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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Some Sketches for You

The new sketchbooks are shipping out right now! This past weekend (after some time to recover from a phenomenal time at Spectrum Live in Kansas City) I took some time and did some drawings in the first 30 orders.

The topics for these sketches ranged from men in strange hats...

 to ancient dragons...

to orcs with limited table manners...

To crocodiles who mean well...

And even into reliquaries of great power...

And finally, (as always) to princesses.  

Thank you guys for the support and the renewed interest in these. I love working on them and I'm looking forward to getting started on the 2013 one soon. We will be doing something a little different and a little bigger for 2013.  Stay Tuned...


To see sketches from previous sketchbook releases check out:

2011 Sketchbook Sketches Post

2012 Sketchbook Sketches Post

To order one check them out at:


  1. i have just bought the three books, i hope to be a lucky one, and get some extra sketches on it! :D i love your work!
    Cheers from spain!

  2. Glad to hear they're shipping out, and excited to await their arrival. Thanks for reprinting these!

  3. I just found your blog and fell in love with your art. Will buy everything

  4. I am definately looking forward to the 2013 book!

  5. Some Sketches ... But no for me ... The truth is that I expected at least one of them. :`(
    What a unlucky...

    The journey has been hard for my package as it has come a bit wrinkled, and yes, This Affected the 3 books inside the package, not a lot, just for a bit ...but sincerely, i expected other thing after paying 70$... i feel a bit disappointed... Yesterday i was sure that i would bought the 2013 recopilatory, but now... im not as sure as yesterday...

    1. Hi Paco, please send me a photo of the damaged books and I will replace them! Sorry for the let down!

  6. Sketchbooks came, and they are most awesome! I also asked this in the feedback I left on Etsy, but I'm not sure if there's even a way to reply to that. It seems like the quotes/narrative in The Silver Age are snippets from a larger, more complete story. Is that the case? And if so, is there somewhere I could read the whole thing? It seems like a very intriguing, and amazing story. Either way, I'm very pleased with my purchases.

  7. Just ordered one! Hopefully it doesn't take forever to arrive in Finland :) I've been a fan of yours since I saw some sketching tutorials in ImagineFX. The sketchbooks look very inspiring. Keep up the good work! ;)

  8. Dear Justin, your dragon sketches are just...amazing. Just amazing! Ordered your latest sketchbook, last night - looking forward to paging through it. Oh, yes and two prints - Glorfindel and the Balrog and Glaurung. So looking forward to receiving them!