Revolution – The Art of Jon Foster Book Review

Posted By yonghow on October 7th, 2011

Revolution - The Art of Jon Foster Book

Jon Foster is one of those artists whose work I fall in love with at first sight – his numerous illustrations of characters frozen in action while suspended in flight has been imitated by too many a fan. I also love how many of his subject’s appendages are all knurled up and bruised, almost as if they have seen much action and have an exciting back story to share.

Revolution - The Art of Jon Foster Book
Revolution - The Art of Jon Foster Book
Revolution - The Art of Jon Foster Book
Revolution - The Art of Jon Foster Book
Revolution - The Art of Jon Foster Book

(above right) The composition, colors and rendering style of this piece reminds me of yet another artist I love, James Jean. ( read the review of his artbook “Fables” )

Revolution - The Art of Jon Foster Book
Revolution - The Art of Jon Foster Book
Revolution - The Art of Jon Foster Book

(above right ) I think I have a hand fetish – I’m always intrigued and impressed by artists who draw expressive and beautiful hands – like Blade of the Immortal artist Hiroaki Samura. ( Art of Blade of the Immortal, Brutal Love )

Revolution - The Art of Jon Foster Book
Revolution - The Art of Jon Foster Book
Revolution - The Art of Jon Foster Book
Revolution - The Art of Jon Foster Book

A sumptuous serving of Jon Foster goodness housed in a sturdy hard cover volume, well worth you hard earned cash.

Revolution – The Art of Jon Foster details :

– Dimensions – 12.2 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches
– 128 pages
– hard cover with jacket
– full color

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6 Responses to “Revolution – The Art of Jon Foster Book Review”

King Raoh

When you say he has imitators, what they are really imitating is the style of Phil Hale, who Jon Foster has been aping, big time, right down to exact character poses, paint texture, color scheme.

That’s not to say that more of that look isn’t a good thing.

Zack

yeah, depending on the painting, you could pick out any number of painters whose styles are on display. there is definitely some James Jean and Ash Wood in there, and i have to agree with the Phil Hale call, too. still, a very talented painter.

yonghow

I do find it challenging sometimes to tell the difference between a Phil Hale / Jon Foster illustration, and I’m clearly no expert. I guess these artists do make an influence on one another.

Bahi JD

you have to look at the face of the characters to tell if it’s done by Phil or Jon.
Phil hale’s character faces are way more realistic, and he goes much more into the details and character face expressions than Jon does.

Jon is really a great artist, but what’s missing here is that ” Hey, this can only be done by Jon Foster”.

I can’t find the Jon Foster style.

kaze

Well, the 5th picture made me think of Jeff Jones and I think Jeff Jones may also be an inspiration .
It’ s far from this work but I see some links with the way he uses the light, the silhouettes and shadow (with volontary lacks of details) and some posings .
And I believe Jeff Jones was inspired by Frazetta and NC Wyett (like almost all the american artist who draw about fictional world)

Your website is great, I just spent 1 or 2 hours on it .

Sorry for my bad english ^^”

kaze

I forgot . Here is the picture of Jeff Jones it reminded me :
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_zD76GyK9Tjo/ScxIbvjll9I/AAAAAAAAAn4/dH774J0J2FE/s400/jeffrey_jones_tarzan_lord_of_the_jungle.jpg