Rich Powell Illustration Blog

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Powell’s Patented Nifty Nib Cleaner

I was getting tired of trying to get my nibs cleaned thoroughly without having to get up from the drawing table and stop the ol’ workflow dead in its tracks.These new waterproof inks are...

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More Ink than you’d Think

Lately, I’ve had a couple of folks inquire about how I work. What do I do digitally, what do I do analog, what am I smoking… you get my drift. The simple answer is...

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Blues So Bad: Penciling

Ask Sam Viviano and he’ll tell you I’m a one-trick-pony. All I draw are bluesmen. Well, he’s partly right, there’s a guitar playing blues character that I love to draw and I’ve done finished...

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Home Invasion

If you’re a client of mine and you’re wondering where the heck I’ve disappeared to, let me apologize. After returning from Washington it was time to allow UNC-TV (North Carolina Public TV) into the...

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Through the Wayback Machine!

A friend asked to see some old artwork I’d done for Playboy.com years and years ago and I couldn’t find it anywhere! So…I went to the internet archive’s Wayback Machine! Good lord, I had...

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Tatuesday

I spent Tuesday afternoon finalizing a tattoo for a friend. He requested Mjolnir, the Hammer of Thor, (made by the dwarven brothers Sindri and Brokkr) being lifted by the Ravens, Huginn and Muninn. Huginn represents Thought...