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Darkwerks: The Art of Brom Paperback – October 1, 2000


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Paper Tiger; 2 edition (October 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1855858363
  • ISBN-13: 978-1855858367
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 9.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #978,637 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is a great buy if you love Fantasy art and you want to see a true master.
Clint Treadway
Within Darkwerks you'll see some of the most intense characters ever painted and you'll discover why Brom is the world's greatest artist.
Zakas
Things that were just descriptive prose come to life on page after page of this awesome book.
Andrew Small

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Molly on June 7, 2002
Format: Paperback
Brom is a fantasy artist who is best known for his work on his work Dark Sun, Deadlands, collectable card games, and book covers. He stands out from Boris & Julie as well as Frank Franzetta partially for the sole reason that most of (though not all) of his portraits contain people who wear clothing, albeit usually something fetish inspired, leather and latex. He has a very distinct style, painting very beautiful moon-skinned redheads and tan wild-elven creatures, which stand along detailed landscapes that insipre the imagination. Some of his work is disturbing (though not quite as disturbing as H.R. Geiger), and mostly very dark (what would you expect from a man who listens to Nick Cave while he paints?) but all of his work is remarkably well composed and masterfully detailed.
Brom has a larger influence than many people realize, for example the evil albino in the recently released movie Time Machine could very well have come directy from the pages of Darkwerks. To get an idea of how popular Brom has become, just type in his name in any search engine (Google works best). Darkwerks is a very good collection of his art, containing very little text and allowing all of the pages to be showcased in full-sized, full-colored glory.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Natalie Mills on December 14, 2001
Format: Paperback
There is no living artist I envy more than Brom. His paintings are phenomenal in their detail, vision and execution. Dark, erotic and exotic, beautiful, menacing, bewitching and intense, it's gorgeous stuff. But I think the thing which particularly appeals to me about Brom's work is that he seems to share the same idea of what constitutes a beautiful person (surreal and unearthly as many of them may be) as I do. The difference being, of course, that he can put it on paper while I - sadly - cannot. I like fantasy art a lot, but one aspect that I'm often disappointed with is the faces of the people. Brom gets the faces right. In fact, he gets everything right. Just as he does a wonderful representation of beauty, he also has a nice line in creepy, twisted and macabre. I'd love to step into his worlds. 'Darkwerks' is an excellent collection of his creations from various sources, very well produced and presented on high quality paper with crisp, clear reproductions. A great book on a great artist.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ross sachs on September 18, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is a great collection of works. As far as pictorial reference books go, if you are a Brom fan, you will not be disappointed. The only thing you will want after this book, is more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "con_val" on October 18, 2000
Format: Paperback
When I saw that this book was being released again I jumped at the chance to finally get my hands on it..... and I wasn't disappointed! As the title suggests the works are extremely dark, some images even turned my stomach but there is no denying the talent and incredible detail this artist posesses. He is also somewhat of a contradiction, his images are dark and disturbing, yet at the same time he uses the most beautiful and inspiring colours to bring his characters to life. The book also has been published beautifully, you won't find any images lost in the fold, and the introduction is terrific, for a change they have put the artists progression from childhood drawings to today. All I can say is you have to get this book, no fantasy lover's book case is complete without it.......so what are you waiting for!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Clint Treadway on December 21, 2002
Format: Paperback
Brom is the most amazing artist in the Fantasy genre. This book is a great buy if you love Fantasy art and you want to see a true master. Forget Frazetta, forget Vallejo, Brom is the one. This book portrays Brom's art to it's fullest. Beautiful, full color prints adorn every page, showing off Brom's masterful talent and attention to detail. Don't miss out on this one or it's sequal 'Offerings'.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Scott Fischer on September 26, 2000
Format: Paperback
As a fellow illustrator of the genre, I have to tell you that having this book in your arsenal is a must. I can't tell you how many times I am stuck for inspiration. But all I need to do is grab my copy of darkwerk and my paint brush starts flying at light speed. In fact I use this book for inspiration twice as often as any other, including Rockwell. BUY IT NOW!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lynnette on September 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is astounding. If you're a fan of Brom specifically or dark fantasy in general, you should get this book. The book itself was originally published a while ago and has been out of print for years. This book has images ranging from his early TSR stuff to his most recent - and at least one never before published piece (a beautiful female vampire). Get it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Patrick J. Wilshire on September 26, 2000
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This is a killer art book! I actually got it when it was first published by FPG (took a couple of months and my firstborn male child). Now that it's been brought back into print by Paper Tiger, there's no excuse not to grab it . . . you'll be glad that you did!
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Over the past decades, Brom has lent his distinctive visions and artwork to all facets of the creative industries, from novels and games, to comics and film. He is also the author of a series of award-winning illustrated horror novels: Krampus the Yule Lord, The Child Thief, The Plucker, and The Devil's Rose. Brom is currently kept in a dank cellar somewhere just outside of Seattle. Visit him at www.bromart.com.

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