Book Review: CG Galaxy II: Top Chinese CG Artists and Their Works


Fantastic artbook featuring Chinese artists

Seems like there are two publishers for this book. One's Gingko Press and the other's Basheer Graphic Books. Mine's the review copy provided by Basheer.

CG Galaxy II is similar in presentation style to the Fantasy+ series of artbooks that I've reviewed. The artbook is a big 192-page paperback. Inside, the artworks are all reproduced nicely in large high resolution prints.

This is an artist focused book, specifically on Chinese artists, featuring concept art. It's great to see a gallery of amazing artworks from the Chinese artists included. In many of the artworks, you can see the Chinese influence to design and characters.

The standard and quality of work featured is high. There are lots of cool character art and background paintings. Most are fantasy art, with only some sci-fi pieces. There are personal projects as well as those designed for games. The level of detail is great, and also the sense of colours and composition. Many pieces are printed to the edge of the page and those look really great at such huge sizes, and deserve closer and longer look.

There are 34 artists, and each has a short profile description and a two-question interview. They are too brief really. The artworks are titled but there are no additional commentary. The lack of text is not really much an issue as the artworks speak for themselves.

CG Galaxy II is a wonderful art collection compiled by CYPI and http://huoshen.com/. Highly recommended to those into fantasy art.

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This book was borrowed from Basheer Graphic Books for review purposes. You can order the book from them. Check with Basheer on Facebook or visit their website.

CG Galaxy II: Top Chinese CG Artists and Their Works is available at Amazon (US | CA | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | JP) and Book Depository

CG Galaxy II: Top Chinese CG Artists and Their Works
Li Jian

CG Galaxy II: Top Chinese CG Artists and Their Works
Zhang Huanhuan

CG Galaxy II: Top Chinese CG Artists and Their Works
Dong Hang

CG Galaxy II: Top Chinese CG Artists and Their Works
Li Shuangyue

CG Galaxy II: Top Chinese CG Artists and Their Works
Song Qijin

CG Galaxy II: Top Chinese CG Artists and Their Works
Mano Models

CG Galaxy II: Top Chinese CG Artists and Their Works
Wang Ning

CG Galaxy II: Top Chinese CG Artists and Their Works
Zhang Luye

CG Galaxy II: Top Chinese CG Artists and Their Works
Dong Shaohua

CG Galaxy II: Top Chinese CG Artists and Their Works
Du Zijun

CG Galaxy II: Top Chinese CG Artists and Their Works
Guan Jian

CG Galaxy II: Top Chinese CG Artists and Their Works
Cai Zhichao

CG Galaxy II: Top Chinese CG Artists and Their Works
Sun Na

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