Exposé 10 book review
Rob Redman looks at Ballistic’s latest collection of 3D artwork to see just how inspiring it is
PRICE: $69, Other editions: Hardcover $79; Limited Edition $170
PUBLISHER: Ballistic Publishing
Ballistic’s reputation for creating awe-inspiring collections of CG art is well known, but with the proliferation of amazing images on the internet, has it ceded its place as the best place to find inspiration in the computer graphics industry?
The answer seems to be a resounding “no”. Exposé 10 thrills and inspires as much as any of the earlier volumes in the series.
The artwork is divided into sensible categories which, as well as making it easier to concentrate on a set subject, enables it to flow better. It’s not a narrative as such but there’s a sense of progression as you proceed through the book.
The images themselves vary hugely in style and production methods, but all are of a very high standard. You may have seen some of them before, but most will be fresh, original works, and having them all in one place is a joy.
No matter whether you prefer looking at images that appear completely photorealistic or if you like more impressionistic or painterly art, there’s something here for every taste, from architectural visualisation work to cartoons and everything in between. There is a wide range of fantasy and sci-fi art too, which is a must in a collection like this.
As is to be expected of a collection from Ballistic, this is a high-quality product – it’s beautifully printed on quality paper, well suited to showing off the vibrant imagery, and if you’re feeling flush there are two other versions to choose from: a hardback and a leather-bound edition.
A high-quality and varied collection of artwork, sorted into useful sections. This is a great addition to any coffee table
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rob Redman is a 3D artist and trainer with over 10 years of experience
This book review appears in Issue 162 of 3D World, on sale now. Find out more about the Creature Issue!
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