An acclaimed artist whose illustrations have appeared on a rich spectrum of eye-catching book covers, Dave Seeley is one of the most exhilarating illustrators working in the science fiction/fantasy genre. A self-confessed “image junkie,” Seeley absorbs a huge amount of visual material when seeking inspiration for his pieces. He then creates his final illustrations using a broad range of artistic methods, merging together elaborate digital backgrounds, images of live models and hand-built props, and exquisite pencil drawings and paintings. The results are astonishing, as Seeley seamlessly forges these disparate artworks into imagery of unparalleled imagination, scope, and beauty. The Art of Dave Seeley brings together the very best of his work, encompassing the worlds of literature, movies, video games, and beyond. Renowned for his hugely evocative Star Wars book covers, including the iconic Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor wraparound jacket, Seeley has also created art for such properties as Halo, Battlestar Galactica, Aliens vs. Predator, The Fast and the Furious, and the popular Deathlands novels. This deluxe volume showcases Seeley’s diverse body of work with over 200 images from throughout his career, while also offering fascinating insights into his process and creative drive. Visually stunning, comprehensive, and utterly compelling, The Art of Dave Seeley is a unique journey into the creative world of a master of genre illustration.
Dave Seeley is an award-winning science fiction and fantasy artist living in Boston. He trained in architecture and fine art, but after ten years as a distinguished architect, he was seduced by the glamour of illustration and derailed his career for the far more immediate gratification of image making. A sense of materials fetishism and a love of spatial atmospherics are evidence that the inner architect is alive and flourishing. See, commission, and read about his work at DaveSeeley.com.