Steampainting: Spark
Author Steambot Studios | Publisher LeBox Publishing | Price $40 | Available Now

The difference between Spark and other ‘how to’ art books is speed. This volume provides a glimpse into the concept art process, but it won’t do the hard work for you.

Focusing on speed painting (the art of visualising a mood quickly), Spark includes work from Vyle, Rainart and Barontieri, among others. Refreshingly, the artists often include their mistakes and shortcomings alongside the steps.

This uncomplicated approach means the book can pack in a healthy 27 easy-to-grasp tutorials. The simplicity of the tutorials can leave you with more questions than answers, but as a tool to ignite that creative ‘spark’, the book succeeds.