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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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The Art Of Beatrix Potter by Emily Zach (book review).

November 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Beatrix Potter by Emily Zach (book review).

Once upon a time, there was only one famous Potter and she had the first name of Beatrix. Actually, that was her middle name as she was born Helen Beatrix Potter but who remembers that? Reading the three introductions to this book, ‘The Art Of Beatrix Potter’, there is a strong reminder that although her […]

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Steampunk & Cosplay: Fashion Design & Illustration by Samantha R. Crossland (book review)

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Steampunk & Cosplay: Fashion Design & Illustration by Samantha R. Crossland   (book review)

When I selected Samantha R. Crossland’s book ‘Steampunk & Cosplay: Fashion Design & Illustration’, sub-titled ‘Fashion Design & Illustration: More Than 50 Ideas For Learning To Design Your Own Neo-Victorian Costume And Accessories’, it was for its primary use. Namely, if you want to dress in Steampunk attire and make your own clothes, this is […]

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How To Draw & Paint Fashion & Costume Design (book review)

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
How To Draw & Paint Fashion & Costume Design   (book review)

With so much emphasis on costume or cos play associated with media conventions whenever coverage is given on the Internet, I thought it might be useful to review and point out some books that might help those of you who might want to take the first steps or for those who just want to learn […]

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Cinema Retro Foto Files Special Edition # 1 (magazine review).

October 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cinema Retro Foto Files Special Edition # 1 (magazine review).

I came across Cinema Retro purely by one of my random scans across the Net and bought Cinema Retro Foto Files Special Edition # 1 with its accent on spy girls, especially as I was reviewing some books along this line. It shows the popularity of this issue as it sold out and a reprint […]

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HBO’s Game Of Thrones Coloring Book (book review).

October 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
HBO’s Game Of Thrones Coloring Book (book review).

Amongst the range of colouring books out there at the moment is this one devoted to some show called ‘Game Of Thrones’. As its fantasy and on a pay channel in the UK, it’s not something I would watch or have an interest in. However, we are a little unilateral to our fantasy cousins on […]

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