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Mechanika: Creating The Art Of Science Fiction With Doug Chiang (book review).

February 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mechanika: Creating The Art Of Science Fiction With Doug Chiang (book review).

I should point out from the start that this book, ‘Mechanika: Creating The Art Of Science Fiction With Doug Chiang’, is the 2008 edition and that there is a revised edition available since then. Doug Chiang has worked on two of the ‘Star Wars’ prequels and a lot of other films, winning awards along the […]

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Fantastic Art edited by David Larkin (art book review).

January 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Fantastic Art edited by David Larkin (art book review).

Never let it be said that I don’t review contemporary artbooks. Although granted, this one was released in 1973. Even more remarkable, is the first half of the book is devoted to the fantasy art from artists over two centuries ago. The latter half is of more modern artists but as you check the dates […]

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Dali’s World by Montse Aguer (book review).

January 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Dali’s World by Montse Aguer (book review).

Just looking at the cover of Montse Aguer’s book, ‘Dali’s World’, and you know you’re in for a treat. The book feels luxurious with thick glossy pages to match Salvador Dali’s art which is truly fantastic and bizarre. However, his early work shown here, shows he knew how to draw and paint well before going […]

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Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist by Nancy Goldstein (book review).

January 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist by Nancy Goldstein (book review).

When I realised that Nancy Goldstein’s book ‘Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist’ was in Eurospan’s catalogue, a request brought the book to my doorstep. This is a good reminder that if you’re after first hand books from any of the University presses and live in the UK, make Eurospan your first port […]

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The Art Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Phil Szostak, foreword by Rian Johnson (book review).

January 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Phil Szostak, foreword by Rian Johnson (book review).

Please note, there are mild spoilers below for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, you have been warned! As the dust (salt?) settles on the latest ‘Star Wars’ release ‘The Last Jedi’, this is a great time to pick up Abrams’ latest concept art and design collection focusing on Rian Johnson’s masterpiece. ‘The Art Of Star […]

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The Magic Of Drawing by Cliff Wright (book review).

January 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Magic Of Drawing by Cliff Wright (book review).

In my Internet scans around certain subjects looking for things of interest, I came across ‘The Magic Of Drawing’ by Cliff Wright at a tenth of its original retail price. Added it to my pile and only now got around to look at it after my original scan and liking the art. It’s only when […]

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Terry Pratchett’s Discworld: Imaginarium by Paul Kidby (book review).

December 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Terry Pratchett’s Discworld: Imaginarium by Paul Kidby (book review).

Few fantasy novelists are as easily associated with their cover art as Terry Pratchett, through the 1980s and 90s with Josh Kirby and, thereafter, with Paul Kidby. Of course, they both had completely different styles and, inevitably, the younger artist went back to Pratchett’s earlier works and created his own illustrations for them. So what […]

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Creative Block by Danielle Krysa (book review).

December 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Creative Block by Danielle Krysa (book review).

One thing I rarely ever have is creative block. I might not have time to do everything I want to in a given time but I was curious to see what Danielle Krysa had to say on the subject in this book called ‘Creative Block’. In her introduction, she explains that she interviewed 50 trained […]

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Fashion Illustration: Inspiration And Technique by Anna Kiper (book review).

December 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fashion Illustration: Inspiration And Technique by Anna Kiper (book review).

When I can fit them in, I try to fit in some art technique books. As I’m focusing on improving how I draw clothes, it’s inevitable I will look at artbooks that focus on fashion and picked this one up in the summer, flicked the pages and was immensely impressed with Anna Kiper’s art technique […]

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The Kitchen Art Studio (Learning To See book 5) by Peter Jenny (book review)

December 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Kitchen Art Studio (Learning To See book 5) by Peter Jenny  (book review)

I did have to wonder about the title of the fifth book in the ‘Learning To See’ books, ‘The Kitchen Art Studio’ as to what it was about. It’s not exactly about cooking but seeing the odd shapes of vegetables and other things in your kitchen as artistic shapes. Although I can cook, unlike Peter […]

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