An exclusive selection of awe-inspiring concept designs and sketches from some of the world's most talented artists.
Whether scribbled in a sketchpad or on a napkin, concepts are a way for artists to develop their skills and discover interesting shapes and forms that can be developed into their next masterpiece.
In Sketching from the Imagination, 50 talented traditional and digital artists have been chosen to share their sketchbooks and explain the reasons behind their design decisions.
A visually stunning collection packed full of useful tips, Sketching from the Imagination is a master class in concept design to inspire artists of all abilities.
Softback 320 pages
Dimensions: 210mm x 230mm
Paper quality: Full colour premium paper pages
"This book is an inspiring and informative look into the minds, and behind the scenes, of this highly skilled group of artists, as they break down what it takes to bring their amazing visions to life. It is the kind of book you can go through again and again, learning something new each time..."
Brom - Artist and Writer of All Things Rotten
"Sketching from the Imagination delves into the minds of a wide variety of talented artists, demonstrating their ability to produce fantastic drawings and illustrations, from initial ideas to accomplished concepts. This is a great guide for anyone wishing to improve their creative skills, or simply be excited by innovative and inspirational art."
Jason Horley - Matte Painting Supervisor and Concept Artist
"What a fantastic book: every page is alive with energy and imagination. I really felt as though the featured artists had granted me special permission to peer inside their heads at the creative process. It's exhilarating to see ideas in such a raw form. Very personal, extremely beautiful and completely inspiring."
Matt Dixon - Freelance illustrator
The 50 Featured Artists
Dave (Loopydave) Dunstan
Jose (The Chulo) Gomez
Sterling Clinton Hundley
Bastien Lecouffe Deharme
Felipe Pizarro SÃ¡enz De Urtury
Anthony S Rivero
Julian Totino Tedesco
Joe Weatherlyv Allen Williams
- Inspiration throughout Review by Michael
- Great artists! Review by Matthias
- Piece of ART! Review by Alexander
- Great to have Review by Mateusz
Honestly, when I purchased this book I have hoped for some detailed descriptions that would improve my sketching skills. Although it only has tips and brief stories behind the sketches, I am fully satisfied with it. This book is mostly visual collaboration of truly amazing and inspiring art. (Posted on 08/05/2015)
- Truly inspiring book Review by Mikhail
- A collection of inspiration Review by Chung Wong - 3d Artist
- Inspiring Review by Aleksandra
- Great resource Review by Andrew
- A book full of inspiration Review by Jeroen
- Inspirational collection of styles and thoughts from wide variety of artists Review by JPL
This book is a bit different.
You get to glimpse into sketchbook of artists that work daily on fields of movies, games, print and media.
Seeing the sketches and reading the artists comments gives much more complete view of the creative process that goes in to these illustrations.
Sometimes there is the first idea sketched on the paper, other times you can see the design dead ends that refined what final design should be. There is also just fun doodles without any grand goal .
I really liked this book, it inspired me to pick up pencil and start sketching daily again.
(There is small error that hopefully gets fixed in future editions. Hudley, Sterling Clintons & Larson, Abigails texts are identical) (Posted on 07/11/2013)
- This book is awesome Review by Noelia
- Really Helpful! Review by Daniel
- Excellent book Review by Amy
- Booster for your own creativity well. Review by Martin
- Excellent book Review by Steve
(Posted on 22/10/2013)
- Great Review by George
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