- ペーパーバック: 144ページ
- 出版社: Impact (2008/6/27)
- 言語: 英語
- ISBN-10: 1600610234
- ISBN-13: 978-1600610233
- 発売日： 2008/6/27
- 商品パッケージの寸法: 21 x 0.9 x 27.3 cm
- おすすめ度： 2件のカスタマーレビュー
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: 洋書 - 113,685位 (洋書の売れ筋ランキングを見る)
Mechanika: Creating The Art of Science Fiction (英語) ペーパーバック – 2008/6/27
Readers will get the inside scoop with step-by-step science fiction art instruction that shows the processes, techniques and theories of an award-winning entertainment artist who has worked on many popular and sensational properties, including "Star Wars", "War of the Worlds", "Terminator" and "Back to the Future".Readers will learn to draw the creatures, robots, craft and drama of distant worlds. This book gives expert advice and showcases the author's visual style through the creation of this phenomenal style of art.
Doug Chiang has earned an Academy Award, two British Academy Awards, and a Clio Award. He joined Industrial Light and Magic in 1989 and Lucasfilm LTD in 1995, becoming creative director and visual effects art director. He has written and illustrated several books and his artwork has been in major exhibitions. www.dchiang.com, www.imagemoversdigital.com
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In this book are 30 lessons and step-by-step tutorials for creating science fiction art, mainly robots. There are details and tips for using Photoshop.
Through these pages, one can see Doug Chiang's process of creating sci-fi concept art. It's always interesting to find out how other artist work, especially one of such high caliber.
His work has also appeared in other books like Robota, and The Art of Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith.
(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
What seperates this book from other "how-to" books in this design field is it's engaging simplicity in execution. Doug's broken the book into easy-to-browse chapters that cover different techniques and design subject matter in each. This is to it's benefit, as each step encompasses not only fundamental techniques of execution, but Doug's insights on the design of the subject matter. There is little, if any, over-explaining. The instructional images do the talking with simple text accompanying each.
Did I mention it's really hard to find a good (if any) book on marker techniques? This one's the best I've seen. So if you've been thinking about trying markers as a new style, this is a must have.
An all-out great purchase and true bargain considering you get a concept design, multiple-technique, step-by-step package by a truly exceptional and highly respected industry artist.
The author does an excellent job explaining both the technical aspects of the drawings, but also how he goes about the design process. There are dozens of designs explored, each emphasizing either a different approach or a different subject in a step-by-step manner.
There are other books of this nature available, but they are generally not as well thought out or organized as Mechanika. It seems like there was a real effort put into this book towards covering a wide variety of subjects in a detailed manner, and it really shows. The little tips sprinkled throughout the book make it invaluable.
This book should age well with the viewer, and long after all of the tips and techniques have been absorbed I imagine it will still be an excellent source of inspiration to thumb through from time to time.