Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Iain McCaig Shows Drawings in "Shadowline"

I just got my own copy of Iain McCaig's Shadowline. I have been a fan of his work ever since I met him in Madison, WI several years ago.

Iain McCaig (left) is perhaps one of the best draughtsmen with a pencil in the world. He is an award-winning illustrator and conceptual designer involved in the Star Wars and Harry Potter film projects as well as John Carter of Mars. He created concept sketches of Darth Maul (right) and Queen Amidala/Padme.

In October of 2008, he came out with a book compiling his sketches and paintings called Shadowline. The book is a story fully illustrated by McCaig that includes not only samples of his film and personal work, but images and a narrative that shows his process and passion for creating images and telling stories.

A noted storyboard artist, McCaig worked on the films Terminator 2, Interview with the Vampire, Bram Stoker's Dracula, and one of the Dinotopia productions.

Other examples of his work include album covers for Jethro Tull and a compilation of Doctor Who theme music, costume design for a new Star Trek semi-pro/fan film, illustrations for Fighting Fantasy, the J.R.R. Tolkien estate, Marvel comics, and re-designing a stained glass window at Skywalker Ranch.

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