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Welcome To My Worlds: The Art Of Rob Alexander (book review)

January 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Welcome To My Worlds: The Art Of Rob Alexander  (book review)

Amongst the artists I came across while reading ‘Science Fiction And Fantasy Artists Of The Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary’ by Jane Frank was Rob Alexander. Defunct publisher Paper Tiger was a steady source of artbooks and one that I missed, especially as their books had page to page paintings with little wasted space. Rob […]

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Science Fiction And Fantasy Artists Of The Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary by Jane Frank (book review)

January 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Science Fiction And Fantasy Artists Of The Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary by Jane Frank   (book review)

Oddly, there are very few really expensive first-hand books about Science Fiction. I’ve resisted ‘Keep Watching The Skies’, even if both volumes are on McFarland/Eurospan’s list although the length of time reading is a consideration in case my helpful Eurospan publicist is thinking why I haven’t asked about them yet. The same also applies to […]

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The Art Of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by John Kushins (book review)

January 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by John Kushins    (book review)

**This review contains spoilers for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’. If you haven’t seen the film yet, I suggest you go watch it and then read this review!** As ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ continues to generate millions of dollars of revenue at the box office, this is a great time to take […]

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1500 Color Mixing Recipes For Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor by William F. Powell (book review)

December 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
1500 Color Mixing Recipes For Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor by William F. Powell  (book review)

One advantage any artist has is an eye for colour and seeing some tones non-artists can miss. They see a blue sky, we see it getting darker at the horizon for instance. It makes life easier to know what you’re after to create the colour on canvas. After years of being identify colours by tube […]

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How To Draw Fallen Angels by Mike Butkus and Michelle Prather (art book review)

December 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
How To Draw Fallen Angels by Mike Butkus and Michelle Prather   (art book review)

Looking at the title, ‘How To Draw Fallen Angels’, the word ‘Fallen’ doesn’t really sink in that this book, text by Michelle Prather and art by Mike Butkus, is about some of the residents of Hell. As Prather reveals, even those from Heaven aren’t particularly nice neither and both sides appear in different countries over […]

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The Art Of Drawing Dragons by Michael Dobrzychi (book review).

December 20, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
The Art Of Drawing Dragons by Michael Dobrzychi (book review).

I should point out that only about half of the book, ‘The Art Of Drawing Dragons’ by Michael Dobrzychi, is devoted to an assortment of dragons, the rest is to assorted fantasy creatures as mentioned in the small print sub-title on the cover. Like all the Walter Foster imprint books, you get a detailing of […]

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The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Eddie Campbell (book review)

November 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Eddie Campbell  (book review)

‘The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains’ is an illustrated novelette set in the Isle of Skye written by Neil Gaiman. The story follows the journey of a dwarf who hires a guide, Calum MacInnes, to take him to the cave in the black mountains. The cave itself contains golden treasure but the […]

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Illustrators # 16 (magazine review).

November 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 16 (magazine review).

Although I could probably think of a couple better choices of covers from the contents for Illustrators # 16, I can’t recall seeing this montage of Superman illustrations by Neal Adams before. According to the Peter Stone written text inside, Adams has them pinned on a wall in his studio when interviewed and, although no […]

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How To Draw Sci-Fi Utopias And Dystopias by Prentis Rollins (book review).

November 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
How To Draw Sci-Fi Utopias And Dystopias by Prentis Rollins (book review).

Looking around to see whether our own genre is covered in the various ‘How To-’ artbooks out there, I came across comicbook artist Prentis Rollins’ book, ‘How To Draw Sci-Fi Utopias And Dystopias’. The sub-title points out that this divides into humans, aliens, robots, vehicles and cities so you get a bit of everything. Like […]

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1000 Incredible Costume & Cosplay Ideas by Yaya Han, Allison DeBlasio & Joey Marsocci (book review).

November 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
1000 Incredible Costume & Cosplay Ideas by Yaya Han, Allison DeBlasio & Joey Marsocci (book review).

OK, so I’ve given you some of the tools of the trade to design your own costumes for cos play. With ‘1000 Incredible Costume & Cosplay Ideas’ by Yaya Hen, Allison DeBlasio & Joey Marsocci, you get the opportunity to see the variety of people dressed in such wares, some of which they also created. […]

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