Erotic Fantasy Art Hardcover – Mar 20 2008
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About the Author
Duddlebug has clients in the games, entertainment, and publishing industries and also launched the sci-fi/sex-farce comic "Hardwick's Republic." He regularly contributes toImagine FXmagazine and is a winner of the Spectrum 14 Silver Award for Concept Art.
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Each picture freezes a moment from some story, whether that story has yet been told or not. Some convey a dark or disturbing mood, others elicit a giggle, and yet others offer simple awe, wonder, or enticing bits of titillation. Although some of these artists (including Suydam and Brom) have well established careers, other names aren't nearly as familiar - at least, not yet. They display many influences, though. I picked out visual references to Vaugh Bode, Barbarella, Frazetta, and Wood, and I probably missed at least as many others. Reference does not imply imitation, though; each work in this collection stands solidly on its own.
And, as an artifact in itself, I find the book well printed, solidly bound, and well laid out. Libraries of fantasy art and figure art will both welcome this lovely volume.
That is not to say the book isn't worth a look. There is some very beautiful imagery included, and I love how every image is accompanied by a paragraph explaining its origin, or general info about the artist. There is also a lot of diversity among the women, various ethicities and even a few plumper than the average supermodel! Some of the images are very erotic, but most are generic fantasy-types that could easily be the cover of a random adventure novel. Overall, I would have given this more stars if the art had been more consistent (cartoonish images just jar against the realistic ones). The production value are very high, and in line with the retail price. This hardcover has thick stock, with rich colors and a excellent design layout. I just think the price is high for me since a good bit of the art just didn't appeal to me. If you are on the fence, and you can get it significantly discounted or through a book club, it's worth buying.