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    Arrow Books!

    can some people list some concept art books worth buying, and does anyone know of any concept art books by any artists that are members of

    conceptart.org?

    plz let me know thanx

    RY


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    Here are a few books that I consider indespensable.

    Expedition, by Wayne Barlowe: An incredable fully painted book based entirely on a fictional alien ecosystem of Barlowe's own creation.

    The Art of the Matrix: A huge hardcover that contains all of the conceptual designs, storyboards promotional art for the first Matrix film. This one's a bit pricey though.

    Giger's alien: A great book containing all of Giger's air brush paintings and sketches done for the film 'Alien' that also serves as an entire account for his involvement in that movie. Awesome photos as well.

    The art of Star Wars books: my favorate being the one on The Return of the Jedi. I first was introduce to the very tallented but not well known Nilo Rodis-Jamero.

    The Making of Alien Resurrection: A great book for a mediocre film. If there was one outstanding thing about that movie, it was the sets, props and costumes. Sylvain Despretz did most of those and you get to see a great deel of the artwork produced for the film.

    I'll let you know if I think of anything else. I'm almost certain that I forgot something. I definitely know that there are people here who've been published in books. i can't think of any right off the top of my head though.

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    thanx mate ive jotted them down,
    ill be sure to check them out next time im arounda decent book store

    Ry

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    ya also cant go wrong with broms art books, hes got alot of sketches and whatnot in there also.
    the LotR art books are amazing, all of them.
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    Some books you may want to check out are;

    TESTAMENT: The Life and Art of Frank Frazetta

    Any volume of Spectrum.
    (Many people here are in it: J. Foster, J. Manley, 'Stalecracker' I believe)

    And the sketchbooks by Bernie Wrightson. Just awesome sketches and concept work. I keep a copy under my pillow at night.


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    The Art of Monsters Inc. and The Art of Finding Nemo are both AMAZING books. Incredible drawings, pastels, paintings, you name it. Character studies, landscapes, storyboards. And, just a beautifuly designed book.

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