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Fantasy +3: Best Hand-Painted Illustrations Paperback – Mar 1 2011
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In terms of the artists displayed within the book, some are indeed "the best fantasy illustrators" in the world today, Donato Giancola being the most spectacular example with his hyper-realstic yet hauntingly powerful oil paintings, and Ciruleo's magnificent dragons. A few of the artists are less conventional, yet still worthy of note. The only thing I was disappointed in was the fact that the book did not showcase some truly remarkable workers with the traditional medium, John Howe's being a notable absence. However there's only so many incredible artists that you can showcase in one book, and "Fantasy +3" is certainly a beautiful and enthralling exploration of some of the best works created in a medium which somefear is becoming more obsolete in the commercial artistic sphere. Let;s hope that is not so. But a truly wonderful compendium and a worthy purchase.
The book features gorgeous art from about 20 artist. It's setup in an interview style where the author ask stuff like "What was your inspiration?" and "What do you think is better, digital or classic art?" Which I actually thought was an interesting question to ask all of them because the answer was always a safe one. Reading between the lines I think they all agreed that the value is greater in hand painted works than digital. Both have there pluses. One dominates for it's ability to be reproduced and transferred in the digital world and the other dominates galleries and the ability to see every stroke the artist made years later. Much more tangible.
Anyway...great book. More than worth it. I will more than likely pick up the other two books made by this company. One focuses on CG artist and the other Chinese digital artist.