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Whether you are a fantasy artist looking for ideas and inspiration, or a fan of the genre interested in following the work of the finest, freshest, and most exciting talents in the world of fantasy art today, Fantasy Art Now gives you all you need in one lush full-color volume.

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An inspirational showcase of images from leading fantasy artists and rising st
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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 23rd 2007 by Harper Design (first published 2007)
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Dirk Grobbelaar
May 31, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: art, books-i-own
Well, this wasn't quite what I'd hoped. Most of the work included here is not in any kind of context, meaning that most of it doesn't relate to any existing work of fantasy. I was hoping for book covers, or paintings inspired by some form of fiction, and though there are some of these, they are far and few between. What we have here are just seemingly random fantasy drawings. There is a lot of portfolio work here, much of which didn't greatly impress me. On the other hand, it was fun to page thr ...more
Gasmask Dandy
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, sci-fi, art
I really interesting book to read. A lot of the art has aged very poorly, but that's what makes the book special. It's a fantasy art book from the early 00's, where people were suddenly given a ton of new tools as digital art became the standard. However, no one new how to use any of the legion of effects, colors, pens, chalks, pencils, etc. in conjunction with each other to make it look good or even coherent. So you end up with some beautiful art, and some stuff that looks like a goth kid makin ...more
Serge Pierro
Dec 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: art
An decent collection of Fantasy Art in various mediums - both traditional and digital. Within the digital realm, the programs used were: Photoshop, Painter, ArtRage, Sketchbook Pro and some 3D software. There were a couple of artists whose work I was familiar with (Rebbeca Guay and William O'Connor), but for the most part it is a group of "lesser" known artists within the Fantasy genre. There is a wide range in terms of the quality of the work. I was unimpressed with several pieces that had a s ...more
Holly Lester
Dec 11, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Remarkable! This book contains awsome pictures and details on the art - I am finding it so very fascinating. This is one of those "Once you start - you just can't stop" books which depicts in detail the art, the artists behind the art and details of how the art came to be. Great for those interested in fantasy art.
Jolie Bonnette
Apr 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fantasy art fans & artists
I really enjoyed this book both as a fan and as an artist. It allowed me to see a nice array of styles and media in modern fantasy genre art. I found it quite inspiring and occasionally pull it out to see my favorite images again. As a bonus, it comes with an artist directory with websites and other info so you can go see what's for sale and where to buy it if you really like their work. :-D
Raquel Maia
Apr 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: meus, inglês
"Seja um artista do fantástico à procura de ideias e de inspiração ou um adepto do género interessado em seguir os maiores expoentes, os talentos mais actuais e excitantes do mundo da arte fantástica dos nossos dias, Fantasy Art Now dá-lhe tudo o que deseja num luxuoso volume a cores."
Mark Lacy
Jan 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arts-art, fantasy
Not that good, not enough inspiring pieces. Too many of them associated with RPG manuals and collectible card sets. Spectrum series is much better.
Jim
Aug 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Amazing artwork across mediums.
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An illustrator and author for nearly thirty years, Martin McKenna has worked on books, games (board games, roleplaying games, and computer games), TV and film productions, as well as lots of other stuff. His latest books, 'The Octopuppy' and 'The Crocodolly' are the first picture books for children that he's both written and illustrated.

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