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The Art of Amy Brown

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The Art of Amy Brown is the first collection of Amy Brown's wildly popular art. It was published by Chimera Publishing in 2003. The book is 157 pages of art, with a commentary by Amy Brown for every piece of artwork. The Art of Amy Brown has an introduction by the well-known author Charles de Lint. There are three editions of this book—a paperback, a hardcover, and a speci ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 25th 2010 by Chimera Publishing (first published September 1st 2003)
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Athena
Jun 24, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: art
I'm a fan of Brown, and not just because of the material she paints. I read an interview with her and she admitted she wasn't a natural artist and that she's always had the drive to create beautiful pictures and then worked really hard to achieve it. With this book you can see her flaws and what elements she needs to work on (faces, feet), but you're still enthralled by the scenes on the page. She's very human and so is her art.
Ashley
there really was no words but the illustrations were incredible!!!
I have always loved fairy's, gnomes, things of that manner and this book was great I own the book 1 and 2 from Mrs. Amy Brown

Very worth buying just to have on the coffee table
Jeneé
Jul 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fairy-tales, art
One of my favorite artist. I was so inspired by her art in this book that I wrote a poem for each and every picture.
Dharia Scarab
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.

4 sta
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Velvetea
Oct 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: art
Creative character and fashion designs by one of the most influential fantasy artists of today~ I like the story of how she came to be a successful artist.

While her style is not my favorite, tending to be flat, static, and a little wonky in proportion at times, the flaws add to her REALNESS, and you can see how she's progressed over the years! The world adores her, and that is a colossal accomplishment.

If using watercolor is the hardest to "make it" in the art world as the book claims, she's ce
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Elisabeth Miller
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
I absolutly love Amy Brown - although her drawing aren't perfect, her imagination just captures you and the flaws are not important...
There is something in her faries that draws me inside them and I find myself staring at the pages... I even made a tatoo by one of her drawings - I like her drawings that much I guess :)
I gave a 4 because there are better artists, but grading isn't everything...
Cassie
Oct 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fantasy artists
Recommended to Cassie by: Hot Topic
I bought this when I was going through a big Hot Topic phase in high school. At the time, I was hooked. I had the pens, I had the stationary, the works. But after looking through her books once the black eyeliner washed out of my eyes, I realized that her fairies all have the same face and body structure. Creative yes, but I think she ran out of inspiration halfway through her book.
Mckinley
Sep 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, art, fantasy
Fairly, goblins, etc. Can see why Charles deLint wrote the intro. If you enjoy his stories then take a look at her artwork. Lovely. Although it does get to be a bit overwhelming looking at this collection. And a tad repetitive. Can't decide on a favorite.
Mark Lacy
Jan 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, arts-art
I like this artist's work. But I wish a few things: (1) she could paint eyes better, (2) she would paint feet differently. Some paintings reminded me of Michael Parkes, whom she acknowledges as an influence.
Mark Holman
May 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really treasure this book as a window to the world of imagination and wonder! Beautiful drawings and amazing detail in her first book! I feel inspired to create after looking at her artwork! Great to show to children and their friends. Very Beautiful and poetic!
Briana
Oct 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone!! =)
Recommended to Briana by: Secretmarsgirl
I love this book and I LOVE this artist <3 Her art is so beautiful and amazing. This book gave me a lot of great ideas for tattoo designs =) Magical.
Melissa Bennett
Jun 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
A compilation of Amy's work. Filled with Faeries, Dragons & Mermaids. Beautifully detailed. Amy gives a comment for each piece of art in this book.
Sreevidhya
Aug 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It's pretty nice...
I could really feel a fairy in myself...
To those who prefer fantasy, I recommend them to read this book...
Trish
Aug 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Love her artwork. Nothing more to be said. If you haven't seen it, check out her website.
locrian
Jun 28, 2012 rated it did not like it
Recommended to locrian by: gecko.segno@gmail.com
Shelves: genre-art
I like a lot of the ideas in here, but the more I looked at the pieces, the more I noticed all the little mistakes in anatomy, etc. Also the way she draws feet REALLY bothers me. Agh.
Athena
Apr 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art, books-i-own
What beautiful art that Amy Brown creates. If you are into fairies and nature I say this is a fun one!
Cindy
Aug 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art
I love Amy Brown's work. Her fairies are not always typical.
Gina
Mar 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art
Beautiful illustrations. I've loved her faeries & dragons from the first time I saw them.
Kat
rated it it was amazing
Jan 08, 2012
Cristina Garcia
Nov 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Not that there is much to read besides the commentary, but I love the art nonetheless. :)
Susan
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love her art. Hers was the first fantasy art that I came to know.
Beverly
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-fantasy
beautiful artwork; inventive and creative
Ginnie Grant
Aug 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely visually stunning.
Veracity
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love the artwork!
Lori Rivas
Oct 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
OMG LOVE HER ART
Laurie
Sep 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
A good selection of Amy Brown's whimisical fantasy art.
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Sep 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Excellent!
Mary
Dec 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Love
Cecilia
Mar 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amy Brown is one of my favourite faerie artists. She has a great talent and creativity. Her faeries have a very unique style and I love that.
A very, very beautiful book.
Jeanette Rupel
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful coffee table book of the best work of Amy Brown.
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