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John Howe Forging Dragons | John Howe

Category: Art books   Tags: Fantasy Art, Illustration, Folklore, Dragons, J.R.R. Tolkien, Mythology, Legends, Concept Art

John Howe Forging Dragons by John Howe

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Product details:

Paperback: 144 pages

Year: 2008

Author: John Howe

Foreword: Guillermo del Toro

Publisher: Impact Books

Language: English

Product description:

"Peek within at some of the most vivid depictions of this beast that belongs to us all.... Praised be John Howe and may the fire within him never be extinguished." - from the foreword by Guillermo del Toro


From conceptual artist for the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy and author In this amazing collection of dragon art, created over his 30-year career, iconic fantasy artist John Howe explores the inspirations and techniques he uses to render these amazing beasts of myth and legend. Each dragon is gloriously presented on a double page spread followed by John's working sketches, explorations of his creation process, and the mythology behind each dragon. From fire dragons erupting from molten depths, to sea dragons churning stormy waters, every medieval, celtic, gothic and sci-fi icon is represented in this celebration of these legendary beasts by a true master.

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