Warriors and Heroes is a stunning display of incredible, contemporary fantasy artwork, a complement to its bestselling predecessor, Dragon Art. The first section covers 'Masters & Origins' and introduces some of the writers, characters and artists who helped to shape the fantasy world as we know it today – including James Allen St John, Roy G. Krenkel, the Hildebrandt Brothers and of course Frank Frazetta. A fascinating discussion of warriors and fantasy art follows on, running throughout the book, with a large selection of the best of the current crop of fantasy artists. Warriors & Heroes is interspersed with features on artists' works-in-progress, providing invaluable insight on technique and tools. Warriors & Heroes is a feast of visual imagination and a must for all fans of fantasy art.
As a boy, Russ Thorne loved reading Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, playing Hero Quest and poring over issues of 'White Dwarf', admiring the cover art in the process. Later he studied English Literature and got to know Homer's heroes and a bit of Beowulf, before beginning a career as a writer and editor. Since then he's published books on tattoo art, body piercing and vampires and writes regularly for national newspapers including the Independent.
Publisher: Flame Tree Illustrated (August 6, 2014)
"This book covers many aspects of this style of fantasy art and appeal because it also shows how many of these artists put their paintings together which must surely widen its appeal. It’s always a good sign when artists are generous with showing their techniques."