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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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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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