John Howe: Fantasy Art Workshop

John Howe: Fantasy Art Workshop


By (author) John Howe, Foreword by Terry Gilliam, Afterword by Alan Lee

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  • Publisher: IMPACT Books
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 225mm x 254mm
  • Publication date: 26 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Ohio
  • ISBN 10: 1600610099
  • ISBN 13: 9781600610097
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 417,342

Product description

'Here's how I do it, and why': this is the premise behind John Howe's first practical exploration of his artistic inspirations, approaches and techniques. This title will appeal to practical artists and fans of John Howe's work by providing step-by-step demonstrations, sketches and oustanding finished paintings, some designed specifically for this book. It covers a wide range of subjects essential to any aspiring fantasy artist, including materials and the creative process, and drawing and painting humans, beasts, landscapes and architecture. The final section of the book provides further inspiration and guidance on presenting work in various forms including film work, book covers and advertising, all areas John Howe has vast experience in. It includes foreword written by groundbreaking film director, Terry Gilliam, with an Afterword by Alan Lee, the Oscar winning world-class illustrator.

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Author information

John Howe was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1957. He attended the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Strasbourg. He has had three monographical titles published on his work, including Myth and Magic (Harper Collins, 2001) and worked extensively on the conceptual art for The Lord Of The Rings films with artist Alan Lee and director Peter Jackson. He lives in Switzerland.

Table of contents

Foreword by Terry Gilliam; Introduction; 1 The Creative Process; Narratives, Themes and Inspiration - Reference Materials - The Working Environment; 2 Materials and Techniques; Drawing Materials, Sketches and Sketchbooks - Painting Materials and Mixing Media; 3 Beings; Human Beings - Fantasy Beings - Fantasy Beasts; 4 Backdrops; Landscapes - Architecture - Atmospheres; 5 Presenting Your Work; John Howe's Work and Career - Film Work and Set Design - Book Covers - Lettering, Borders, Patterns, Panels - Data Storage; Afterword by Alan Lee; Index.