Archive for the ‘highly recommended’ Category


Buy our books!

November 3, 2008

For those of you who haven’t snapped up your copy of 10 Explorers and 10 Leaders, well now’s your chance. Our more observant followers may have noticed a few changes to the blog, including an exciting new carousel in the sidebar with “Highly Recommended” books. Simply click on the book of your choice to be taken to; we’re very selective about which books we recommend, so you know it’ll be a cracker. Go on, give it a whirl! (See what I did there?).

And if you still need some persuading, here’s another sample image from 10 Leaders to whet your appetite…

10 Leaders who Changed the World
By Kingfisher, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Books


Buy this book: “Fantasy Artist’s Figure Drawing Bible” by Matt Dixon!

August 29, 2008

Not only is he one of the nicest guys in this business, Matt Dixon is just damned talented. Those 2 reasons are enough to pick up “The Fantasy Artist’s Figure Drawing Bible” by Matt Dixon, but if you need more convincing, here’s a quick rundown of the book.
It’s 256 pages on fantasy character design, from the basics of drawing the figure through costume and prop design, characterisation and rendering. Containing 30 example characters which are included, each showing progression from first doodle to finished artwork.

Matt’s characters are brilliant, and his artwork always shows through a great sense of humour, so what are you waiting for? Click on the link in our carousel in the sidebar and buy it now!

Out now in the UK through A&C Black. Published later this month in the USA through Barron’s Educational.

Have fun,

PS. Come back Monday for another “10 Leaders…” Preview!