Book Review: Infected by Art Volume Two

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I only found out about Infected by Art after seeing this book on Amazon. The artworks featured are from their IBA website. IBA is a huge online platform where artists can submit their works, and through voting and judging, the artworks are selected for inclusion in the book. Volume three is already in the pipeline.

The works are mostly fantasy art with just a handful of sci-fi art. The book kinda reminds me of the Spectrum series of artbooks, however the Spectrum artbooks have more variety in terms of subjects as for IBA it's mostly about characters and some creatures.

Having said that, the art in this book are beautiful. What's interesting for me is to see some familiar names who are also displaying their artworks there, such as Peter Mohrbacher, Joe Jusko, Patrick Jones, Donato Giancola and many other artists. Over 300 pieces of artworks are included in this 304-page hardcover.

The artworks are grouped by the type of media used, namely oil, acrylic, watercolour, digital, pen, ink, pencil and mixed media (sculptures actually).

I guess the only downside is the paper used seems thin. The printing quality is decent enough.

Overall, it's a good art compilation to check out. And definitely visit Infected by Art website for more artworks.

Infected by Art Volume Two is available at Amazon (US | CA | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | JP | CN) and Book Depository

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Patrick Jone's work on the left. He recently released a book called Sci-Fi & Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques

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This is from Peter Mohrbacher whom I've interviewed before.

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Jim Burns also had an artbook out this year called The Art of Jim Burns: Hyperluminal

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This art by Allen Douglas happens to be the cover of Fantasy+4

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Definitely also check out The Art of Joe Jusko (left).

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