Explore the SF and Fantasy art of Patrick J. Jones

The Sci-Fi & Fantasy art of Patrick J. Jones - Promotional Art
Back in 2009, I edited SciFi Art Now, a compendium of great art with a foreword from one of my favourite all-time SF artists Chris Foss.

One of the artists who responded to my international appeal for art to be considered for the book was the award-winning creator Patrick J. Jones, a huge talent who recently saw the publication of his latest book, The Sci-Fi & Fantasy art of Patrick J. Jones.

Patrick was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, growing up during the height of Ireland’s conflicts and was one of the first people to be awarded a Prince Charles Trust Fund. He now lives in Australia.

Patrick’s work is collected and published worldwide, and his client list includes companies such as Disney, Lucasfilm and Roc books. His previous books include The Anatomy of Style and Sci-Fi & Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques.

The Sci-Fi & Fantasy art of Patrick J. Jones - Sample Spread

The Sci-Fi & Fantasy art of Patrick J. Jones - Sample Spread

The Sci-Fi & Fantasy art of Patrick J. Jones - Sample Spread

This latest work, released late last year, featuring the phenomenal work of one of the biggest and best names in fantasy and sci-fi art, this new book features 150 amazingly realistic paintings, both digital and traditional.

A retrospective of Patrick’s career, this sumptuous volume is overflowing with the voluptuous women, glistening warriors, fantastic beasts and monsters, enchanted lands and extraordinary creatures.

An anecdote-peppered commentary by the artist runs alongside the artwork, along with exclusive contributions from fellow fantasy art luminaries.

• Buy The Sci-Fi & Fantasy art of Patrick J. Jones from amazon.co.uk (using this link helps support downthetubes)

Copies of the British edition of SciFi Art Now are still available from amazon.co.uk

• Check out Patrick’s work on his official web site at: www.pjartworks.com | Follow him on Facebook

Read my 2010 interview with Patrick J. Jones

 

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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