Fantasy Workshop: A Practical Guide: The Painting Techniques of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell



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This out of print instructional book takes you step-by-step through Vallejo and Bell's picture making process. Text by Nigel Suckling.

From the publisher:

From initial concept through to finishing touches, for the first time, Boris and Julie give an in-depth description of how they paint their masterpieces, taking the reader through every stage of the creative process. As well as teaching the main techniques, the premiere fantasy-art team shows the reader how to use a wide variety of media to create a whole range of different types of painting, and explain how they create the effects for which they are so renowned, such as Julie's legendary "metal flesh," with its mix of fluidity and hardness contrasting with the sensual softness of the skin. Illustrated throughout in full color, the Practical Guide to Fantasy Art includes step-by-step photographs that Boris and Julie have taken as they've worked as well as a selection of their finished art appealing to art students and fantasy-art admirers alike.

This came from the collection of Steve Sherman, a writer,artist, puppet-maker, puppet-performer, and avid collector. Steve worked as Jack Kirby's assistant, at Filmation, and Sid and Marty Krofft, before forming his own company Puppet Studio in 1984 contributing to "Pee-Wee's Playhouse", "Men in Black 1 & 2", "Mighty Joe Young", "Muppets" and numerous other TV series and feature films.


Boris Vallejo, Julie Bell

Condition & Attributes

Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (topedge slightly spotted otherwise Very Fine, moderate wear to dustjacket)


Vallejo, Julie Bell

Publishing Information

Paper Tiger

Physical Description

12 inches
9 inches
128 pages
color and black & white illustrations
pictorial boards