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Derek Stenning’s last few years have been challenging, particularly from a personal work point of view, and a lot of this time seemed lost to him.
A terminal illness in the family put him in the position of a primary caregiver. This, along with too much professional work, injury, and family duties left him burnt out, with little time for his own art.
During these busy times he often turned back to his Entartete Kunst series to distract him from the craziness going on in his life. This art project had rejuvenated him once before with his book Born in Concrete; maybe it could do it again. A sketch here or there, or a painting, started to get him through a difficult spot. Few of these pieces were finished; many were begun and left, as he had no time or energy to complete them.
Thankfully, he has had more breathing room recently, and he circled back to finish those pieces. EK2: The Lost Years is a collection of model kit design work and production paintings, personal commissions, and a selection of material from a resin statue project.
He hopes, by completing this work, it will allow him—from an artistic point of view—to reclaim these lost years.
After a 12 year absence from creating his own art, Derek started to focus on his personal work in 2009.
His first personal project, Born in Concrete, now available as this second edition, was undertaken to dispel his biases towards expressive art, overcome his own perceived limitations and to rejuvenate his creative spirit. A section of the book will also be dedicated to a step-by-step breakdown of how one of the art pieces was created. This collision of Soviet inspired retro sci-fi and Jewish mystical and qabalistic symbolism has evolved into a filter, or framework, that emotions, ideas and images are pushed through to be given shape and form. This project has been well received, being featured in numerous exhibits, international publications, as well as book and album covers, it continues to unfold and expand…
This book will feature a gallery section of artwork, a chapter on the artwork created for use as graphics on snowboards, the snowboards and the corresponding marketing material as well as a chapter on the creation of a resin model kit by Industria Mechanika.
Scott Robertson returns with his much anticipated second collection of sketches, clocking in at a whopping 288 drawings that are sure to amaze and inspire. After a brief hiatus from publishing, the acclaimed designer and best-selling author of How to Draw and How to Render is back to remind the industry why he continues to be a force, with a wide, imaginative range of vehicles represented in the book. From futuristic hot rods and otherworldly rovers, to superhero-worthy sports cars and equally incredible headgear, Robertson’s latest sketches were created over the last three years, and are now ready to transport you beyond your own imagination.
Creativity has no boundaries, geographic or otherwise, which is what the 15 international artists of The Line Art Challenge, set out to prove when they embarked on an artistic feat to each produce 100 sketches in 100 days. Based in 11 different countries, the artists used modern communication methods to share their work and motivate and inspire each other across continents to reach their collective goal of 1,000 traditional sketches. While the final drawing tally was 850, the resulting artwork from this challenge is remarkable in its diversity and complexity: fantastic warriors, menacing space beasts, Gigeresque villains, and whimsical everyday heroes are among the characters you’ll meet in this unique collection.
Three years ago, car designer Olivier Gamiette became fascinated with how watches work and began drawing them in his spare time. He started to educate himself on the different elements that watches possess and how to define their proportions. His goal was to not only draw credible and realistic watches, but also to have them tell time in ways he had never seen before. Thirty-four extraordinary concept watch designs later, SOON presents Gamiette’s creations in all their glory. Meet Sentinelle with its six rotating glass cylinders, the futuristic Celerity with horn-like propellers, and Sublissime with its mesmerizing crisscrossing bands. Discover these timepieces and the magic each one holds through Gamiette’s thoughtful watch descriptions, in-depth design tutorials, and, above all, his conceptual masterpieces.
From animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Batman to video games The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, the 10 concept designers of Punch Drunk Moustache 2 have thrilled audiences worldwide with their work on some of the most popular animated films, TV shows and video games produced today. Prepare to be knocked out by more imaginative worlds and characters created by artists John-Paul Balmet, Molly Denmark, Andre Kirk, Dela Longfish, Jim Moore, Will Nichols, Carlos Sanchez, Jeff Sangalli, Amy Beth Christenson Smith, and Chris Voy, whose original art and stories will take you to fascinating imaginary lands.
In 2005 Chris Ayers was working as a character designer and concept artist in the Los Angeles film industry. On April Fool's Day his career–and everything else for that matter–was put on hold when a cancer diagnosis of acute myelogenous leukemia slammed its massive fist down on the PAUSE button of life's remote control. Fortunately, though, that pause did not become STOP and a premature EJECT.
After a lengthy and tumultuous period of treatment and physical recovery, Chris devised a personal project to support the continuation of his emotional recovery. By combining two lifelong passions, animals and art, and challenging himself to draw one animal each day for a year, The Daily Zoo was born.
For those of you who have been following the Zoo since its early inception, you'll know that the project proved to be so therapeutic and creatively satisfying that he continued it beyond its initial yearlong timeframe. At the time of writing the introduction to this book, Chris is nearing the end of Year Seven, which will culminate with Day 2,559. That's a lot of drawings…but what he feels is the bigger accomplishment–and what he is most grateful for–is that it also marks a lot of days of being in remission from the leukemia.
“The painter laureate of the car” —AutoWeek
Be dazzled by gorgeous paintings from award-winning automotive artist Harold Cleworth. From illustrating the elegant curves of the multimillion-dollar 1936 Bugatti Atlantic, to perfectly depicting the brilliance of the head-turning red of Ferraris past and present, Cleworth brings an incredible photo-like quality to his work that not only captures the beauty of a car, but elevates it. With a precision that is beyond photography, it is no wonder that he is one of the world's most sought-after artists: commissioned by car companies to paint originals of their newest models, and by celebrities and private collectors to create portraits of their beloved automobiles.
CLEWORTH: an ARTFULLlife is the first publication to compile his life’s work, and is a captivating visual journey of an illustrious career that has spanned almost four decades. A must-have for automobile aficionados, it features Cleworth's most highly coveted paintings to date, and the fascinating stories behind them.
The highly anticipated follow up to Structura and Structura 2, Structura 3 is the newest collection of images from HALO art director, Sparth, which takes viewers on an amazing journey to imaginary lands. As with his prior best selling books, Structura 3 will not only share his fascinating artwork but will also have tips of the trade for creating believable digital environments and lands. Step-by-step tutorials will provide anyone with the educational tools necessary to design their own fantastical worlds. This next addition to the Structura library is not to be missed!
The beautiful minds of six extremely successful women artists in the entertainment industry present LOVELY: LADIES OF ANIMATION. The history of art in animation has had many female heroes, this elite group is continuing the tradition and building upon it. Featuring the first published personal works by Lorelay Bove, Lisa Keene and Claire Keane, this title is an indispensable addition to the library of those interested in animation. With a variety of styles from graphic works to realistic portraits, these images will inspire and delight the viewer with each turn of the page.