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    Concept Art Books

    I've been coming onto these forums for a while now and I'm always amazed by all of the work on here. I can't really draw at all, so I'm really more of an admirer of this stuff. Aside from "The art of Matrix/Star wars/LOTR " books, are there any concept type books out there worth checking out? Has anyone ever thought about compiling one from some of the work on here?


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    If you're looking for random work such as posted on conceptart.org, your best bet is to check out two different series of books: Expose, and Spectrum. They're books which have collected a lot of different digital concept art. Expose has two releases so far, and Spectrum, I believe, has 11. Expose is published by Ballistic publishing, I think, and has got a series of other interesting books as well - game and program related. (Oddworld inhabitants, and a 3d studio max book.)

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    the best concept art books you can get are the art of star wars books by far
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    Here's a book that ranks way up there

    "The Art of Oddworld Inhabitants"

    don't forget Syd Mead's "Sentury" and "Oblagon"

    "The art of Steamboy"

    "The art of Spirited Away"

    "Concept Art" Scott Roberson etc...

    The list goes on...

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    In addition what's been said before u could also check out the Disney movie books. I certainly love those as well. :
    - The art of The lion king
    - The art of the Hunchback of the Notre Dame
    - The art of Tarzan

    just to name a few... Enjoy
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    drawing, and ugly, and nothing else." JAD Ingres, Ecrits sur l'art
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    The Art of Magic the Gathering (I have the Wrath Cycle one, it's awesome)
    The art of Alien 4 (alien feotus concepts!)

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    Final Fantasy Art books have very good concept art, sadly they are always sold out whenever I look for it in the nearby bookstore. >.<

    I got the art of spirited away, it's beautiful. I checked out the art book of metal gear solid, it's nice, but not as detail or beautiful as the FF art books.

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