Well here you go all three! animated gif I made this year.
PS: it was time to write new journal entry
Kiriban is claimed, two lucky persons and one runner-up Won't announce their names, at least not yet, but special thanks for them
PS: 500K next goal?! ...maybe not, I would need to start draw porn to get that before I die
PS: Only first one who send me note get the print if there's more than one kiriban catchers.
- Listening to: Sepultura, Chaos A.D.
- Playing: Tomb Raider Rise of something
- Listening to: Ugress
- Reading: Expanse serie
- Watching: Expanse serie
- Playing: Fallout 4
- Listening to: Ugress
- Reading: Expanse serie
- Playing: Life is Strange
- Listening to: Tiger Lillies
- Reading: Expanse serie
- Playing: Witcher3
Comic illustrations from Humberto Ramos. 48 full color pages, mostly DC and Marvel characters. Solid stuff from Ramos, but no his best stuff.
BOMBSHELLS: A Terry Dodson Sketchbook
Terry Dodson's sexy ladies sketches and line art (couple guys and robots too, but who care). Don't let sketchbook name fool you, no quick sketches there. 48 pages of sexy boobs. Out of print, so can be close to 50usd
Imaginary Places, the Art of Marco Bucci
Environment paintings from Marco Bucci. I like his stuff, but this book was dull for me. Not so great paintings and many full page pics doesn't work in so big size.
Pac23 Sketchbook vol1
First sketchbook from Francisco Perez aka Pac23. Not small sized (but not thick) book so drawings are large enough. There is line drawings from his great illustrations and lots of random sketches and doodles... bit too random for my taste. Skipped many pages just because didn't find anything interesting in them.
Monster & Dames, Emerald City Comicon artbooks (2010 and 2011)
Emerald City comicon's artbooks (sold to rise money for children hospitals). Illustrations from comic and other illustrators. 48pages of monsters and dames. There is pics from very big names and not so big... and quality varies too, but not too much. Both of these are sold out and had limited prints.
the Art of SW Force Unleashed
Reading this book made me angry. If you believe this book, the game made by committee of marketing idiots. "Main character HAVE to be 20 (+-2) year old human male so everyone can related to him" and so on... Art part is mediocre. Couple cooler concept art pics, but mostly from meh to OK.
So now what do we do? Drawings by Wade Schin & Andrew Wilson
Thin artbook from Wade Schin & Andrew Wilson. Wade's stuff doesn't work for me (cover pic) and Andrew's doodles are nice (not for kids stuff), but placed over restaurant menu... I would call this more of sketchbook.
Daphne01, sketches by Daphne Yap
160 pages of Daphne Yap's black and white drawings. If nothing else these pics are full of details. Size is bit strange 0.5 x 7 x 11.8 inches. This is 10year old book, but can still be found and paper pack edition is 20usd, not bad.
Earlier "reviews": 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Avatar, the Last Airbender - the Art of the Animated Series
Art from first Avatar animated series. Good (big) art book not just for the fans, but also people who are interested of art of animation.
Eye Candy, from strangers 1.0
Fairy Quest: The Narrator's Book
Intron Depot 4, Bullets
Fourth of Masamune Shirow's Intron Depot artbooks. Lots of mech and character design drawings for different games and anime series. Not his best works, but still enough of cool stuff... and this doesn't have his porn stuff so you don't need to hide it
yoshitoshi ABe lain illustrations
Yoshitoshi ABe's illustrations and concept art for Lain anime series. I like his works and this book has some nice pics, but also lots of full page crap. Big fan enough and you like it, for rest of people not so great.
Monster Hunter Illustrations
Thick book of Monster Hunter games concept art. Huge amount of character, armor, weapon and monster drawings, but many times size of each drawing is bit too small because pages aren't very big and they're packed with drawings.
Gil Elvgren: All His Glamorous American Pin-Ups (Taschen 25th Anniversary Special Editions)
Gil Elvgren's classic pin-up pics in this thick book (270 pages).
the Last Hero
This is Terry Pratchett's book with Paul Kidby's illustrations so not really art book, but there is more illustrations to call it one. And Kidby's style is awesome.
Ugetsu Hakua: UE4 Rough Sketch, Eidos & Boundary in the World Dounjinshi
Ugetsu Hakua's mini artbooks and sketchbooks. Very thin (20-30 page each) "books". Sexy illustrations and sketches.
Valkyria Chronicles, Design Archives
Art of Valkyria Chronicles game. This one has design drawings of anything in the game. Each character, gun, tank, insignia... Lots of stuff.
Let's continue after couple week break. This time art of Blizzard and SW episode1-3 and Mass Effect.
Art of Star Wars Episode1-3
the Art of SW Episode 1, notebook
Can't really call this artbook. It's very small notebook size thing, but in any case concept drawings are very nice.
Rating: good, but small "book"
the Art if SW Episode 2&3
Lucas hired many big names to draw concept art for new SW movies and you can see it in these books. There is tons of awesome designs which you never see in the movies. Also good stories how Lucas works... or sad when you see all those great ideas wasted because of one man.
Art of Mass Effect
the Art of Mass Effect
Art for first ME game. Good amount early concepts of aliens and evolution how they ended with final looks. This is good example what you put into game art book.
the Art of the Mass Effect Universe
This came out same time with ME3 and it's collection of all three games art so it has also stuff from first art book. If you don't have first game's book, buy this one. Like first one good stuff, but because it squeezes all three games into one book and biggest focus is in with third game you might loose some nice art.
Art of Blizzard
the art of World of Warcraft
and Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, Mist of Bandaria and WoLK Cinematic
These books came with WOW Collectors editions. I'm not sure can you get these anywhere else. Maybe from Blizzard's store?
I have always loved Blizzard's art and Blizzard started hired great artist to design look of WoW... so end result is great and quality of art rises in every book (still my fav's are first and Lich King books).
the Art of Warcraft
Art of first three Warcraft games and some stuff from canceled adventure game. Some of first drawings from first games aren't pretty and some full page cgi cutscene shots seems to be randomly taken, but there is also cool drawings and paintings... at least if you are friend of Warcraft.
the Art of the Trading Card Game (World of Warcraft)
Thick and wide book of WoW card game's art. Lot's of drawings and paintings for the cards from different artists. Quality varies, but mostly lovely illustrations (no concept art for the games in this one).
Art of Diablo3 (and Reapers of Souls -expansion)
Even if some people cry Diablo3 is too colorful, I like art of D3. Ingame has nice fantasy painting look and these books has cool illustrations and concepts of demons from Hell (except female Diablo was bit stupid ). These are also from Collectors Edition boxes, dunno if you can buy them anywhere
Art of Starcraft2 (Wings of Liberty and Heart of Swarm)
I never was big fan of Starcraft games (good games, just not my type of games), but art is still cool... even after they tried to steer away from WH40K Space Marines .
and last one:
the Art of Blizzard
This book is huge and heavy. 376 pages, 12.8 x 9.7 x 1.6 inches and weight a ton... bible of Blizzard art. Collects art from all of their games. Buy this one and then if you need more you can try to hunt those other books.
the Art of Nausicaä
Maybe bit too many random frames from movie, but still lots of beautiful Studio Ghibli paintings and Miyazaki's desings.
Making of Final Fantasy Spirit Within
Too much not interesting storyboard pics and shots from movie.
the Art of Final Fantasy IX
Lots of cool character design drawings and beautiful environment drawings. I would like to have this in hi-res format, drawings are so detailed.
the Ark, Lineage II Illustrations
Korean game designs, solid game concept art.
Frank Miller, the Art of Sin City
If you like Miller's style, you like this book.
Battle Milk 3
Collection of 9 artists concept works. Mostly scifi, fantasy and story book concepts and illustrations. I liked BM2 more.
Birds and Pencils: DUCK
Slim book (48 pages) full of very strange and fun duck drawings.
Keith Parkinson's sketchbook, need to say more?
The Cream of Tank Girl
Art of Miyazaki's Spirited Away
Art of the Lord of the Rings
Art of Massive Black 1 & 2
Concept art and illustrations from games and movies by Massive Black studio. They use some of the best concept artist there is so very cool stuff inside of these books.
Art of Hellboy
Art of Tales from Earthsea
Atlantis, the illustrated Script
Art of Guild Wars 2
Fantasy Plus, Best artworks of Chinese CG artists
Apple Selection, Summer
Joe Chiodo, Artwork: shape, color, and form
Rodney Matthews, Last Ship Home
Prometheus, the art of the film
Art of AVATAR
Encore, by Eric Canete
This huge hardcover book (inside huge box) is one of my treasures and maybe my favorite artbooks ever. Endless amounts full page size awesome drawings from Eric Canete.
Oxide 2, Kim Hyung Tae
Art of Paul Bonner
Paul Bonner is my one of my favorite fantasy illustrators and this book even has his old WH40k ork drawings
the Legend of Korra, the Art of the Animated Series.
Unhuman: The Elephantmen - The Art Of Ladrönn
Midnight Marauder, Art of LeSean Thomas
the Art of Joseph Michael Linsner
Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell: The Ultimate Collection
Art collection of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell. This is maybe best choice if you don't have their artbook already.
Kow Yokoyama, Ma.K. sketchbook
Fables, Covers by James Jean
Lovely cover illustrations for Fables comic. You don't need to even know about comic to love these pics.
Preacher, Covers by Glenn Fabry
Pierre Alary, Sketchbook 2007
Pierre Alary's sketchbook. 32 pages of nice sketches and drawings from this talented Disney's animator and comic artist. Not many pages, but larger size than most sketchbooks (11 x 8.5 inches).
Art of Last of Us
Art of Last of Us game. Good collection of gorgeous environment concept painting and good amount of character concepts. Not much text.
Art of Remember Me
Remember Me game's art book. Very beautiful visions of future Paris. Good game concept art book. Not much text. They had interesting "art tech" in the game, sadly nothing about that in the book.
World of Warcraft: Tribute
Fan art collection. Sadly not the best ones. There is lots of amazing fan art on Blizzard's own WOW website, but only couple found their way on to this book.
Art of Diablo3
Diablo 3 game's artbook. Too colorful!!! naah, I like Blizzard's style and D3 has nice fantasy painting look. This isn't maybe best of their artbooks, but very good stuff anyway.
Art of Arthur Adams vol.1
Arthur Adams (comic artist) art. 48 pages, large black and white drawings. Lots of sexy pinup girls with Adams mad details. Very nice pics with high quality, but no sketches or pages from his comics. Maybe in vol. 2?
Paul Richards small sized artbook/sketchbook (around 100 pages). Everything from scifi tech concepts to monsters, tentacles and X-Rated girls (not for kids). Weird and fun stuff and I love his style. One of my favorite concept artist today.
Paul Bonner Sketches
Paul Bonner's small sketchbook. 44 pages of hand drawn fantasy sketches (mostly goblins and monsters).
Spectrum 20: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
Spectrum's are the best collections of contemporary art and volume 20 continues same superb quality. Different medias, different styles, artists around the world and every page is beautiful. Much better that similar Expose books
Art of Battlefield 4
Battlefield games art never been anything special, but third one was big step forward and latest one, BF4 has some nice environments. This artbook is collection of concept paintings of those environments. Only couple renders from characters and other assets, rest are env concepts. Most of text doesn't have any information value and those few which were talking about making of the game didn't rise my interest. Lots of good real concept paintings, but no painting to put on the wall and say wow.
Mathieu Lauffray's artbook. Great comic artist,concept designer and illustrator. 240 pages, good amount of text, but in French so I didn't understand anything... But art is awesome. Thick and heavy book, lots of pics from his comics, designs for movies, sketches and illustrations.
- Listening to: Biosphere
- Reading: Wool
- Watching: Farscape
- Watching: your DA gallery!
So to thank to you guys who been coming to see my doodles and cyborg babes, I was thinking draw something to lucky person 50.000th visitor. When that magical number is up, send me screencap or some other proof and I draw you something with random style and not determined amount of colors or details. You can suggest what I draw, but it's not going to be commission so can't promise what you get
PS: I have some extra copies of Steam games. I'll have xmas drawing contest later and those games going to be one of the different prizes.
- Listening to: Ugress
- Reading: sci-fi books
- Watching: Kill La Kill
- Playing: KotOR
- Eating: Chicken, good!
- Playing: Rock Runners
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