An inspiring collection of drawings and articles exploring the sketchbooks and artistic practices of 50 talented sci-fi concept artists.
Sketches and drawings are the foundations of great art, where thoughts and concepts first come to life as an image. In Sketching from the Imagination: Sci-fi, 50 talented traditional and digital artists showcase their sketches, share their inspirations, and explain their approaches to drawing sci-fi art. From doodles of robots and aliens, to concept designs for spaceships and speculative life-forms, Sketching from the Imagination: Sci-fi is a visually stunning collection packed with useful tips and creative insights – an invaluable resource that will inspire artists of all abilities.
Softback 320 pages
Dimensions: 210mm x 230mm
Paper quality: Full-color premium paper pages
Ian Jun Wei Chiew
Chris Thomas Sanders
Al Jerek Torrijas
“It’s great to see a book showcasing beautiful paintings; however it’s a rare thing to see the true bones of a masterpiece. This collection of drawings and sketches lets you see just that: the initial ideas and designs created by these talented artists. This is an incredible feast for the eyes for everyone, from the novice to the professional, and most of all the artist in all of us”
Freelance Conceptual Artist/Illustrator
“Sketching from the Imagination: Sci-fi is chock-full of fresh inspiration! This beautifully designed book includes a fantastic collection of sketches, along with helpful descriptions and tips by talented artists. Sketching ideas is one of an artist’s most valuable skills. Whether you are a 2D or 3D artist, this is a must read”
Freelance Creature Designer
“This book is a perfect fit for anyone who’s interested in learning more about sketching. Every page is filled with truly insightful words and awe-inspiring sketches that will make you want to take up your pencil, start sketching and get lost in your imagination”
Illustrator/Visual Development Artist
“This book contains the essentials for discovering new methods for refreshing your ideas and techniques for sketching sci-fi. As an avid admirer of sketching, I find it beneficial for both beginners and more professional artists. After reading it, the only question that remains is, ‘What brush will I pick for my new sketches?’”
“Sketching is the most important stage of producing creative work. As an illustrator, it is where the fun part of the creative process begins. This book gives us a closer look at those ‘fun’ moments from various artists across the globe – a rare peek at their sketching process which sometimes tells more stories than the finished works”