Tuesday, May 3, 2011
I imagine there's already been a post about artist Petar Meseldzija...his popularity has recently exploded after this year's Illuxcon. But I received today my Amazon order of his book The Legend of Steel Bashaw and it is beautiful.
If you love fairy tales and narrative fantasy illustration, please give this book a glance. Most of the work can be seen on Petar's site but the book in print is really crisp. It's not an extravagant, 200 page book or anything. It's a glue-bound softcover piece and it's relatively short. I haven't read it yet, but it's beautiful and moving even at just a glance. It's a great visual lesson in color, light, narrative, texture, composition and dramatic staging. The sketches and development work at the back are a great treat as well. Check it out!
Justin, I think you'd love every bit of it from his paintings, to the painted framing of each piece.