9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 8 January 2008
I bought this recently as I have a long-standing interest in fantasy art, and was pleased to find a wide range of fantasy art, displaying both traditional and digital works. I really liked the way the book was categorised into different sections; I think this is useful for both people who are using the book for inspiration for their own work as well as those who just want to look at it, as you can skip to your favourite subject without having to hunt around. The pictures come with captions including the method used and websites of the artists, as well as information about how the image was formed. The images are well sized, with some taking up 1 or 2 pages, and the paper used is also nice and glossy, giving it a professional look. It's very well presented and easy to read through.
Overall it's lovely to be able to sit down and look through a whole series of beautiful fantasy works (without the glare of a monitor for a change) in a book that doesn't just focus on digital works and showcases some brilliant work from both new artists and veterans of the genre. The only things I would change are to have a few more traditional artists featured (though I realise they can be hard to find) and more works displayed larger, but I'm also very happy with it the way it is. Enjoy!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 1 May 2009
A well laid out and descriptive book, showing a broad range of styles and techniques. A good reference book for anyone interested in Fantacy Art. There is a good balance of digital images and paintings using traditional methods.