More Fantasy Art Masters: The Best Fantasy and Science Fiction Artists Show How They Work

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In More Fantasy Art Masters, author Dick Jude presents a magnificent showcase of the work of some of the very best fantasy artists. Following the critical acclaim of Fantasy Art Masters, this superb sequel features an even stronger collection of 10 master practitioners of fantasy and science fiction art. Candid and revealing one-on-one interviews with each artist provide fascinating insight into their creative processes and working methods. What’s more, the exciting variety of styles and range of work is testimony to the skill, imagination, and individuality that is evident in this thriving art genre.
Readers will marvel at the darkroom-generated photographic nightmares of J. K. Potter, the breathtaking digital images of Darrel Anderson, and the masterful brushwork of Phil Hale. And they will certainly become entranced by the exotic mixed media images of Greg Spalenka, the atmospheric pastel nightscapes of Anne Sudworth, and the urban surrealism of Judith Clute’s paintings.
Richly illustrated with 180 astounding images covering a wide rage of subjects and techniques, More Fantasy Art Masters is a book no fantasy or science fiction aficionado will want to be without.
· A superbly illustrated sequel to the bestselling Fantasy Art Masters

· Features fascinating interviews along with the work of 10 of the world’s best fantasy artists

· Filled with beautiful, wonderfully reproduced images

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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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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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