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Celestial Art | Terms and Conditions

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The full terms and conditions below apply to our Facebook competition where you can win one of five copies of our new book Celestial Art.

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Celestial Art, Inspiration and Gothic Dreams | Josephine Wall

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Josephine Wall is a world-renowned artist who has become extremely popular due to her spectacular celestial art. So much of her life has been dedicated to her family and to her paintings. Her fairies, dragons, mermaids and other mythical creatures dive into the imaginations of many individuals. In fact, her fantastical paintings inspire people around the world to paint their own pictures and create their own fantasy worlds. So Josephine Wall is tremendously inspiring, but what inspires her to create these outstanding pieces of art? Today we are going to take a closer look into the personal world of Josephine Wall. 

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Topics: Josephine Wall, gothic dreams

Round-Up of the Best Superhero Movies at Comic Con 2015

Posted by Matt Knight

It's fair to say that among all the movie announcements and trailers revealed at last weekends Comic Con 2015, it was superhero movies that really stole the show. Yesterday we analysed the amazing second trailer for Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice, you can click here to read it.

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Topics: movie posters, superhero movies

Superhero Movies Everywhere! | Superman v Batman at Comic Con 2015

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Ah, Comic Con. Apple of my eye. You really are too good to me sometimes. This year, you may have outdone yourself. You've given us a handful of awesome superhero movies and a couple of amazing trailers (plus a few more if you count the leaked ones).

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Topics: movie posters, superhero movies

Day Z Beta At E3 2015 | Gothic Art

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Topics: gothic dreams, zombies

Josephine Wall, Painter of Dreams | Fantasy Art

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Dreams can transport us to entirely new worlds and universes. Waking up from dreams can sometimes be the most disappointing part of one’s day, especially if it was a vivid fantasy on a peaceful, romantic land – away from the polluted air, the irritable, fluxed traffic and the overbearing paperwork on your desk. On the other hand, a good dream can turn around one’s day completely. Unfortunately, as it stands we are subject to the whims of our subconscious and never fully in control of which turns our dreams will take. It’s amazing to think that technology can do just about anything besides place us where we really want to be – though that may be about to change. For now perhaps the closest we can get to reliving our night time fantasies is through our relationship with art, and this is where Josephine Wall and her our new Gothic Dreams book Celestial Art comes into play. 

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Topics: Josephine Wall, fantasy art

The Game of Thrones Finale and Why We Love Dragon Art

Posted by Matt Knight

And cue the obligatory Game of Thrones finale blog. We won't spoil anything about the latest episode here, but if you're not up to date with the most recent season up to episode 10, then you may want to give this post a miss just in case.

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Topics: fantasy art, dragon art

5 Iconic Sci-Fi Movie Posters | Fantasy Art

Posted by Matt Knight

Though we see movie posters almost every day, it is often the ones for sci-fi movies that feature the most striking and evocative imagery. The genre has pioneered some of the most recognisable imagery for movies as well as establishing certain genre tropes, making subsequent sci-fi posters look mimetic by comparison. 

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Topics: movie posters

The Secret Power of Movie Posters | Superhero Movies

Posted by Matt Knight

We see movie posters almost every day. They may pique the interest, or remind you of a film you had forgotten you wanted to see. It's this upfront, direct form of marketing that connects with audiences, often working in tandem with the trailers - either as a gateway for first time viewers or as a reminder of a trailer they liked. Combining to make sure the presence of a movie endures in one's mind up to the point of release.

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Topics: movie posters, superhero movies

How To Construct a Page | Manga Made Easy

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Our upcoming title How To Draw Manga: Made Easy is packed with helpful tips from a range of professional artists working in the industry. Today you can preview some of the expert advice on offer, with a quick look at basic page layouts.

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Topics: Manga

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