Sunday, January 20, 2013

Bookshelf Brotherhood

Stefan Kopinski has Color and Light and Imaginative Realism on his bookshelf. 

Stefan is a freelance illustrator for the games industry who visualizes "weird and wonderful ideas" for Sega, Capcom, Forge World, Mantic, and THQ. Here's his illustration portfolio.

The photo appears in the new issue of ImagineFX magazine. Thanks for putting me in such good company!

Spectrum 19: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
John Singer Sargent: The Later Portraits
Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes (Adam Hughes Cover to Cover)
Universe des Dragons, Galerie Daniel Maghen
Digital Painting Techniques, Vol. 3
Color and Light
Imaginative Realism
P. S. Ian Malcolm Miles sent me a photo of his bookshelf, too. Thanks, Ian.

Previously on GJ: Rearranging Art Books


Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

I did a retrospective of my bookshelf back in 2011 for my own blog. While I've added and subtracted since then since but its still a pretty good consensus on the kind of things I find inspiring, mostly comics with an illustrative flair and schools of illustration from an earlier time of the century.

mdmattin said...

A gender-neutral title could be "Sibliography."


Dan Haycocks said...

Hi James,
Here's a new blog post that features my small but powerful!! array of selected art books:

Like I allude to in the post, 'Color and Light' is a book that remains close at hand at all times as I just keep getting more out of it with every re-read.

What I'm really after is a great book on watercolour. I must admit to having based all of my WColour education on reading your posts and studying your Youtube clips! I've scoured the blog for examples but this seems to be a blindsot. So many good ones on Oil or Drawing that I've read and that come up in lists time and time again. Having looked on various sites on the web the WColour ones seem hit and miss. It would be great to have a recommendation from yourself or from blog readers as to worthy examples.

Cheers - Dan

Gina Florio Sous said...

@ Dan - I totally agree! I have been searching and would love a good book on watercolor. And like yourself I have been taking my pointers so far from Gurney Journey posts and videos!

Dan Haycocks said...

aha! Works better without the full stop at the end...

Beth said...
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Beth said...

Let me try that without the typos! One book I've enjoyed on water color painting is called "Texture Techniques for Winning Watercolors" by Ray Hendershot.

runninghead said...

Checking through the back issues reveals that almost all major league artists have both your books. Always makes me smile to find the usual suspects on their shelves in the background- Spectrum, a few classical painter bios, some anatomy books and, of course, the Gurneys :)

Unknown said...

Hi James, Hi everyone,
I thought I could applie for the brotherhood too!

Here is my contribution to your collection!