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Sci-Fi & Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques
Sci-Fi & Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques

Patrick J. Jones


192 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $26.95 (CA $35.95) (US $26.95)

Publication Date: August 2014

ISBN 9780957664937

Rights: US, CA & CAR

Korero Press (Aug 2014)

Price: $26.95


The secrets of painting Conan, mermaids, and otherworldly creatures, from pencil sketches to finished art An award winning sci-fi and fantasy illustrator offers a masterclass in creating fantastic art in the spirit of Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo. No serious student of sci-fi and fantasy art or oil painting techniques can afford to miss this book with its sharp, unique insights from a true master of the genre. It includes step-by-step stages, plus advice along the way for every aspiring oil painter, illustrator, and gallery artist following their dreams.


"I expect to be impressed by every piece that comes out of the hands of Patrick. His control of the paint and brushes is truly amazing. His technique is impeccable." —Boris Vallejo

"Patrick has a fire and a passion in his art that very few have. His understanding of anatomy, design, composition and lighting is excellent. His technique and style are brilliant. But mostly his art is magical." —Greg Hildebrandt

"Luscious color! That's the first thing I think when I see one of Patrick's paintings. Then my eyes roam around and see the silky skin of the characters, the intricate design work of their ornamentation." —Julie Bell

"Patrick is a phenomenal artist, equally versed in both traditional and digital methods . . . as well as a wonderful teacher." —Dan Dos Santos

"Bringing his unique blend of exquisite color sense and delicate value control to everything from science fiction to classical mythology, Patrick paints for both the book cover and the museum wall." —Pat Wilshire, IlluXCon Co-Founder

"Blazing with color and heroics, Patrick's paintings capture the best of what Science Fiction and Fantasy has to offer — deft draftsmanship, killer compositions and sensual atmospheres." —Donato Giancola

"...amazing." —Bud's Art Books

Author Biography

Patrick Jones is an award winning science fiction 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. Boris Vallejo is an iconic science fiction and fantasy artist whose incredible oil paintings appeared on the covers of magazines such as Eerie, Creepy, and The Savage Sword of Conan, inspiring a whole generation of young artists. He has produced decades worth of fantasy art and is admired the world over as one of the all-time greats of the genre. He lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.