RSSCategory: Illustration

Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis (book review).

November 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis (book review).

You might have noticed in previous reviews, that I’m not only a fan of Andrew Loomis but and in good company with many of the comicbook artists who proclaim a similar interest and rather than have library editions or buy extremely expensive second-hand copies, can now buy a first-hand mint all the way from 1947. […]

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Star Wars Art: Illustration by 41 artists (book review).

October 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Art: Illustration by 41 artists (book review).

This ‘Star Wars’ book is exactly what it says on the box: Illustrations, although the title has that in the singular. Apart from a forward by Howard Roffman, President of Lucas Licensing, explaining how back in the late 80s, he had to resurrect the franchise and an introduction by Steven Heller, co-chair of MFA Design, […]

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Cabinets Of Wonder by Christine Davenne and Christine Fleurent (book review).

October 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Cabinets Of Wonder by Christine Davenne and Christine Fleurent  (book review).

Collecting isn’t anything new. In our genre, I’d defy anyone reading here to say that they don’t collect anything related to their interest. It’s par for the course. This book, ‘Cabinets Of Wonder’ written by Christine Davenne and photographed by Christine Fleurent explores the roots of this by examining various collections which started off as […]

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Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart edited by Steve White (art-book review).

October 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart edited by Steve White (art-book review).

It seems it isn’t just ordinary people who have a fascination with moving dinosaurs and illustrations of such. As Paleobiologist Dr. Philip J. Currie points out in the first introduction to the book ‘Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart’, artists brings flesh and bone to fossils. In other words, it brings them to life in […]

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Trolls by Brian and Wendy Froud (art-book review).

September 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Trolls by Brian and Wendy Froud (art-book review).

Although I’m not a lover of fantasy, I do like Brian Froud’s illustrative work. He explains in the introduction to this book, ‘Trolls’, that the work presented here would have gone towards a further film with producer-director Jim Henson had he lived so this book is some twenty years in the making. I also discovered […]

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The elfen swag of Middle Earth.

September 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
The elfen swag of Middle Earth.

Warner are running a design competition for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey movie. They are requesting submissions of artworks in four different categories: Characters, Creatures, Weapons and Locations. Please note, the competition is only open to people 18+ living in the USA. Boo! Come on boys, give us Brits and Europeans a chance, too. The […]

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Alan Lee signing in New Zealand.

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Alan Lee signing in New Zealand.

If you are in Wellington New Zealand on Sunday 9th September 2012, you might want to head down to the Weta Cave to meet Alan Lee, one of the World’s best fantasy illustrators. Alan will be in the Weta Cave signing copies of the 2013 Hobbit Calendar as well as other titles he has illustrated […]

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Portals to infinity.

August 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
Portals to infinity.

In 2011 a lover of my work who had always liked the Galactic Tours ‘portal’ illustration asked if the original was still available. Since it was from 1981 it was sold long ago, so he asked if something similar could be painted. After long e-mail discussions the result was the large painting seen here: not […]

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Mars landing

August 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
Mars landing

Here’s a timely painting given the Curiosity media interest… a landing on Mars.

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War of the Worlds, Dave Hardy style.

August 8, 2012 | By | Reply More
War of the Worlds, Dave Hardy style.

Here’a a painting for HG Wells’ War of the Worlds.

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