White Cloud Worlds by Paul Tobin
An Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artwork from Aotearoa New Zealand

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Filled with breathtaking artistry and fantastical images, White Cloud Worlds showcases the work of twenty-seven established and emerging artists in the area of science fiction and fantasy art. Take a journey through some of the most imaginative and creative minds of today, as they unveil spectacular, visually rich worlds occupied by mythical gods, beasts, aliens, elves, robots, and other legendary creatures. This book will give readers a chance to view more than one hundred pages of spectacular images of uniquely designed creatures and beings, as well as learn about the artists who created them.

Each artist profile will include a brief biography and description of their method, and provide examples of their best work. Featuring Hollywood special effects artists, graphic designers, sculptors and illustrators, this book offers readers an in-depth look into wild imaginations. It also gives them the opportunity to learn where each artist draws his or her inspiration from, and how they got to where they are today. Within this book’s pages, you will find detailed sketches, prints, and sculptures.

From the utterly bizarre and remarkable, to the down-right creepy, White Cloud Worlds will be a must have for all science fiction and fantasy fans as well as those interested in art and graphic design. In addition to the twenty-seven artists included, the book will contain written contributions from some of the world’s most celebrated leaders in the field of science fiction and fantasy art such as Guillermo Del Toro, Richard Taylor, Alan Lee, and John Howe.


About Paul Tobin

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Paul Tobin has been working at Weta Workshop in New Zealand since 2003. Primarily, he works as a concept designer, illustrator and graphic designer, and the list of films he has contributed to include Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, Andrew Adamson's The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, and James Cameron's Avatar. Paul is also the director of Ignite Inc., a small company dedicated to the celebration of individual creativity through collective projects. He teaches illustration part time at Massey University and works as a freelance concept designer and illustrator. Currently, Paul lives in Wellington, New Zealand.
Published January 1, 2010 by HarperCollins. 128 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography.

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