CONAN OF CIMMERIA
BY GARY GIANNI
There are those who think finished art flows from the fingers of illustrators like wine at a wedding feast, but in truth, most good illustrators require a lot of preliminary work that is tossed aside at the end of the day. It's a shame, because there can be an intrinsic beauty and energy to those drawings, lost in heavily-labored finish.
What you'll find here is a sample of the makings of Conan of Cimmeria: Volume Two which will soon be published by Wandering Star as an illustrated limited edition book. A lot of the drawings presented here were never intended to be seen - some are merely rough ideas on paper - and I hope they will shed some light on the question asked oh so often: "How did you do that?"
If you can come up with a satisfactory answer, please write a book about it - and put me down for 10 copies!