Category Archives: Illustration Techniques

Not So Happy Presidents

Here is a postcard I sent out as a marketing card years ago. But there are always new readers here so maybe you haven’t seen it before. Happy P Day!     See more of my work at Mark Fearing.com.

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Something strange in the sky

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Not the right barbarians

Once a book is finished all my digital art files – get filed. I archive them and usually throw out all of the older drawings and roughs. With Great, Now We’ve Got Barbarians I had about 50GB of files. Which is … Continue reading

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Revisions

Revisions. It’s been said here before and I’ll say it again in the future that revisions are a big part of your job if you are working in the commercial arts. There is an illusion that while working on a book you … Continue reading

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No art there yet…

I just saw this listing for Giant Pants on Amazon, a picture book to be released in October of 2017. No art there yet, but I know a great deal about this book. I wrote the first draft almost 10 years … Continue reading

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Calamity!

Between spelling errors and some odd-blogness, this post is being reposted! As I have discussed on this blog – I am a tea drinker. Worked at a tea import shop in college and it stuck with me. But I am not … Continue reading

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All that old stuff…

The bookshelves in my house are not filled only with old paperbacks but also old magazines. This 1943 Newsweek (kids will soon be asking: what’s a magazine?) is filled with plenty of war time stories and ads from companies who are making … Continue reading

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