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Photoshop book cover illustration

The story is always the foundation of Todd's artwork

The truth is, I have no set way of working. What I do can be at odds with what I teach when it comes to how to draw. The final image is always in the forefront of my mind however, and the image always begins with the narrative. In this case the client has a solid idea of what he wants to see.

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Todd Lockwood lives on the west side of Washington State with his wife Rita and his cat Paikea, in the wondrous shadows of majestic mountains and giant trees.