Rich Powell Illustration Blog

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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...

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A Walk in the Woods

Sometimes I’ll submit something to MAD out of the blue. You never know what the reaction will be and it’s always a crap-shoot. This one had a good shot, I figured. While it tickled...

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Amaze Your Friends!

…AND SAVE YOURSELF A CRAPLOAD OF WORK!…”what?”  You say? Here’s how: Create a font to replace your hand-inked font that takes forever to do! I’ve always lettered my cartoon work with a unique hand-drawn...