- Full Description
"A carefully curated selection of previously uncollected images." Personal commentary accompanies most works. Then a chapter explores working with models, with paintings of their favorites to work with. "Ask the Artists" offers hints and tips, and the final chapter talks about their collaborations, "Working Together."
As two of the most acclaimed and popular artists working in fantasy today, Boris and Julie create an amazing variety of commercial work (and much is shown here) for album covers, trading cards, posters, and special commissions. Plus each year they do 12 entirely new works for their calendar, featuring beautiful women in fantasy worlds. And there are fine personal works here, too.
Artist Boris Vallejo is renowned for his paintings of strong, powerful maidens, heroic men, and fearsome monsters, while his wife and partner, Julie Bell, is revered for her unique sense of color and dramatic composition. There are some very unusual pieces here, showing a different side of their creativity, from classic full nudes to humorous pieces for top films in the past few years. Here are their trademark fantastical, otherworldly landscapes, while these gorgeous pieces reflect a new level of maturity and sophistication. Capturing the pursuits that currently inspire the artists, these works resonate with a startling new emotional depth that adds magnitude to their brawny heroes and powerful heroines.
The images are accompanied by fascinating text that provides unique insight into each artist's process as well as biographical stories that reveal their personal histories, the influences that have shaped them, the ideas that inspire them, and their future professional aspirations.
Also, for the first time ever, this outstanding compendium includes--in a gold envelope in the rear--ten stunning 8 -1/2" x 11" art prints to be removed and displayed.
Note: Copies have a black remainder mark on the endpages, and are scuffed or bumped.
- Additional Information
Item Code BVJBDH Publisher Harper Publish Date 2014 ISBN 9780062242709 Condition Copies have a black remainder mark on the endpages and are scuffed or bumped. Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 9x11 # Pages 192pg Color Full Color