Paperback: 160 pages
Text: Nigel Suckling
Publisher: Running Press
From initial concept through to finishing touches, for the first time, Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell give an in-depth description of how they paint their masterpieces, taking the reader through every stage of the creative process. As well as teaching the main techniques, the premiere fantasy-art team shows the reader how to use a wide variety of media to create a whole range of different types of painting, and explain how they create the effects for which they are so renowned, such as Julie's legendary "metal flesh," with its mix of fluidity and hardness contrasting with the sensual softness of the skin. Illustrated throughout in full color, the Practical Guide to Fantasy Art includes step-by-step photographs that Boris and Julie have taken as they've worked as well as a selection of their finished art appealing to art students and fantasy-art admirers alike.
About the Authors
Boris Vallejo is one of the world's top fantasy artists, best known as the visual creator of Conan the Barbarian. His fantasy art books include Dreams, Enchantment, Ladies, Mirage and The Boris Vallejo Portfolio. Julie Bell is a one of the best-known heroic fantasy art illustrators today. Her previous books include Soft as Steel, Hard Curves and The Julie Bell Portfolio (all published by Paper Tiger).