It's always a delight to read the Digital Art Masters series of books. They are saturated with inspiration, information and insight.
Volume 6 continues to impress. There are 50 artists included, and that is a lot. At 320 pages here, it's slightly more than Volume 5. The printed quality is similar to previous books, which is good.
The illustrations included are beautiful, as usual. It's hard to pick favourites. They are grouped into scenes, characters, fantasy, sci-fi and cartoon. The subjects drawn are incredibly varied. The thing constant is, every artist will give you an element of surprise and awe. The style ranges from impressionist painterly style to photo-realistic to 3D renders.
Some of the work are already been displayed online, such as the amazing 3D model of Meny Hilsenrad's Classroom. The book offers more with the commentary that looks into the creation processes of these detailed pieces of art. There are snapshots of work in progress, with the artists explaining some tips and techniques in first person. You can better appreciate the art when you know how they were made.
This book is a great source of inspiration.
Highly recommended to digital artists.
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