Author Topic: Paperback Artstyle For D&D and Video Game Projects  (Read 169 times)

jthorenz

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Hope this is right place for this,

I am a Scifi fantasy Illustrator, wanted to share my newest style test with you all. I love how much character paperback covers from back in the day used to have. So I am trying to market this hoping somebody feels the same way I do would hire me for a project. You can check out the example pieces at my website https://www.jthorenzart.com/vintage-1


let me know what you think. If you know for somebody who would be interested I would love to hear   :rockon:



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Reply #1 on: July 27, 2020, 05:40:08 AM
Having been reading SciFi since my teens, I've always had a soft spot for a lot of the old paperback cover artwork; there have been some real classics, although to be honest, I never really paid a lot of attention to the artists themselves.

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Reply #2 on: July 27, 2020, 08:12:28 AM
I'm with Bob, I love the old SciFi book covers. I spent many years in my teens in used book stores admiring (and buying) them.

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Reply #3 on: July 27, 2020, 08:29:12 AM
I spent many years in my teens in used book stores admiring (and buying) them.

Those were whiskey labels. You were in the liquor store.

Being able to Google shit better than your clients is a legit career skill.


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Reply #4 on: July 27, 2020, 09:09:11 AM
Sometimes the lines blur:



Then again, that's also probably the whiskey.  :D

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Reply #5 on: July 27, 2020, 12:04:11 PM
Haha, the lines do sometimes blur.

Having been reading SciFi since my teens, I've always had a soft spot for a lot of the old paperback cover artwork; there have been some real classics, although to be honest, I never really paid a lot of attention to the artists themselves.

Yeah I was the same, I more recently started to go back and look at the illustrators. one of my painting professors always made us, so its become a force of habbit ever since.

to name a few
Jeffery Catherine Jones

Richard Corben

Bruce Pennington




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Reply #6 on: July 27, 2020, 12:15:08 PM
I had that edition of DUNE  :bigthumb:

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Reply #7 on: July 27, 2020, 12:54:27 PM
go check out Henry Vogel's twitter feed, where he had a "SciFi Daily" feature running for months with a lot of different classic book/magazine covers

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Reply #8 on: July 27, 2020, 01:34:42 PM
I remember an edition of Robert Heinlein's 'Glory Road' that had a particularly striking cover.

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Reply #9 on: July 27, 2020, 01:40:23 PM
If you search for classic Sci Fi book art on Google Images you get countless results. The one thing I wish I could find is somewhere to see just the art without the text and other stuff on the cover like this (from one of my favorite authors):


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Reply #10 on: July 27, 2020, 02:34:28 PM
Simak wrote some great books  :bigthumb:

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Reply #11 on: July 27, 2020, 09:46:39 PM
If you search for classic Sci Fi book art on Google Images you get countless results. The one thing I wish I could find is somewhere to see just the art without the text and other stuff on the cover like this (from one of my favorite authors):

wow! you just gave me a new fantasy artist to fall in love with haha.


Hes got so many great pieces. If your interested in finding more images without the text you may want to check out this book. It seems to have what your looking for by the example given in the preview https://www.amazon.com/Frank-Kelly-Freas-Science-Fiction/dp/091544237X