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    Paul Bonner Art Book!

    So, It was only a few months ago when I was asking who a few pics were done by, and the answer came Paul Bonner.

    After picking up Spectrum 14 on Amazon I saw something that made me swell with some excitement. << Paul Bonner has an art book coming out. His site is one thing, the face its water colors is another. I just thought this was a pretty sweet discovery.

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    Damn, that's a long wait. Sweet find, though! Thanks for posting, testicle-quoter!

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    Sweeeeeeet!!!

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    Oh man, I hope I remember to pick that up. I looooooooove Bonner's work.
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    Thanks for the heads up! I just recently discovered his work, and it's amazing!
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    I put that one on the wish list, and noticed that Ian Mcaig has a book coming out next August as well.
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    Bonner

    I've been lucky enough to see an advance copy of Paul's book and it's gorgeous--there are many detail shots of his watercolors and even some sculptures of dinosaurs. I think Titan will have the book out in the UK this month and in the USA in Feb. (if memory serves). Here's a link to the Bonner website if anyone's interested: http://www.paulbonner.net/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnie Fenner View Post
    I've been lucky enough to see an advance copy of Paul's book and it's gorgeous--there are many detail shots of his watercolors and even some sculptures of dinosaurs. I think Titan will have the book out in the UK this month and in the USA in Feb. (if memory serves). Here's a link to the Bonner website if anyone's interested: http://www.paulbonner.net/
    Awesome!
    One of the things I've always wanted to see though, is his water color process and all that. Also, Curses for getting it earlier than us here in the u s of a

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    Has somebody got this book????

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    I have always thought of his works as being a bit confusing, there is too much detail going on... I do admire his craftmanship though! and his imaginative imagery!

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    Can't wait to get mine.
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    My copy arrived a couple of weeks ago. A really beautiful addition to anyones library. It seems to cover his whole career from school and college right up to the present day. Plenty of detail and sketch shots and the print quality is superb. Each chapter covers a different body of work, and it's rounded off with a look around his studio with accompanying text from Paul describing work practice and philosophy.

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    I've been waiting a LONG time for this book .

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    Wow, I have never seen his work before. Looks awesome, I will get the book some day. Thank you for posting.

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    yea, that dude is a god, i didnt know about this book though. Gonna have to pick it up.

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    AAAAgh,it is Out of Stock at Play.com.....anyone knows a good place to buy it with Free Delivery????

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    Anyone who has this book, does he describe his work process? Does he use straight watercolor or does he used a mixed media technique? I'm having a hard time believing that he uses solely watercolor, as I can see in the detail that he has a lot of light shapes overlapping dark shapes that seem almost impossible to achieve with watercolor unless he went through and outlined EVERY single value change, down to the pores of the skin. Thanks

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    this is just a guess, but i bet he uses watered down acrylics

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    its sitting in a shelf at my local comic book haunt. been contemplating getting it, but i only just finished paying off two other art books as it is.. maybe next week, its got some really nice stuff in it

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    Anyone get a chance to thumb through this book yet to confirm his working process?

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    its like... the best book ever. I look at it everyday and cry at how awesome it is. and uh, he works in watercolors and magic
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    He's been one of my top 3 favorite artists ever since I first saw his stuff for early 40k/Epic and Mutant Chronicles.

    I've lost my Epic rulebook though. I'd really like to see more of his old pencil stuff, but I don't think it's included in this art book.
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    just ordered it on amazon. *eagerly waits*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prometheus|ANJ View Post
    He's been one of my top 3 favorite artists ever since I first saw his stuff for early 40k/Epic and Mutant Chronicles.

    I've lost my Epic rulebook though. I'd really like to see more of his old pencil stuff, but I don't think it's included in this art book.

    Bonner still did the best 40k Orks, imho. I still have my Waaaagh! The Orks! Book at least in part for his art.

    Just ordered my copy of his art book the other day. Can't wait.
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    Anywhere I can see some Illos? I've never had a chance to see his 40k stuff as its not on his website.

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    Yeah, I just did a quick look and couldn't find much on the web, Bob. Most of his 40k stuff was black and white, but he did a half a dozen color covers and such too, notably the cover to the Freebooterz book.

    I just got my book today and devoured it...it's got a healthy selection of his old 40k stuff in it, along with tons of other stuff and interesting stories from him and some people he worked with.

    There's nothing specifically on his art process, but if you get the book there's lots of pictures in the back of his studio along with some good text on his creative process.

    Definitely a great book!
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    Awesome. I'm expecting mine tommorow!

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    Got this book a couple of month's ago and i still keep running to for inspiration specially on color and ORC'S!!!.

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    i think his technique is a guarded secret. maybe a base of watercolor with opaque gouache.

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    I got this book a month back and I keep going back to it for inspiration. Bonner has this way of conveying depth in a picture to the point where it no longer feels as though it's constrained to the page, like it has no bounds.

    I saw no major information on his method other than the vague "watercolors" answer that we all seem to know. I would imagine he goes from watercolor to some watered down acrylics for strength. Or he truly is that damn good and we all suck... which is entirely possible too.

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