The Art of Craig Elliott - Nude Cover

The Art of Craig Elliott - Nude Cover


Explore the many worlds of one of the most accomplished fine artists working in Hollywood--or anywhere else--today.

This book contains nudity. Mature Readers.

Visit publisher John Fleskes' blog for a history behind the book, and and two posts showing Craig Elliott and Fleskes going over the proofs.

Perhaps best known for his contributions to such hit films as Bee Movie, Treasure Planet, and The Princess and the Frog, Craig Elliott is truly a multi-faceted craftsman. Equally adept at designing animated characters and backgrounds, comic book covers and pages, handcrafted jewelry and landscape architecture, Craig's expansive artistic vision encompasses the worlds of the fine and popular arts, combining classic elements and techniques with their more modern counterparts to create work which is wholly unique...and utterly captivating.

The Art of Craig Elliott collects the best personal, editorial and privately commissioned work by this award-winning artist. Featuring a brand new, stunning cover image created especially for this edition, this volume showcases Craig's uncanny ability to capture the human body--and particularly the female form--in highly original and evocative compositions that possess a palpable atmosphere and a strong sense of place.

Filled with lush, full color finished images, as well as several preliminary sketches and studies, and embellished with decorative borders by the artist, The Art of Craig Elliott is more than just a worthy addition to any art lover's library. It is also an awe-inspiring tour of one artist's fecund imagination, replete with breathtaking vistas and their provocative inhabitants.

About Craig Elliott (From

Craig Elliott is an artist based in Los Angeles, California. He received his education at the famed Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and studied under artists such as Harry Carmean and Burne Hogarth. Craig’s carefully crafted and arresting images of nature and the human form have captivated audiences with their visual and intellectual celebration of the beauty in this world and beyond. In addition to his fine art work, Craig has had a hand in designing many of today’s most popular animated films from studios such as Disney and Dreamworks. A multi-faceted artist, he is also an accomplished landscape architect, sculptor and most recently, jewelry designer. Especially known for his exceptional ability with the human figure and creative composition, Craig’s work has evolved into a unique vision informing and influencing fine art, print, animation, and commercial worlds.

After attending Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, he began illustrating for various clients and started working full time in the animation industry. He has worked primarily for Disney and Dreamworks, designing their animated films such as Hercules, Mulan, The Emperor's New Groove, Treasure Planet, Shark Tale, Flushed Away, Bee Movie, and Enchanted, Monsters vs. Aliens, and The Princess and the Frog as well as other upcoming features. Craig has also done fully painted comic book and cover artwork for Dark Horse Comics, World of Warcraft Trading cards, editorial illustration for Realms of Fantasy magazine, and more. His work can currently be seen in the books "Treasure Planet a Voyage of Discovery", "The Art of The Princess and the Frog", "Spectrum: the Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art" #10, 11, 12, 13 & 15 and a gold medal in 16 and Silver Medal in 17, “The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today Vol. 2”, “Erotic Fantasy Art”, “Fantasy art Now 2”, Aphrodisia I and his 3 sketchbooks. Several monograph art books are also in the works.

ISBN: 978-1-933865-39-3

By Craig Elliott
68 pages with four gatefolds
9 x 12 inches
Hardcover with jacket
Introduction by Iain McCaig
Essay by John Fleskes

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