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I was trying to postpone this contest until the arrival of the last 2 art books on my shopping list, The Art of Tron: Legacy and The Art of District 9. Sorry about the missing review for the Tron: Legacy art book but my shipment is running later than usual. Anyway, I saw the book at the bookshop and it's feels more like a picture book than an art book. Stay tuned for a more detailed review that should appear, hopefully, within this week.
2010 is another year with a bumper load of art books. For this last contest of the year, just comment on which are your favourite art books for the year. Take this as an opportunity to share with others what you like.
As usual, thanks to all the readers who have bought books here, commented, linked back, followed me on twitter, subscribed the RSS, joined as a blog follower (on the sidebar by the right) or threw me a helpful vote on Amazon! Your support made this contest possible.
- List your 3 favourite art books from 2010 (a list to give you ideas). Add a few sentences on why you like them in the comments section.
- For contact purposes, leave your email in the form text box asking for your email (so that other people cannot see your email).
- One winner will be chosen randomly
- Prize: The winner will get to choose any artbook(s) from the list of books reviewed or the list of upcoming books worth $50 - You can get two books under $25 each.
- Bonus prize: If you've reviewed any art books on the forum, you get $20 additional.
- This contest is open to everyone
- Results will be announced after the deadline
To serve as an example, let me start with my favourite art books, in no particular order. You don't have to post ten books like me, although if you post more I don't mind.
The Art of How to Train Your Dragon is a beautiful art book for the charming animated film.
Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Art of the Animated Series is filled with beautiful anime art for an equally wonderful anime.
Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes is the art book comic fans have been waiting for. It went out of stock real fast.
Dofus 2.0 Artbook for the MMORPG game is loaded with lots of nice character designs. It's beautiful and colourful.
Framed Ink: Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers is a book on composition that all artists should have.
The Art of Drew Struzan is one of those art books that sold out real fast this year. The book collects close to 30 years of stunning work from Drew Struzan.
Icons: The DC Comics & Wildstorm Art of Jim Lee is an art book that highlights the amazing dedication to comics from Jim Lee.
Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter is a very accessible guide that's filled with interesting and useful information on color and light. It teaches stuff you won't find in other books.