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EDITOR’S LETTER WHAT’S INSIDE

Welcome to issue 08 of GRAPHITE! 04 | “I just draw”


This issue marks the completion of The dark works of award-winning illustrator Allen Williams
our second full “year” as a quarterly
publication, and we hope you’re enjoying 10 | Pastel portraiture
the ride, whether you’re a recent subscriber Portraits in hard and soft pastel with Ashly Lovett
or have been with us from the beginning.
20 | Rad!
As always, we have brought together An interview with Anand Radhakrishnan
articles and artwork by a range of unique
and talented creators from around the 30 | Social sketching
globe and across many different fields of Life drawing methods with Anand Radhakrishnan
art. We are delighted to feature the artwork
of Allen Williams on the cover of this issue, 42 | Hunted
with more inside from this master of the A narrative illustration project with Amber Ma
macabre. You will also find contributions
by brilliant artists such as Anand 50 | The Gallery
Radhakrishnan, Nikolay Georgiev, Ashly A selection of inspiring drawings
Lovett, Ulksy, and many more besides,
covering subjects ranging from mechs and 60 | Amphibian dragon
dragons to life drawing sessions. Creature design in graphite with Ulksy

We are full of exciting ideas to continue 72 | Kuala Lumpur in color


improving and developing GRAPHITE, and Urban sketching in watercolor and ink with Jason Chan P. L.
can’t wait to jump feet first into the next
year of it. We hope you join us again soon! 82 | The Draftsman
An interview with João David Fernandes
Marisa Lewis
Editor 90 | Mark-making mechs
Sketching and concept design with Nikolay Georgiev

08
The dark works of award-winning illustrator Allen Williams

Above “This doesn’t


Occultation
18" × 36" graphite
mean that I find
and oil on board stereotypically
Right
beautiful works
Hiraeth to be invalid...
just one side
11" × 14" powdered
graphite, pencil, and oil
on Ampersand claybord of the story”
Portraits in hard and soft pastel with Ashly Lovett
An interview with Anand Radhakrishnan

A double-page
spread from my next
graphic novel Radio
Apocalypse with writer
Ram V (ram-v.com)
Life drawing methods with Anand Radhakrishnan
HUNTED
A narrative illustration project with Amber Ma | Story by Adam J. Smith

“Across the snow she followed the distinctive footprints of the

creature. They trailed into the treeline, and with each crunching

step, and with her breath billowing and her knuckles tensed to

white, the further she pulled on the bowstring. The footprints

disappeared into the woods; two large steps and then nothing.

She cocked her head, listening. Snow, sifted by the tree, fell with a

whisper around her. She looked up. The creature had been waiting.”
Cloud of Fish
© Lobón Leal
Ink and watercolor

THE
GALLERY
Featured artists:
Lobón Leal
Alexandra Fastovets
José Luis Ágreda
Dejvid Knežević
Conor Nolan
Raluca Fratean
Margaux Kindhauser
Amphibian
dragon
Creature design in graphite with Ulksy
Urban sketching in watercolor and ink with Jason Chan P. L.
A conflict between tribal
children and a distressed
creature, drawn in pencil

An interview with João David Fernandes


Sketching and concept design with Nikolay Georgiev
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