The Art of Craig Elliott

The Art of Craig Elliott




Perhaps best known for his contributions to such hit films as Bee Movie, Treasure Planet, and The Princess and the Frog, Craig Elliott is truly a multi-faceted craftsman. Equally adept at designing animated characters and backgrounds, comic book covers and pages, handcrafted jewelry and landscape architecture, Craig's expansive artistic vision encompasses the worlds of the fine and popular arts, combining classic elements and techniques with their more modern counterparts to create work which is wholly unique...and utterly captivating.

The Art of Craig Elliott collects the best personal, editorial and privately commissioned work by this award-winning artist. Featuring a brand new, stunning cover image created especially for this edition, this volume showcases Craig's uncanny ability to capture the human body--and particularly the female form--in highly original and evocative compositions that possess a palpable atmosphere and a strong sense of place.

Filled with lush, full color finished images, as well as several preliminary sketches and studies, and embellished with decorative borders by the artist, The Art of Craig Elliott is more than just a worthy addition to any art lover's library. It is also an awe-inspiring tour of one artist's fecund imagination, replete with breathtaking vistas and their provocative inhabitants.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933865393
Publisher: Flesk Publications
Publication date: 08/28/2012
Pages: 68
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Craig has had a hand in designing many of today's most popular animated films from studios such as Disney and Dreamworks. He has created visual development work for Mulan, The Princess and the Frog, The Lorax, Treasure Planet, The Emperor's New Groove, Treasure Planet, Shark Tale, Flushed Away, Bee Movie, Enchanted and Monsters vs. Aliens. He is also an accomplished landscape architect, sculptor and most recently, jewelry designer. He has won gold and silver awards form Spectrum: the Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art.

IAIN McCaig is best known for his cover art for Jethro Tull's Broadsword and the Beast and for his Star Wars designs for Queen Amidala and Darth Maul. His other films include Interview With the Vampire, Dracula, Terminator 2, Hook, Peter Pan, Charlotte's Web, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and Disney's upcoming John Carter. He is also a Chesley nominated illustrator, having illustrated books ranging from Fighting Fantasy to J.R.R.Tolkien's The Hobbit. McCaig is developing an original live-action feature film, Book of Secrets.

JOHN FLESKES is the president and publisher of Flesk Publications. Previous books he has written, edited and designed include Steve Rude: Artist in Motion, Franklin Booth: Painter with a Pen, James Bama Sketchbook, Flesk Prime, Joseph Clement Coll: The Art of Adventure and A Legacy in Line, and the upcoming title, James Bama: Personal Works. Fleskes serves on the Advisory Board for "Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art.”

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