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Illustrators #11 (magazine review).

August 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators #11 (magazine review).

To stop me getting withdrawal symptoms after reading and reviewing ‘Illustrators’ twice a month, I decided to read the last of the back issues to this month. If you’ve been picking up these issues as well, we aren’t too far from the release of the new issue. With Illustrators # 11, we start with a […]

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Draw! # 32 Summer 2016 (magazine review)

August 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Draw! # 32 Summer 2016   (magazine review)

One cannot ignore the opening editorial plea by Mike Manley that in the world of declining paper magazine sales that it would help if a few more specialist shops were encouraged to stock ‘Draw!’ to boost sales. He has a point because, no matter how much information there is on the Internet, it doesn’t mean […]

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Star Wars Art: Concept :Foreword by Joe Johnston, Introduction by Doug Chiang (book review)

August 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Art: Concept :Foreword by Joe Johnston, Introduction by Doug Chiang    (book review)

A large part of the visual grandeur and scale that the ‘Star Wars’ films show on screen is down to the work of key conceptual artists. George Lucas was smart enough to recognise that in order for the imagery in his films to have impact, he would need to employ artists to realise and translate […]

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Illustrators # 6 (magazine review)

July 15, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Illustrators # 6    (magazine review)

Editor Peter Richardson makes a very good point in his editorial that in the old days there was not a necessity to have a university degree to become a professional artist and how employers now use this as the means to whittle down candidates for employment. That is something I tend to agree with. After […]

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Illustrators # 5 (magazine review).

June 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 5 (magazine review).

Seeing a stylised Alfred E. Numan on the cover of Illustrators # 5 seems an odd choice until reading the first interview with Mick Brownfield who adopts his art and style to the requirement of his clients. He relates how a couple generations back that the art editors in those days had at least a […]

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Illustrators # 3 (magazine review)

June 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 3    (magazine review)

The major section of Illustrators # 3 is devoted to the incredible photo-realistic artwork of Italian Fortunino Matania (1881-1963), who did much of his work in the UK. Although I can’t be sure, I think I might have seen some of his work when very young and assumed they were photos. Looking at his work […]

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Star Wars Art: Posters foreword by Drew Struzan, introduction by Roger Kastel (book review).

June 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Art: Posters foreword by Drew Struzan, introduction by Roger Kastel (book review).

‘Star Wars Art: Posters’ is a large format book looking at how poster art for the ‘Star Wars’ films has changed over the last forty years. Not only does this provide a unique comparison of how times and tastes change but also how richly the ‘Star Wars’ universe can be interpreted. During the original trilogy […]

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The Art Of Avatar by Liza Fitzpatrick (book review).

May 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Avatar by Liza Fitzpatrick (book review).

I was surprised but delighted when a request to Abrams Books came up with a copy of Liza Fitzpatrick’s 2009 book, ‘The Art Of Avatar’ to review. It’s a good reminder that first hand editions of books are still available. Although I always felt that ‘Avatar’ as a three hour film isn’t going to make […]

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Illustrators # 12 (magazine review).

May 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 12 (magazine review).

Jumping back to last year, we have Illustrator # 12, again with a spectrum of art talent, so there should be something here to interest most of you. The first two are digital artists with a divergent technique, although both have been influenced by animation. Andrew ‘Android’ Jones digitally paints with an eye for fine […]

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Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Seven (magazine review).

May 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Seven (magazine review).

‘The Jack Kirby Collector’ keeps rolling along with its usual mix of tribute panels, articles, essays, old interviews with Jack, new interviews with experts and so on. It’s a glossy, nicely produced magazine with lots of colour though the text, I’m glad to say, is black on white. Some modern magazines put pink on yellow […]

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