Book Review: Spectrum 16: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

Spectrum 16

I managed to grab this book at a local bookshop which is really great because I can put this review out faster.

If you have previous copies of Spectrum, you already know what to expect. Spectrum 16: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art is a thick 264-page art annual filled with amazing art, reproduced brilliantly on low glossy paper. There are both paperback and hardcover editions.

This year, the winner for the Grand Master Award is Richard Corben.

Other than him, there are a ton of other great artists included like Iain McCaig, Jon Foster, Melaine Delon (who drew the cover painting), Jason Chan, Adam Hughes, Brom, Paul Bonner, James Gurney, Andrew Jones and many new fresh artists. All their websites and contact information are included in the index and the back should you want to check out more of their work.

The illustrations are grouped into different categories, namely Advertising, Book, Comics, Concept Art, Dimensional, Editorial, Institutional and Unpublished. What you'll see are environment paintings, character designs, game art, sculptures, Fine Art, and just basically whatever you can think of.

Spectrum 16: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art continues to be one of the best valued and inspiration art annuals around. Highly recommended to artists, art directors and anyone into fantasy art, or into fantastic art.

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