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The future of fantasy art is in good hands if we're to go by that's inside this book.

Authors Aly Fell and Duddlebug has done a terrific job at selecting the images. The quality of art is top notch. The art is printed gloriously huge, some across two pages. The book is organised by fantasy art subjects namely, warriors, ladies, beasts, faeries and fairy tales, landscapes, battles and fights, magic, orcs, goblins and other folk.

Artists from all over the world are selected. The variety of style is great across different mediums. Many of them are already established artists like Brom, Alex Horley, Jason Chan, Francis Tsai, Dan Dos Santos and many more. There are a lot of new talent featured and many are worth a lookout for. Jon Sullivan's dragons are really cool -- he did one on the cover. Ralph Horsley's are insanely detailed. Raymond Swanland has a nice painterly style that's better seen than described.

Each piece comes with a nice short commentary from the artist. Because there are so many artists, each only has a few illustrations featured. The good thing is the artists' websites are provided alongside the caption for further exploration.

Each artist only has a few illustrations featured giving a glimpse of their true talent. You can explore more of their art, like I did, with the websites provided on every page as well as on the artist directory at the back. Very nice.

Highly recommended to all fantasy art lovers and artists.

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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on 9 January 2013
The artwork in this book is excellent, showing off the quality, skill and diversity of the artists out there. Works are collected from a range of sources, including personal portfolios, book covers and games, and the publishers have tried to split them by category.
Each image is shown at it's best, with some of the larger ones spanning two pages. There is also a short piece of text for each image, which can cover anything from the inspiration, the model involved, or a personal thought from the artist.
The book itself is a good quality hardback, with the pages being of solid stock.
I'd highly recommend this to any lover of good quality fantasy artwork.
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on 30 March 2010
Some of the images in book are very good but there is a certain amount of filler as well. I really liked the war machine images but was not too gone on the WOW ones (there are much better ones out there).
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on 9 January 2016
Lovely book, for the centre of your coffee table.
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on 11 March 2015
very good referance book for fantasy artists.
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