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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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The Shame Trilogy by Lovern Kindzierski and John Bolton (book review).

October 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Shame Trilogy by Lovern Kindzierski and John Bolton (book review).

‘The Shame Trilogy’ is a fantasy graphic novel written by Lovern Kindzierski and art by John Bolton. Mother Virtue is an ugly old lady but full of goodness and everyone in the village likes her, especially the children, who she loves in return. Sadly, she has never had a child of her own. One night, […]

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The Sci-Fi & Fantasy Art Of Patrick J. Jones (book review).

October 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Sci-Fi & Fantasy Art Of Patrick J. Jones (book review).

A third book of the art of Patrick J. Jones in as many years from Korero Press is not a bad thing. This time, under the title ‘The Sci-Fi & Fantasy Art Of Patrick J. Jones’, he isn’t teaching but showing work from his career. A lot of this is painted with Corel Painter over […]

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How To Draw Steampunk by Bob Berry, Joey Marsocci & Allison Deblasio (book review).

October 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
How To Draw Steampunk by Bob Berry, Joey Marsocci & Allison Deblasio (book review).

If you’re of a particular age, you will remember those massive but thin A3-sized Walter Foster published artbooks. Like me, you probably still own them as they are a handy read through and at a size that is probably at a similar scale to what you might draw or paint. The current batch of Walter […]

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Illustrators # 15 (magazine review).

August 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 15 (magazine review).

Remember me writing that there was another month before the next issue of ‘Illustrators’ was due earlier in the month? I had a nice surprise when issue 15 came through the letterbox. For those buying, I should point out that these magazines come in protective plastic bags inside cardboard packing. By far the biggest section […]

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Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume 3 introduction by Gary Gerani (book review).

August 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume 3 introduction by Gary Gerani (book review).

Hot on the heels of previous volumes for ‘Star Wars’ and ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, Abrams have released volume 3 in their series of books looking at Topps Original Trading Cards, this time covering ‘Return Of The Jedi’. Once again, it provides a unique perspective on the nature of merchandising and development of ‘Star Wars’ […]

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