Sci-Fi & Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques (Patrick J. Jones) (Paperback)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques (Patrick J. Jones) By Patrick J. Jones, Boris Vallejo (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Patrick J. Jones, Boris Vallejo (Foreword by)
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The secrets of painting Conan, mermaids, and otherworldly creatures, from pencil sketches to finished art An award winning sci-fi and fantasy illustrator offers a masterclass in creating fantastic art in the spirit of Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo. No serious student of sci-fi and fantasy art or oil painting techniques can afford to miss this book with its sharp, unique insights from a true master of the genre. It includes step-by-step stages, plus advice along the way for every aspiring oil painter, illustrator, and gallery artist following their dreams.

About the Author

Patrick J. Jones is an award-winning sci-fi and fantasy artist and teacher. His work is collected and published worldwide, and his client list includes such companies as Disney, Lucasfilm and Roc books. Patrick grew up in the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the violent 30-year conflict known as “the Troubles”. Influenced by artists Boris Vallejo and Frank Frazetta, he spent his days in the sanctuary of rooftops, drawing and dreaming of becoming a fantasy artist, to the din of street riots below. Patrick later spent two years in the merchant navy, after which he moved to London and worked as an illustrator for 15 years before travelling the world once more. Today, Patrick is settled in Brisbane, Australia, where he lives with his wife Cathy and their two scruffy dogs. When he’s not painting, he teaches art at two universities in the city. He is the author of several books, including Oil Painting Masterclass: Layers, Blending and Glazing.

Foreword by Boris Vallejo
Born in Lima, Peru, Boris Vallejo immigrated to the United States as a young man, with just $80 in his pocket. Before long, his incredible oil paintings appeared on the covers of magazines such as Eerie, Creepy, and The Savage Sword of Conan, thus inspiring a new generation of young artists. Since then he has produced decades worth of fantasy art and is admired the world over as one of the all-time greats of the genre. Boris is married to renowned artist Julie Bell, who paints alongside him in their Pennsylvanian studio.

Praise For…

“I expect to be impressed by every piece that comes out of the hands of Patrick. His control of the paint and brushes is truly amazing. His technique is impeccable.” —Boris Vallejo

“Patrick has a fire and a passion in his art that very few have. His understanding of anatomy, design, composition and lighting is excellent. His technique and style are brilliant. But mostly his art is magical.” —Greg Hildebrandt

“Luscious color! That’s the first thing I think when I see one of Patrick’s paintings. Then my eyes roam around and see the silky skin of the characters, the intricate design work of their ornamentation.” —Julie Bell

“Patrick is a phenomenal artist, equally versed in both traditional and digital methods . . . as well as a wonderful teacher.” —Dan Dos Santos

“Bringing his unique blend of exquisite color sense and delicate value control to everything from science fiction to classical mythology, Patrick paints for both the book cover and the museum wall.” —Pat Wilshire, IlluXCon Co-Founder

“Blazing with color and heroics, Patrick's paintings capture the best of what Science Fiction and Fantasy has to offer — deft draftsmanship, killer compositions and sensual atmospheres.” —Donato Giancola

"...amazing." —Bud's Art Books

"Detailed, step-by-step tutorials packed with information, advice, anecdotes, and professional tips and tricks. A must for any serious student of the genre or any fantasy art fan." — Bud Plant

"This book's incredibly informative and a terrific resource for any sci-fi & fantasy oil painter to learn from." —Parka Blogs

"This volume, so generous in its revelations of practice, technique and indeed, homage is, right now, the Art Book to acquire. Utterly indispensable." —Jim Burns, multi award-winning artist

"The best thing about this book is not that the author is an exceptional artist; it’s that he is an amazing teacher." — Wolfbait

Product Details
ISBN: 9780957664937
ISBN-10: 0957664931
Publisher: Korero Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2014
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Patrick J. Jones