When Your Hero Approves Your Work!
A moment I’ll never forget.
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As a youth I spent hours in bookshops, looking for scifi and fantasy art on book covers. I’d find a few I liked, buy them and when I got home, I’d study the art and try to learn how to do it. I dreamed about doing that kind of art for a living.
Jim Burns, Todd Lockwood, Peter A. Jones, Chris Foss, Chris Achilleos, Frank Frazetta, Boris and Julie Bell, Bruce Pennington and Peter Elson (to name but a few) were major influences. In the past few years, I’ve even been lucky enough to get to know a few of these people.
Even more amazing I actually now get paid to do work in that genre. I produce a lot of Sci fi images for the Great and Prolific Author Richard Tongue. In fact, I’ve done more than twenty illustrations for him to date, and they just get more challenging every time.
Always pursue your dreams. It’s worth it.
Here are a few of the more recent covers I’ve done for Richard:
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