Out of the Forests: The Art of Paul Bonner Hardcover – 23 Nov 2007
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About the Author
A graduate of Harrow School of Art, over the last 25+ years Paul Bonner has produced work for all the big names in fantasy role playing: Games Workshop, Mutant Chronicles, Fasa, Riot Minds and Rackham, as well as winning numerous awards for his vivid photo-real fantasy artwork."
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I love his style of mixing stylized creatures, extreme details and a little quirkiness into all his paintings. Imagine a desperate monster holding a human hostage, or maybe an orc wearing the head of a mammoth as helmet. The details in the design of characters, costumes and background makes everything looks so believable.
Although his paintings capture a frame in fantasy time, I always imagine what would happen in the next frame, to learn more about the story of that world. The composition is wonderful, always framing the scene when the characters are suspended in action.
And all these paintings are done on traditional medium. There are a few photos of his workplace at the back.
Throughout the book, there are writeup from people he has worked with. He also talks about his college days, his travels in Europe and his creative process.
If you're interested in fantasy art with lots of orcs, dragons, warriors, intricate armour design and dinosaurs, this book is for you. Oh, there are no elves, but there are a few human character designs as well.
The book is printed in low gloss high art quality paper.
There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.
When I spotted this book on Amazon, I could not resist it and bough it straight away!
The book is a hardcover and it is printed on high quality paper.
It is 176 pages long and it comes with over 150 paintings.
We have colour ones, as well as sketches, a big collection created by Paul over 25+ years.
Must have for all Paul Bonner's fans!
Deserves to be up there with Lee and Howe as a great traditional (as opposed to Photoshop/Painter MCXXIV) fantasy artist. Buy it.
This excellent collection of Bonner's work is a great introduction. Some of his finest work is here & it's all beautifully printed. If you are a fan of sci-fi/ fantasy art then you need to take a look.
Many pieces are serious & thought provoking but for my money it's the eye kidnapping lunacy of his ogres, orcs, dwarves & wolves that really elevate his work. Wielding unfeasably large weapons, teeth gritted & muscles bulging we are presented with armies going at it hammer & tong, a myriad of fantasy creatures of all shapes & sizes trudging through snow, water & forests to get at each other. Doomed heroes defiant to the last as they face insurmountable odds, monsters the size of houses swinging axes and wizards being sneaked up upon by huge stealthy dragons.
This is great fun & superbly painted at the same time.
Each time I open the book there is something I missed. The attention to detail is staggering.
An excellent book of a truly original artist that really shouldn't be missed. Highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wow... It is very rare that I can randomly open one of my many art books at any given page and the artwork is mind blowingly good. Every page in this book is just amazingPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is great! It's a huge body of work beautifully presented in this hardcover edition. The price was excellent too!Published 13 months ago by yves margarita
A lovely and impressive book.Very lavish , it showcases the highly detailed and imaginative work of this talented artistPublished 22 months ago by Gary Ward
Paul Bonner is an awesome artist.
The characters are and the scenes are so full of details and stories you can watch them for hours and still find new things in... Read more