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Hi to all!
I'm searching for artbooks and sketchbooks about film, animation, comics or concept arts to take inspiration.
Today I saw "The Lord of the rings sketchbook" and it was amazing.
Alan Lee got my ideal drawing style!
I'm going to buy it
Anyway I wonder if you can suggest me other sketchbooks or artbook that could be useful to me.
I like fantasy and if I should make some example...mmmh....I can say LOTR (obiuvsly), the Diablo III art works (to me sounds wonderful), Warcraft and similar!
Ah, I would add even OTHER sketchbooks or artbooks that you like.
Not only fantasy
I got my uni library to buy the The Art of Oddworld Inhabitants The First Ten Years book a month or so ago because I wanted to see it, but didn't want to pay for it and my course costs so much that I'll squeeze every penny I can get back from them.
Well, I'm thinking about buying it for myself. It's that beautiful. Expencive though. About £40.
Oh Vermis, thank you. I love both Alan Lee and John Howe, I have Tolkien books illustrated by them both, and he put up a rough sketch of the cover of a book I own called 'The lays of Beleriand.' This is GOLD!
Sketchbook Livestream Infinity Wars
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I also have LOTR Sketchbook. Yep, Alan Lee's pencils are amazing! That always inspires me. I find Brian Froud's Secret Sketchbooks are full of fun things too.
I also have Art of Star Wars...If you like design based concept art.
Goblins of Labyrinth
Ahem.... >>> http://www.ballisticpublishing.com/books/massiveblack/
See if any of those take your fancy
Heh! You're welcome. Myth and Magic is probably the 'proper' John Howe sketch/art book. There are three others which tend more towards workshops or tutorials, but that just means more WIPs to ogle.
For comic art, I'm enjoying the Modern Masters series. I've only managed to pick up three so far, but of those the one I'd recommend first is Mike Ploog. Excellent.
I recommend these. Some books are quite hard to find already.
Shadowline: The Art of Iain McCaig
Animals Real and Imagined
The Wildlife of Star Wars
Faeries: Deluxe Collector's Edition
The Goblin Companion: A Field Guide to Goblins
Brian Froud's World of Faerie
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I bought the art of starcraft hoping it actually had sketches in it. unfortunately its mostly fully rendered environments. not exactly what i had hoped for. there wasnt a single sketch in the whole book. Then again people raved about the art of warcraft. again there wasnt a single sketch inside. I guess these art of books are not for me. the only type of book that is sorta like that i thought was good was mechanika.
Not sure what Warcraft book you are talking about there. I own "The Art of World of Warcraft" and it has got plenty of sketches many of them looking like they were original created for Warcraft 3 RTS.I bought the art of starcraft hoping it actually had sketches in it. unfortunately its mostly fully rendered environments. not exactly what i had hoped for. there wasnt a single sketch in the whole book. Then again people raved about the art of warcraft. again there wasnt a single sketch inside. I guess these art of books are not for me. the only type of book that is sorta like that i thought was good was mechanika.
Several years back i bought the GURPS Discworld Book just for the numerous illustrations and pencil sketches. Still love how Kidby perfectly hits the characters with his illustrations.
I thank everyone for posting these works - the skill level it takes to make illustrations like these are where I want to be and sometimes I absolutely forget that so it really helps to see truly professional artwork!
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