It's not very often you see a great concept artist come up with a tutorial book. Here, we have a great book by Doug Chiang. He's the concept artist for big movie hits like Star Wars, War of the Worlds and Terminator just to name a few.
In this book are 30 lessons and step-by-step tutorials for creating science fiction art, mainly robots. There are details and tips for using Photoshop.
Through these pages, one can see Doug Chiang's process of creating sci-fi concept art. It's always interesting to find out how other artist work, especially one of such high caliber.
His work has also appeared in other books like Robota, and The Art of Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith.
There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.
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This is a very good book for the sci-fi/fantasy artist.
Doug goes through step by step processes starting from traditional sketch to felt pen, ink, airbrush, and sometimes to digital. The majority of his work is done traditionaly I'd have to say and as a digital artist myself this was a nice and enjoyable read that brought me back to doing more traditional work which is getting interesting. Everything Doug writes just makes sense and gave me better understanding on building up a concept using traditional tools.
For the price of this book on Amazon it's a no brainer; get it! You won't regret it!
For those into concept art, this book is worth having. There are concept art exercises in the book for you to start building up a portfolio and challenging designs. A good book to have for inspiration and to put in your collection of concept art bookshelf.