This detailed, user-friendly oil painting workbook is a companion to Patrick’s Sci-fi & Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques, and features previously unpublished artworks. Patrick leads us into his studio once again to explore further the art of layers, blending, and glazing with oil paints, while explaining step-by-step how these techniques can also be applied in digital art. With his ever-evolving use of technique, Patrick explores methods for painting various textures – from fabric and fur to gold and flesh – and demonstrates ways to work solvent free.
The sheer scale and breadth of Patrick’s experience, and the wealth of invaluable information he shares, means that no artist, art lover, or student should be without this volume on their bookshelves.
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Foreword by Jeff Miracola
Jeff Miracola is the Director of Fantasy Art Workshop, and has been a professional illustrator since 1993. He’s worked on brands such as Magic: the Gathering, World of Warcraft, Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars and Mars Attacks. He has won numerous awards and been Artist Guest of Honour at GenCon, the world’s largest gaming convention.
Patrick J. Jones is an award-winning sci-fi and fantasy artist and teacher. His work is collected and published worldwide, and his client list includes companies such as Disney, Lucasfilm and Roc books. Patrick grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the worst of the “troubles”. Influenced by artists Boris Vallejo and Frank Frazetta, he spent long days in the sanctuary of rooftops, drawing and dreaming of becoming a fantasy artist, to the din of street riots below. After two years in the merchant navy he moved to London and spent 15 years as an illustrator before travelling the world once more. Today, Patrick lives and works in Australia. When he's not painting he teaches art at universities in the city of Brisbane, where he now lives with his wife Cathy and their two scruffy dogs.
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