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More Fantasy Art Masters: The Best Fantasy and Science Fiction Artists Show How They Work Paperback – April 1, 2003
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Adult/High School-Flipping through this title reveals a vast array of beautiful art, most of it in full color, executed in a wide variety of styles and media, all of it reflecting fantastic subjects. The book can certainly be enjoyed on that level. It collects the work of 10 different artists in the fantasy and science-fiction fields, mixing recognizable illustrations from products as well known as the Everquest computer game with works executed for the creators' personal amusement. Some of the artists, such as Keith Parkinson, work primarily in oils, while others choose pastel, watercolor, or digitally altered photography. It is unlikely that any one individual will find all of the art appealing; conversely, there is something here for almost everyone. Especially valuable is the text that accompanies the breathtaking graphics. Each artist discusses the method used to execute the images, and some of them offer insights into what made a painting successful, or unsuccessful for that matter. They also describe how they get assignments that pay, and how they got to that point in their career. Most of these journeys began in their young adult years, working with whatever materials were available to them. This book should inspire young artists.
Paul Brink, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
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About the Author
Dick Jude is senior buyer for Forbidden Planet Ltd. In London, the world’s most famous purveyor of fantasy and science fiction merchandise and books. He is also art director for Fantasia Online, an Internet gallery dedicated to the best of fantasy and sci-fi art. Author of the best-selling Fantasy Art Masters, he lives in London.
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We'll see how colors are chosen to present interesting contrasts between foreground and background and to set the proper mood of the piece. For example a Keith Parkinson painting, (one of my favorites) shows a couple of Orcs riding on horseback through a snow covered forest. The trees devoid of leaves and nearly of life provides an austere, grim setting as the pair seem hellbent on some type of evil quest. Most interesting and previously something I never fully realized is how color is used to very subtly convey moods and emotions, almost on a subliminal level. To hear the artists tell it in their own words sets off a bell in your head as you truly grasp what they hoped to convey in the painting. It's quite fascinating. The artists also go into great detail on the tools and materials they used for the works on display. Some work soley in one type of medium whether it's oil, acrylic, water color, digital, etc, while others are quite comfortable in combining several different types of paint.
The artists included in the book are Keith Parkinson, Anne Sudworth, Judith Clute, Phil Hale, Ian Miller, J.K. Potter, Greg Spalenka, Dave Seeley, Darrel Anderson, and John Harris. The book really does a great job of spotlighting an eclectic array of talent.
Reviewed by Tim Janson