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Hey All,
I've made a blog to connect interested parties with information about the Dragon Warriors rpg. Check it out at: axbridge.blogspot.com/

I done made a video for my new book, which comes out November 1st!

 Alternatively you could click this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAnrnx9k7Og

Here's some Amazon links to the book!:

UK chums: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fantasy-Art-Beginners-STEP-STEP/dp/160061342X

US chums: http://www.amazon.com/Fantasy-Art-Beginners-Jon-Hodgson/dp/160061342X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1255595696&sr=8-1-fkmr0

Canadian chums: http://www.amazon.ca/Fantasy-Art-Beginners-Jon-Hodgson/dp/160061342X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255595724&sr=8-1-spell
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On the First of November my book on creating fantasy art for beginners hits the streets, published by IMPACT! books. It is full of non threatening, easy to follow ways to draw and paint your favourite fantasy fings! The first half is gently introduced theory, aimed at absolute beginners, and then the second half is a series of step by step walkthroughs of 6 paintings of favourite fantasy subjects. All in an easily approachable art style for beginners. Rather than me just letting rip at it in my usual manner...

Here's some Amazon links!:
UK chums: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fantasy-Art-Beginners-STEP-STEP/dp/160061342X

US chums: http://www.amazon.com/Fantasy-Art-Beginners-Jon-Hodgson/dp/160061342X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1255595696&sr=8-1-fkmr0

Canadian chums: http://www.amazon.ca/Fantasy-Art-Beginners-Jon-Hodgson/dp/160061342X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255595724&sr=8-1-spell

A new personal work finished today.
I just put in an order for ten of these as 120cm x 40cm prints. Only 10 will be available in a signed and numbered edition. One has already found a buyer. £50 including postage and packaging.


Very well observed ponderings on illustration:

I'd like to credit the person who showed me this, but it was a secret person in a secret place! How exciting! Shhhhhh!

Edit: Oh! I was also messing around with stencils in ArtRage late last night. Extremely powerful feature which I highly reccomend. Under it's slightly wild and yet modest exterior ArtRage is a cheeky little powerhouse.

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Hey All. Two covers for Cubicle 7 Entertainment!
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Those crazy Scottish dudes over at Scotch Corner are running a contest where you can win one of my poster prints.  Go see: http://scotchcorner.blogspot.com/2009/08/august-competition-dragon-rein-by-jon.html 
Hey LJ, remember me?

What a busy old time its been! A truly incredible personal roller coaster over the last week or so. All sorted now, with happy results. Yay!

I've let this blog grow increasingly fallow, and have pondered closing it down, but pish and fie on that. If my faithful followers can stand a slower posting rate then I see no reason to burn my LJ bridge.

Recent work:
Next cover for Dragon Warriors:

The palette for this one was a bloody civil war, but was mostly resolved to the good.

In other news I'm on twitter now as jonnyhodgsonart . I'm sorry. ;)

The Ninja Mountain Podcast (http://ninjamountain.blogspot.com/) continues to enjoy unexpected success.  Its a big workload every week for whoever's editing it - usually the stalwart Patrick McEvoy, but occasionally I fill in, as I have done last week and will be doing this week.  Go check it out. Loads of solid gold information for aspiring freelancers, and validation for our peers in this crazy pursuit.

I've joined the team of a new artblog over at Scotch Corner.  Most comic artists, but me and Andy Hepworth are holding up the illustrator's end: http://scotchcorner.blogspot.com/  I make my posts every monday. This week I've put up some Sketchup shots.


Right, back to it. Work continues a pace, as ever.  I'm feeling very thankful for that of late. I'm a very lucky chap.

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