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Billy Norrby: Painting Demonstration
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From the moment that Justin Gerard first learned that the crayons were meant for coloring and not for eating, he has been drawing.
He began painting later in life after he found a Step-by-Step Graphics guide on Peter de Sève. Armed with this and inspiration from the works of Arthur Rackham and the Golden Age illustrators he began creating narrative-driven images to inspire himself and others.
Justin has a special love for the Golden Age illustrators. He has made a long and detailed study of their brains in an effort to distill their collective genius into a drink, which he might sell for millions.
While Justin has always derived a great deal of inspiration from nature and human history, his favorite source of inspiration is story. The works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis have remained constant sources of inspiration for him throughout his career.
Justin gave up a life of gambling, piracy and horse-thieving in 2013 to marry Annie Stegg.