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3D Modeling and Book and Magazine Cover Art

Over the last couple of years, I’ve shifted from the (digital) painting of figures for book and magazine illustrations to employing 3D models in-house which I then use as references for painting the book cover figure. The big plus of the 3D modeling is that I don’t have to start over should a client say, […]

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The Lost Predictions of “NostraDuncan”

The last ten years have seen a major shift in our business from creating illustrations for larger publishers toward clients who are self-publishing authors or small presses. And ebook covers have become a large part of that work (though generally these are generated from the print version of the covers we create). One of the […]

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A Beautiful Surprise Via FedEx

I received an amazing surprise via FedEx yesterday. A package from Unicorn Castle Books. I’ve been working on a cover for a supernatural novel (a novel based on actual events, interestingly enough) HIM by Kerry D. King. And the surprise in the packing container was a giant “blow up” of the book cover. Well, it […]

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Sometimes the Medium Is Not the Message

There was a time when I drew my black and white artwork with pen and ink, working over pencil sketches that then were erased after the ink had dried. It was intensive, back-breaking work that often took all day just to produce two or three drawings. And in my youth I played with oil paints […]

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When Less Is More

One of the pictures (which I posted for Halloween in the previous blog entry) caught the eye of designer David Grasekamp who asked to use it as “Mephisto” in newsletter advertising an upcoming lecture/exhibition about form in art — and which would include a showing of the 1926 German movie “Faust – Eine deutsche Volkssage.” […]

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The Last Painting of 2010

Well, 2011 is here. Time to start dating checks by the wrong year once again. And hope the family doctor doesn’t try the Alzheimer’s trick question, “Mr. Long, what year do you think it is?” As those who follow this blog know, I often create digital paintings strictly for my own fun and entertainment. So […]

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Real Paintings or Digital?

While I have tended to plaster information about my painting techniques throughout my web site, every once in a while someone sill writes to ask if I actually paint my pictures with oils or acrylics or if they are digital paintings (which is fine – sifting through the website for one single answer is likely […]

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Book Cover Painting Without a Home

“Spiritual Matters” is a for-fun digital painting that hopefully will one day find a home on a book as a cover illustration. ===================== Duncan Long is a freelance book cover illustrator for HarperCollins, PS Publishing, Pocket Books, Solomon Press, Fort Ross, and many other publishers and self-publishing authors. See his cover illustrations at: http://DuncanLong.com/art.html =====================

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