John Howe Fantasy Art Workshop and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more

Trade in Yours
For a £5.12 Gift Card
Trade in
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading John Howe Fantasy Art Workshop on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

John Howe: Fantasy Art Workshop [Hardcover]

John Howe
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.


Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £8.54  
Hardcover --  
Paperback --  
Trade In this Item for up to £5.12
Trade in John Howe: Fantasy Art Workshop for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £5.12, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

26 Oct 2007
'Here's how I do it, and why': this is the premise behind John Howe's first practical exploration of his artistic inspirations, approaches and techniques. This title will appeal to practical artists and fans of John Howe's work by providing step-by-step demonstrations, sketches and oustanding finished paintings, some designed specifically for this book. It covers a wide range of subjects essential to any aspiring fantasy artist, including materials and the creative process, and drawing and painting humans, beasts, landscapes and architecture. The final section of the book provides further inspiration and guidance on presenting work in various forms including film work, book covers and advertising, all areas John Howe has vast experience in. It includes foreword written by groundbreaking film director, Terry Gilliam, with an Afterword by Alan Lee, the Oscar winning world-class illustrator.

Special Offers and Product Promotions



Product details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Impact Books (26 Oct 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600610099
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600610097
  • Product Dimensions: 25.6 x 22.8 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 661,700 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

Publishing News. A unique collection of step by step demonstrations, sketches and outstanding finished paintings. --Publishing News

About the Author

John Howe was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1957. He attended the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Strasbourg. He has had three monographical titles published on his work, including Myth and Magic (Harper Collins, 2001) and worked extensively on the conceptual art for The Lord Of The Rings films with artist Alan Lee and director Peter Jackson. He lives in Switzerland.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:


Customer Reviews

3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Insightful 3 Feb 2010
By Parka HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Length: 0:25 Mins
This book is a collection of tips and insights on creating fantasy art, with material covering the course of his career. There are no step-by-step tutorials so you won't see how he actually paints. That's the only thing lacking in this book that would make it perfect.

Instead, each chapter is filled with his past work and sketches with commentary on how they were created. The lessons are mainly on a conceptual level rather than at a technical level, like mixing colours or how to draw. He talks about his inspiration, research process, working style and includes lots of information on things to look out for when painting certain subjects, like characters, scenery, armour, etc.

Towards the back, he shares some career related tips on how to tackle commissions, promoting yourself, and working on set design for the big screen.

This should be an inspiring book for fantasy artist.

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review 4 Oct 2009
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I love John Howe's work. This book is a delight and great to read as well as view his work. It is lovely to look at the rough pencil sketches and read about his working process, and makes the reader want to pick up their sketch pad and pencils and start creating imaginary Worlds. Well worth the money and not the usual format of art creation books.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY IT NOW!!!! 7 Nov 2007
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
If you like fantasy art, or art in general you have to buy this book! An insight into what goes on behind the scenes of fantasy art, the tools of the trade, and helpful hints. It really is a must buy book!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Excellent John Howe Fantasy Art Book 1 May 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Extremely impressed with the content of this book. Good for young and old artists alike, starters or more experienced. Plenty of designs to choose and practice from. Excellent and inspirational.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent pictures 24 Feb 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Very good diagrams and clear guidance on drawing 'fantasy' worlds, although just as good for general drawing techniques. Highly recommended !
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 7 Dec 2012
By JRLAS
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Many thanks to Howe, for giving us insight into his beautiful artwork. I really love it and can recommend it. The book is worth every cent.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback