The Art of Skyrim
The first book recommendation of the new year is The Art of Skyrim from the collectors edition of the game. Now this book is hard to find because currently it’s only sold with the collectors edition and I don’t know about you but I don’t have an extra $150 to drop down on a single book…but, if you like this genre then a trip to ebay might be a good move for you. I bought my copy of this book a few weeks ago for $70…yes, it’s a bit pricey but I really liked the book when one of my students showed me a copy of her book. Much like the Darksiders and Monster Hunter books, this book is packed with a variety of different kinds of art that was used to produce and market the Skyrim. There are great environmental paintings, lots of creature/character work, good model shots, a nice weapon section and even and FX chapter…overall it’s a very complete look at the art side of the game and one, provided you have the extra dough, I would recommend.