Book Review: Structura 3: The Art of Sparth

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So this artbook got postponed a few times but it's finally out.

This is Sparth's third artbook. It's still has 160 pages but the size has increased to slightly larger than A4 size. His first and second books are smaller.

Majority of the artworks are in portrait mode and the new presentation allows them to be printed huge. Size does make an impact when viewing the art and it's awesome to see those beautiful paintings so big. Several horizontal pieces are printed across two pages so that's even bigger. Reproduction quality from publisher Design Studio Press is high as usual.

It's always a delight to see new works from Sparth. I love the style of his sci-fi art, the play on shapes, textures, composition, lighting, details and colours. The designs look great. Featured in the book are work created for book covers, video games (Halo 4) and his personal pieces, some of which are created in 30 minutes but definitely do not look so.

Other than the art, there are 24 pages of tutorial that looks at the design and thought process of Sparth. He talks about the brushes and his digital techniques that he uses.

This book is available in paperback and hardcover.

Highly recommended to those who like sci-fi and environment art.

Structura 3: The Art of Sparth is available at Amazon (US | CA | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | JP | CN) and Book Depository

Here's an interview with Sparth on book 3:

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