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Tom Kidd Fantasy Art Book Review - Other Worlds

Updated on August 18, 2014

Other Worlds by Tom Kidd - fantasy art book

Other World by Tom Kidd - How to paint and create Epic Scenes of Fantasy is 192 pages of fantastic fantasy art and instruction with a beautiful painterly feel from one of the best fantasy artists in the field, Tom Kidd.

As a fantasy art enthusiast and a collector of fantasy art books (both traditional fantasy art and digital fantasy art books) for over twenty years. This book really does rate high on the must have list and for me will be on my bookshelf soon. This fantasy art book has a real quality look and feel to it, due to it being a hardback edition with a beautiful painting for the wrap around cover.

Split into three main sections as follows, the basics of getting started, techniques theory & subject matter and putting it all together, really helps the budding fantasy artists to understand Tom Kidd’s way of working . From this the reader can put into practice what has been learnt with a number of informative step-by-step projects.

The scope of the fantasy art / science fiction artwork within the book ranges from unicorns, dragons, barbarians to strange worldly lanscapes with a science fiction aspect to them. Detail colour and shear imagination are present on almost every page and there really should be something in this book for most fantasy artists.

For me this book really does hit the mark due to the variety of the images and subject matter. The painterly style of Tom kidd is something that can be lost with todays minefield of digital tools.

Every artist, be it a fantasy artist or traditional landscape painter have their own tastes and views but the proof is in the pudding, so see below and make up your own mind.

For me this is a beautiful fantasy art book filled with some strange and stunning fantasy / science fiction art, but let me know what you think, and do you like Tom Kidds style of work.

Lovely detailed drawings to match the great artwork

Beautiful colour fantasy art

Clear step-by-step demonstrations to follow

Like this hub? - If so, take a look at DragonWorld

If you like this book review then take a look at the following book review of DragonWorld, the new fantasy art book by Impact books. It contains some of my own dragon artwork, take a look via the link below and let mw know what you think.

DragonWorld book review - new fantasy art book from Impact Books
(some of my own artwork in this book)

Like this hub? - Take a look at my other book reviews

Fantasy Art is something I love and take a look at my other hubs for other reviews and demonstrations of how I work

Dragons are one of my favorite subject maters and take a look at my other step-by-step dragon art demonstration here.

There are a number of fantasy art book reviews which are always great for some inspiration, so take a look via the links below

DragonWorld book review - new fantasy art book from Impact Books
(some of my own artwork in this book)

Bob Eggletons Dragons Domain fantasy art - book review

How to paint Fantasy Heros and Warriors with Alan Lathwell - book review

How to draw and paint Fantasy Art Vampires - book review

As a fantasy artist I also have a Deviant Art gallery with lots of other work so take a look at the collection of Fantasy Art on my Deviant Art pages here

Do you like Tom Kidds work? Other Worlds, a great fantasy art book by one of the best.

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      7 years ago

      Love this book and the style of the artist

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      7 years ago

      Really enjoying your hubs Jon. Can't wait for your next ones, you really are showing that you have so much information and knowledge on this area of digital art.


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