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Spectrum 14: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

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Drawn from work created for books, comics, magazines, art galleries, advertisements, and the portfolios of the finest contemporary fantasy artists, the illustrations in Spectrum 14 extend the boundaries of the imagination and explore new realms of creativity. The book contains nearly 350 pieces by creators spanning the globe, including works from America, Germany, England, ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 28th 2007 by Underwood Books
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Dec 04, 2012 Parka added it
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Spectrum is a an art annual that sends out invitations to artists for their work to be featured in the book. Only a selected few, the best, have their work chosen.

In Volume 14, the judges are Mark Chiarello, Dan dos Santos, Marc Gabbana, Dawn Murin, Ragnar and Adam Rex. The Grand Master Award goes to Syd Mead in this volume. You can view the list of winners as well as artists who have contributed at

As for the art, they are gorgeous. The
Serge Pierro
Another nice collection of artwork, this time featuring pieces from the year 2006. It was nice to see some of the newer up and coming artists this time around. However, as in many of the previous volumes, the artwork is rendered nicely, but lacks originality. Strong stylists stand out as always: Brom, Royo, McKean, Vess, and Adam Hughes, as well as other big names that are represented. One of the more interesting pieces was by Boris Vallejo - an eagle, done in a much "rougher" rendering than us ...more
fatter than older issues. Spectrum always contains one or two pieces or artists that make the whole shebang worth it. (see Out of the Forests: The Art of Paul Bonner review.)

i find myself more drawn to the sculpture section these days. thank goodness nerds love dolls action figures.
Have a friend who's art made it into this issue. Excellent work and steep competition. Excellent Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror artwork if you are into this.
Carly Johnson
Absolutely incredible compilation of fantasy artists! Produced yearly (every November).
Winter Wren
As always, awesome art from the sci fi, fantasy, comic realms. I love this collection.
Makes me want a tattoo...a full body tattoo.
Morbus Iff
My first exposure was quite pleasing.
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