Two years has passed since the first artbook Foundation 1 from FZD School of Design was out. The second volume is every bit as good as the first one.
The book features 200 pages of concept art from the students, art directors and Feng Zhu himself. The sketches and paintings are part of student projects and demonstrations. You might have seen some on Feng Zhu's blog before.
The amount and the quality of work included are astonishing. Every page is just filled to the brim. Majority are scene paintings of environments and worlds. Those are really detailed and you have to look at them intently to discover that every part of the scene is carefully thought out and drawn. Those are the student works. Feng Zhu's work are also detailed but more suggestive and evocative of the mood and atmosphere.
There are a couple of character designs but not much.
This is certainly an awe-inspiring book. As a portfolio book for the students, it's really impressive. And it also a good way to let the world know about FZD School of Design.
The first artbook was sold out promptly after release. And this second volume is also in limited quantity. You can order the books from FZD's book webpage. The book is only sold at FZD School of Design. If you want to walk in, the address is 83 Amoy Street, Singapore 069902 and their reception is on level 4.
The price of the book is SGD $69.55 (around US$56) not including shipping. Pricey. Shipping from Singapore is going to be quite expensive based on the comments I received from the first book's review. When you send in your enquiries, share the shipping cost you receive in the comments section below.
Their email is contact at fzdschool dot com