Friday, July 22, 2011

Fantasy Art Essentials


Future Publishing, the people who come out with ImagineFX magazine, has pulled together some of their favorite articles into a 228-page bookazine that they call “Fantasy Art Essentials.” You can tell it’s about fantasy because it’s got a babe in a bronze bikini on the cover.

Featured artists include Charles Vess, Brian Froud, Syd Mead, Craig Mullins, Mike Mignola, and Jean “Moebius” Giraud, and plenty more.

Adam Hughes shares his Photoshop tips on turning a grayscale drawing into a full color cover. Marta Dahlig gives up her secrets for digitally rendering skin, hair, and fabric. And Dave Gibbons takes us through his process for doing a comic style cover.

And for those of you who missed my piece on visual perception from Color and Light and my IFX bio article, they’ve reprinted both in this issue.

There’s also a DVD included with almost two hours of video workshops.

Fantasy Art Essentials
Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter
Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist

2 comments:

Bernie Liumako said...

Marta Dahlig's Core Skill Brushes are a gem, all the entries are amazing!...The best £14.99 I have ever spent this year :)

Robert Hochstöger said...

Your piece on visual perception for this book is outstanding!