Synopses & Reviews
The brightest talents in fantasy, horror, and science fiction art present their favorite creations in show-and-tell interviews that reveal the inspirations and techniques that guide their spectacular work.
From the lyrical Tolkien landscapes of John Howe and Alan Lee to the computer-generated art of Steve Stone and Fred Gambino and the extraordinary sci-fi images of Jim Burns, the book demonstrates the diversity of this popular genre of illustrative art. Whether they work in watercolor, acrylics, airbrush, or manipulation of photographs or computer graphics, the artists take readers behind the scenes for a studio view of the creative processes that drive their fascinating art form. Included are interesting notes about their most demanding commissions and why they chose the particular mediums used for them.
"Brilliant full-color illustrations and revealing text combine in this lavish art book as ten artists discuss their techniques, from traditional to computer." Florida Herald Tribune
This state-of-the-art showcase features the very best in fantasy and science fiction art worldwide. The brightest talents in the business reveal their inspirations, frustrations, and joys, and explain how they bring their ideas to fruition. Through behind-the-scenes interviews, these masters of the genre discuss their favorite or most demanding assignments andtheir working techniques, and tell why they work in a particular medium.
Fantasy Art Masters demonstrates the creative wealth and diversity in this popular genre of illustrative art, from the lurical Tolkien landscapes of John Howe and Alan Lee, to the hauntingly beautiful multitextured images of Dave McKean, to the spectacular future-world visions of Jim Burns.