"Donato is one of the greatest living narrative painters. His illustrations don't just sell the product. They make the viewer think and jump into the vivid imagery he creates. This book is just a sampling of his personal and professional work for one of his biggest passions: Lord of the Rings"
"For those interested in more than just looking at pretty pictures, this book really delves into the methods and historical setting of many of this Spanish master's greatest paintings. Especially good for anyone interested in materials and technique"
"Amazing book! Dissects Rembrandt's paintings, materials, methods, mediums. This book is not for the casual reader but for a serious artist interested in taking their art historical and technical knowledge to the next level"
"James Gurney has created a world where dinosaurs and humans coexist. In this book he explores various methods for taking what you imagine in your head and translating it onto paper or canvas. In short, it's art school in book form."
"The follow up to Imaginative Realism, this book goes even further into the science of color and how it can be applied by artists. Fantastic and practical color theory book. THIS is what should be taught in EVERY art school"
"Every year Spectrum showcases the very best sci-fi and fantasy art created in the past year. This volume has some amazing work in it, but every past volume is just as awe-inspiring. The Fenners truly appreciate the narrative qualities that fantastic art has to offer"
"Boris and his wife are the reason I became a painter. Boris also happens to be the father of Dorian Vallejo, whose life drawing book is on this list. This tag-team art making couple have been creating inspiring works of fantastic art for many many years"
"While there are lots of massive tomes showcasing the work of John Singer Sargent, this small book is a true gem. In it there are several quick sketches and drawings by the greatest portrait artist in history."