Revel in the dark delights of the macabre in this artistic exploration of all things grim and Gothic.
Sketching from the Imagination: Dark Arts focuses on horror, Gothic, and the macabre. Glimpse inside the sketchbooks of fifty accomplished artists from various fields as they share their inspiration, favorite tools, and techniques. Grisly beasts, morbid figures, foreboding compositions, and unearthly concepts line the pages of this darkly alluring volume. Observe hundreds of sketches and absorb the thought-provoking words and advice of illustrators, concept artists, and 3D artists alike. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced artist, or just a lover of the dark arts, you’re sure to find something to inspire and intrigue.
Softback 320 pages
Dimensions: 210mm x 230mm
Paper quality: Full-color premium paper pages
Bertolin, Paride “JAB”
Craww (Friend, Shaun)
Dibujante Nocturno (Garcés, Fran)
Gist, E. M.
Harding, Abigail J. (“Abz”)
Hrabota Lesser, Jennifer
Iannocent (Permana, Ian)
Lecouffe Deharme, Bastien
Murray, Ryan & Matthew
Pentasticarts (Catimbang, Joseph)
Rotten Fantom (Snegotskii, Elena & Vladimir)
Vair Duncan, Jonathan
Wolfe Connelly, Sam
ZIUK (Quiza, Edu)
The “dark arts” is an exploration of images mainly associated with mortality – concerning issues most people prefer to leave hidden in the shadows; in the ground.
However, if you were to look deeper, there is often a peaceful mindfulness to be found, as the artist seeks out what is not only hidden in the earth, but also hidden in the mind. If you venture out of your comfort zone to appreciate the images by the fantastic artists in this book, you can see what lies beneath, making it possible to grow closer to the truth of us all.
Concept artist/fine artist