britain and Ireland in the 12th century and may have been used to ward off death, evil and demons.


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Caer Caradoc.


Another view of Caratacus's hill fort, this time from Rectory Field.

The Story of Rectory Wood in the 18th century >

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Rectory Wood once formed part of the grounds of the Rectory in Church Stretton. In around 1770 the Rector, the Rev. John Mainwaring, made great changes to create a designed woodland landscape garden. . . . .

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Caer Caradoc.


Another view of Caratacus's hill fort,

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The blog Ski-Ffy brings cover art from several fantasy and science fiction books. Registered since 2005 on Blogger, its first post was in 2007 and his last update so far was known in 2018.

On May 29th, 2017 its author dedicated an exclusive post to a selection of cover art by Peter Andrew Jones, which can be found at https://ski-ffy.blogspot.com/2017/05/peter-jones-sword-sorcery.html. The blogger even opens the section with a quote from Solar Wind (1980), one of the many books PAJ has published about his own art.

In addition to this post, those who access this blog may encounter other PAJ cover artworks in other posts, as the blogger has dedicated several texts to specific authors for whom PAJ has illustrated cover art.

Another great tribute to our artist made by another great art admirer.

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Caer Caradoc.


The Battle of Caer Caradoc was the final battle in Caratacus's resistance to Roman rule. Fought in 50 AD, the Romans defeated the Britons and thus secured the southern areas of the province of Britannia. Caratacus chose a battlefield in hilly country, placing the Britons on the higher ground. Though some say it was actually in Hereford.
(Wikipedia)

Yet, the battle site is not actually known for sure. The Iron Age hill fort on Caer Caradoc in Church Stretton has been connected with the battle due to its name (which translates as the fortress of Caractacus). Yet, some say Legend states that the battle was actually fought at a Celtic Camp in the Malvern Hills.

It's anybody's guess . . . .
   

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HOW NOT TO PAINT AND DRAW"
 (Like anybody else)

 (Ways to make being creative simple, straightforward, & personal)  

SIMPLE DRAWING SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES
(Final Lesson)


COMPLETION

OH, HANG ON, ONE LAST THING . . . . . !

The drawing is complete.

Or is it?

It is always useful to put it aside for a day or two, not look at it, and upon return, cast your eye over it and decide if "it'll do", a phrase I used to use  For a mere hour or so) when crashing Publisher's and Movie producer's deadlines at a ridiculous three o'clock in the morning before heading-off to deliver a piece (while catching-up on sleep in the back of my London Black Cab  driver friend's cab, John) and whilst this project is not faced with such strict restrictions or pressures, nevertheless, a lesson learned in those markets is still useful, which is, in truth, can you ever say "it's finished"?

As a creative person, you'll always ponder "if there is something more I can do" (or undo) and "do I feel comfortable letting go of it" (because you have to, at some point).

Personally, I LOVED, deadlines, because they sharpened the mind and insisted one made those last minute efforts and adjustments in a very focused manner because if not, quite simply, one would be "out of time" and then too late to do anything about it anyway.

And so, one of the reasons I keep very busy with projects is, now I am entirely self-published, it forces me to decide when a piece is "done", because if it didn't, I'd never get to enough follow-on pieces to constitute "a body of work".

Self discipline is a virtue and enables one to be "creatively productive".

Here endeth the lessons!


I hope, sincerely, you learned something of use to you.

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ADJUSTMENTS & CORRECTIONS

20). As we now move towards finalizing I have added the curved areas to the top of each wing the make it more representative of a fold in the outer top edges of the wings, and, I adjusted the imbalance between the stylised claw to the bottom left of the body and the gap to the right of it by adding an extension to the bottom part of the right hand wing.

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REFLECTION & FINESSING

20). Having now completed all the stages of the drawing thus far, it is time to step back, look, reflect, and decide if there are any adjustments or additions before I finalise the work.

As mentioned, I have decided to add a curved area to the top of each wing the make it more representative of a fold in the outer top edges of the wings, and, I am unhappy with the imbalance between the styalised claw to the bottom left of the body and the gap to the right of it.

So . . .  I will want to think on this and remedy this (for the next and final lessons).

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BALANCING (of mirrored elements)

19). Having rubbed the traced-off left wing down on to the right hand side of the drawing we now move towards completion by working to echo/repeat the main design and textural elements of the left wing.

I've also decided, caused by a fresh view of the wings presented by the traced-down wing, to add an element to the very top of the wing(s), which I think gives a better presentation of the top of the wing folding over the lower/inside area of the wings.

A wonderful thing I find (amongst others) about drawing is that as I work on one it inevitably triggers additional ideas that may be added/included.

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ON A LIGHTER NOTE."
 
The studio's Acer Tree.

 A lighter, uplifting view, in a dark time.
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TRACING-DOWN (& then working on)

18). Now we've traced-down the image, disposing of the tracing paper, we can set about finalising the entire piece by drawing the details on the right wing of the Dragon.

I've also added a curve to the top of the wing (I decided it needed it and so I will have to add that to the left wing also).

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FLIPPING (& tracing-down the image on to the drawing - continued)

17). Now, "flip" the tracing paper over, so the penciled side is face down, align the left hand elements with those already drawn at the left side of the Dragon's head. Use a ruler or some other straight edge to ensure the top of the traced wing is level with the one already drawn on the right, and, using either a very hard pencil, or, if you don't have one, a Biro will more than suffice, press hard on the tracing paper to sufficiently mark the paper with pencil lead.

This will mark out the left wing's elements ready for finalising the drawing.

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FLIPPING (& tracing-down the image on to the drawing - continued)

16). Now  comes an even more important bit!
To get a good balance between the left and right wing (unless you deliberately wish otherwise of course!) it is crucial to ensure you trace the main linear elements carefully, but, also, ensure not to miss any key small details you may later wish to ensure are easier rather than not, to include, and to echo those on the left wing.

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FLIPPING (flipping the image with tracing paper)

15). Now  comes an important bit!
To make the drawing of the second wing echo the layout, style, texturing etc of the first, the one we have been working on, we need to place tracing paper over the first wing and  trace the key elements.

If you don't have tracing paper you could use baking paper, or, if you have nothing that will suffice, you can place the drawing against a window and place another thin sheet of paper over it and let the bright light through the window show you the underlying main drawing.

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ERASING ("drawing" with eraser/rubber)

14). Did you know you can "draw" with an eraser?
Using a putty rubber (which is soft) or, wearing-down the edge of an ordinary rubber so that it is rounded, once you've applied the shading tecnnique previously shown to the edges of the body of the Dragon, and the circular tecnique to form the scales on the body, you can gently rub away some of the shading to produce a highlight, a lighter area, that sweeps across the areas drawn in the differing tecniques and adds curvature to the body.     

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"0 BLOG DO ESTUDIO"
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by Pedro Panhoca, our Brazilian game development partner >

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Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in Chicago on September 1, 1875 and died on March 19, 1950. He was a fiction writer in the adventure and science fiction genres, famous for his work “Tarzan of the Apes” and others.

He attended several local schools before leaving for Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, and then Michigan Military Academy. He became a soldier but had to be discharged due to a heart condition. After his discharge, Burroughs worked in several different jobs and married Emma Hulbert.

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At that time, he was the father of two children and spent many years earning low wages, which forced Burroughs to start writing pulp fiction. His first story was “Under the Moons of Mars”, under the pseudonym Norman Bean, which Frank Munsey published in the February to July 1912 editions of The All-Story, a text that inaugurated the Barsoom series and first published as a book in 1917 in Chicago under the title “A Princess of Mars”. While completing his series he also completed “Tarzan of the Apes” and other novels. Burroughs also wrote popular science fiction, fantasy, western stories and historical novels, many published in All-Story and The Argosy. After great success with his best sellers, in 1923 Burroughs created Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and began printing his own books until the 1930s.

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Thanks to his set of works Burroughs created about the exploration of Mars, a crater on this planet inherited his name posthumously. He was admired by such great names as Ray Bradbury, Rudyard Kipling, among others.

Peter Andrew Jones illustrated two cover art for Italian editions of Burroughs' books. They are coherent alien beings, hypnotic and hostile, showing the reader that in the exploration of Mars there can be complications for more naive adventurers. These Martians from PAJ will still appear on other occasions, as if they were teleported from one work to another using that artist's creation. A warning to the planet explorers: the fascination with the details of the complete anatomy of the aliens may be the great bait to rapture the admirer. After that only the stars can tell what happens




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STYLIZING (& control of pencil point)

13). Straightforward and important!
Now I add the scales to the main body of the Dragon, by just drawing circles/semi-eliptical elements - but, I ensure I turn the paper periodically,  as I draw the scales, so the edge of a circle is away from me not near me, this is to ensure I get a smooth and more easily controlled sweep of the pencil point as I draw the edges of the circles.       

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TEXTURING (continued)

12). Using this circular texturing method, go along the linear divisions on the bottom part of the wing, and use this to shade the divisions to give the appearance of small folds of flesh in the wing.

    Using this simple technique, you can now roam over the whole wing structure, indeed, as you will see in the next lessons, the entire creature!

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