There were a lot of amazing artbooks released in October 2014, I presume for the upcoming holiday shopping season. And now the last two months of 2014 are upon us. These books below will be coming in November 2014.
If you know of artbooks not on the list, let me know in the comments section below.
Sketch!: The Non-Artist's Guide to Inspiration, Technique, and Drawing Daily Life by France Belleville-Van Stone
France Belleville-Van Stone is a terrific sketcher and I follow her blog regularly. She's great at using the iPad for digital sketches in addition to traditional media. I like how she captures mundane scene and make them worth sketching. I will definitely be buying this book.
Inside The Art Studio: A Guided Tour of 37 Artists' Creative Spaces by Mary Burzlaff Bostic
Publisher North Light Books and author Mary Burzlaff Bostic will give a tour of 37 artists' studios inside this book. You'll see how the artists adapt existing space into working studios. You can learn from their experience and build your own studio from home. The behind-the-scenes photographs should be great.
You can check out more books relating to workspaces at https://www.parkablogs.com/category/tags/workspace
Drawing Beautiful Women: The Frank Cho Method
Frank Cho, the acclaimed creator of Liberty Meadows, will share his tips on drawing beautiful women in this 120-page book published by Flesk Publications. There will be tutorials on anatomy drawing and using different medium.
Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
The fantasy art annual Spectrum is back again in November. It's always a value for money. Volume 21 will have 304 pages featuring artworks from over 300 artists from over the world. You can check out all previous volumes I've reviewed at https://www.parkablogs.com/category/tags/spectrum
Dishonored: The Dunwall Archives
This should be more of a companion rather than an artbook for the video game Dishonored. It's going to have artworks, manuscripts, profiles and other information about and from the game. There will be 184 pages.
Fun fact: Amazon USA listed this with only 1 page. LOL
How to Render: the fundamentals of light, shadow and reflectivity
Here's the sequel to the popular book How to Draw: drawing and sketching objects and environments from your imagination also by authors Scott Robertson and Thomas Bertling. This volume will cover more fundamentals, specifically on light, shadow and reflectivity. I expect it to be in the same tutorial style as the earlier book.
The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio
Publisher Abrams ComicArts will be putting out this 384-page thick artbook of Simon and Kirby's comic art. Joe Simon and Jack Kirby are the comic masters from the 1940s. This should be an interesting book for those who follow comics in the Golden Age.
The Art of Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson, artist of the popular comic strip Cul de Sac, will be having an artbook to celebrate his comics, illustration work, caricatures and other creations. I love the style of his art and really looking forward to the book.
The Art of Dragon Age: Inquisition
The game Dragon Age Inquisition will be released on 18 Nov 2014 and the companion artbook will be released on the same day. Looks like this is going to be a fantasy artbook with dragons and warriors.
Here's the trailer for the game:
The Art of Paperblue
This concept artbook of Korean artist Jae-Cheol Park (aka Paperblue) has been postponed a few times already. Hopefully, it will finally be out in November. There will be 10 full-length tutorials. See the page previews at Design Studio Press's website.
The Art of Assassin's Creed Unity
The artbook for Assassin's Creed Unity will be coming out on the same day as the game, 11 Nov 2014.
The Art of Robert E McGinnis
Robert McGinnis is an American artist and illustrator known for his book covers and film posters. I had reviewed his artbook Tapestry The Paintings of Robert E. McGinnis before so I hope there would not be much duplication in this 176-page hardcover released by Titan Books.
Infected by Art Volume Two
This is a compilation artbook featuring fantasy, sci-fi and horror artists. It sounds like the Spectrum series of artbooks but I can't say for sure since I've not seen their first volume.
Frazetta Sketchbook, Vol. II
The first volume which I had reviewed was 134 pages. This second volume is going to be 160 pages. Looks like there may yet to be more art from Frank Frazetta that we haven't seen.
To see more upcoming books, visit https://www.parkablogs.com/content/upcoming-art-books