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Best Concept Art Books Worth Your Attention

Here is a list of the best Concept Art books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. The Ultimate Concept Art Career Guide (2018)

Best Concept Art Books Worth Your AttentionConcept Art Career is a comprehensive guide to launching and evolving a career in the digital art industries, with helpful insights and advice from experienced freelance artists, industry professionals, and studios. Concept Art Career features top tips and articles that teach you how to create a winning portfolio, develop your social media presence, and handle the ups and downs of an art career. This guide is an essential tool for anyone wanting to develop a career as a professional concept artist, and for artists hoping to explore new career options or considering…
Author(s): 3dtotal Publishing

2. Sketching from the Imagination: Characters (2017)

Best Concept Art Books Worth Your AttentionSketches and drawings are the foundations of great art, where thoughts and concepts first come to life as an image. In Sketching from the Imagination: Characters, fifty talented artists share their sketches, inspirations, and approaches to creating characters. This book is a visually stunning collection packed with useful tips and creative insights—an invaluable resource that will inspire artists of all abilities. #11,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #3 in Portrait Painting #3 in Art Portraits #3 in Human Figure Art (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): 3dtotal Publishing

3. Big Bad World of Concept Art for Video Games: An Insider’s Guide for Students (2015)

Best Concept Art Books Worth Your AttentionDo you aspire to become a concept artist in the video game industry but don’t know where to start? The Big Bad World of Concept Art for Video Games: An Insider’s Guide for Students is a comprehensive book that gives aspiring artists an honest, informative, and concise look at what it takes to do just that. Author Eliott Lilly uses his own student work as a teaching tool along with personal experiences to help you on your journey. From finding the right school and getting the most out of your education, to preparing your portfolio and landing your first job, the advice and strategies Eliott offers are organized for…
Author(s): Eliott J. Lilly

4. Master the Art of Speed Painting: Digital Painting Techniques (2016)

Best Concept Art Books Worth Your AttentionFor matte painters and concept artists working in the movie, videogame, and TV industry, it can often be important to be able to quickly and efficiently create artwork, for storyboarding and storytelling purposes. Master the Art of Speed Painting: Digital Painting Techniques aims to be the go-to book for artists training to enter the industry, and for established artists looking to brush up on their knowledge of speed painting.Featuring helpful time-saving tips and techniques from established industry artists, such as how to create and use custom brushes, and how to implement an impressionistic style, there’s…
Author(s): 3dtotal Publishing

5. How to Draw: drawing and sketching objects and environments from your imagination (2013)

Best Concept Art Books Worth Your AttentionHow to Draw is for artists, architects and designers. It is useful to the novice, the student and the professional. You will learn how to draw any object or environment from your imagination, starting with the most basic perspective drawing skills. Early chapters explain how to draw accurate perspective grids and ellipses that in later chapters provide the foundation for more complex forms. The research and design processes used to generate visual concepts are demonstrated, making it much easier for you to draw things never-before-seen! Best of…
Author(s): Scott Robertson, Thomas Bertling

6. International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues (11th Edition) (2012)

Best Concept Art Books Worth Your AttentionUpdated in its 11th edition, International Politics places contemporary essays alongside classics to survey the field’s diverse voices, concepts, and issues. Edited by two of the most respected international relations scholars,International Politics challenges readers to use original scholarship to recognize and analyze patterns in world politics. This bestselling reader considers how to effectively understand politics under governments and beyond. Carefully edited selections cover the most essential topics and are put into conversation…
Author(s): Robert J. Art, Robert Jervis

7. Figure Drawing: Design and Invention (2009)

Best Concept Art Books Worth Your AttentionFigure Drawing: Design and Invention is an instructional figure drawing book geared towards the novice and experienced artist alike. This book emphasizes a simplified understanding of surface anatomy, in order to clarify the mechanics of the figure, facilitate invention, and ultimately create a skill-set that can be successfully applied to other media. In addition, this book focuses very strongly on practical usage, making sure the artist is able to assimilate the steps presented here into a cohesive working process. (Fourth printing, September 2011) #2,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #233…
Author(s): Michael Hampton

8. The Big Bad World of Concept Art for Video Games: How to Start Your Career as a Concept Artist (2017)

Best Concept Art Books Worth Your AttentionAre you ready to begin your career as a concept artist in the video game industry but don’t know where to start?The Big Bad World of Concept Art for Video Games: How to Start Your Career as a Concept Artist is book two in the Big Bad series, delving deeper into the subjects and topics explored previously in An Insider’s Guide for Students. Going beyond the amateur level, this guide prepares the upcoming professional, or any other artist, for a future in the entertainment industry. Whether you are a graduating student joining the workforce, a young professional who has just broken into the job market, or even an existing professional…
Author(s): Eliott Lilly

9. Information Technology in Theory (Information Technology Concepts) (2007)

Best Concept Art Books Worth Your AttentionExplore the expansive world of information technology (IT) with this innovative book that will engage as it educates. The purpose of Information Technology in Theory is threefold: to provide a comprehensive and engaging overview of cutting-edge information technologies, to identify and discuss the fundamental principles underlying these technologies, and to investigate the reciprocal relationship between these technologies and society. Unlike other books on the market that focus exclusively on either the non-technical, business aspects of IT or the technical, computer-focused aspects, this book…
Author(s): Pelin Aksoy, Laura DeNardis

10. Designing Creatures and Characters: How to Build an Artist’s Portfolio for Video Games, Film, Animation and More (2016)

Best Concept Art Books Worth Your AttentionEver wondered how you could become a character designer for video games, film or animation? Veteran art director and concept artist Marc Taro Holmes shares proven methods for honing the skills and building the portfolio necessary to become a pro gaming artist. This is the first and only work-at-your-own pace home study program that teaches the crucial insider knowledge needed to break into the entertainment-design industry and develop your own style–all you need are a pencil, paper and your imagination. The projects within this straightforward guide…
Author(s): Marc Taro Holmes

11. Drawing Basics and Video Game Art: Classic to Cutting-Edge Art Techniques for Winning Video Game Design (2012)

Best Concept Art Books Worth Your Attention“This book supports my own 30-year crusade to demonstrate that games are an art form that undeniably rivals traditional arts. It gives detailed explanations of game art techniques and their importance, while also highlighting their dependence on artistic aspects of game design and programming.” — John Romero, co-founder of id Software and CEO of Loot Drop, Inc.”Solarski’s methodology here is to show us the artistic techniques that every artist should know, and then he transposes them to the realm of video games to show how they should be…
Author(s): Chris Solarski

12. Physics: Concepts and Connections (5th Edition) (2009)

Best Concept Art Books Worth Your AttentionWritten for the non-science major, this book emphasizes modern physics and the scientific process—and engages readers by drawing connections between physics and everyday experience. Hobson takes a conceptual approach, with an appropriate focus on quantitative skills. The Fifth Edition increases coverage of key environmental topics such as global warming and energy, and adds new topics such as momentum. Hobson’s book remains the least expensive book available for readers taking nonmajors physics. The Way of Science: Experience and Reason, Atoms:…
Author(s): Art Hobson

The Art and Making of Aquaman takes readers behind the scenes and features previously unseen photographs and concept art. This Books shelved as concept-art: The Art of How to Train Your Dragon by Tracey Miller-Zarneke, The Art of Rise of the Guardians by Ramin Zahed, The Hobbit: Concept art books can help you think about constructing ideas and breaking into the industry. But to do that you already need serious skills as an artist. However if you want to read about the game art industry or learn more about the concept art process then all of these books will prove to be invaluable resources. My favorite concept art books have two things in common: 1.) The work inside is so inspiring that every time I open one of them, I’m overtaken by a wave of pure, tingling fandom. 2.) They each contain a unique revelation of the actual filmmaking (or game-making) process. By popular demand (and in

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some concept art books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Redefining Chinese Literature and Art

Author(s): Jixi Yuan
Publisher: Springer Singapore;Palgrave Pivot, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2355630

Robotics in Knee and Hip Arthroplasty: Current Concepts, Techniques and Emerging Uses

Author(s): Jess H. Lonner
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 19 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2407973

Crafting & Executing Strategy: Concepts and Cases

Author(s): Arthur Thompson Jr; Margaret Peteraf; John Gamble; A. Strickland Iii
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education, Year: 2019, Size: 55 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2422385

PostScript: Writing After Conceptual Art

Author(s): Andrea Andersson
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Year: 2018, Size: 26 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2273736

Barbarian: Explorations of a Western Concept in Theory, Literature, and the Arts: Vol. I: From the Enlightenment to the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Author(s): Markus Winkler
Publisher: J.B. Metzler, Year: 2018, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2312411

Crafting and executing strategy the quest for competitive advantage : concepts

Author(s): Gamble, John E.; Peteraf, Margaret A.; Strickland, Alonzo J.; Thompson, Arthur A.
Publisher: , Year: 2018, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2377589

Sir Charles Bell : his life, art, neurological concepts, and controversial legacy

Author(s): Aminoff, Michael Jeffrey
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2017, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1680321

Over the human : post-humanism and the concept of animal epiphany

Author(s): Marchesini, Roberto
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2134834

International politics : enduring concepts and contemporary issues

Author(s): Art, Robert J.; Jervis, Robert
Publisher: Pearson, Year: 2017, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2245042

Crafting & Executing Strategy: The Quest for Competitive Advantage: Concepts and Cases

Author(s): Arthur A. Thompson Jr.
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Year: 2017, Size: 49 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2259795

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly record-breakers according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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