Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Feature - The Art of Syd Mead

When you hear or read the name Syd Mead, you should become instantly familiar with the man who changed the look of modern Science Fiction cinema. With a distinctive style, a super human set of technical design skills and a client list that spans decades, Syd Mead is possibly one of the most influential designers alive (and still working) today.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Book Review: The Explorer's Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures

What immediately struck me with this book was how stunning the art work was inside and the pages throughout, have been designed and ordered in a very clear and easy to follow way. Its something that is just a joy to sit and look through and, at the same time, is instructional and full of great advice that includes an all important designer methodology and approach.

Like many of the 'Art Technique' books on the market, it does go into a little detail about how to use colour, perspective and what workspace and tools you could use an think about but, doesn't devote many pages to doing so. That being said, in this book, there's more technical advice and tips dotted throughout than some of the other technique books I have read.


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