薄姬 The Collections of Vision

I recently went to a Chinese bookstore, and impulsively bought some books (that’s what people do when they go to bookstores right?). I found an exquisite art book titled 薄姬 The Collections of Vision (Bao Ji The Collections of Vision) by (YaYa).

Screenshot of the cover from Amazon China



The Illustrations evoke traditional Chinese watercolor paintings, however, all the pictures are computer generated, using Photoshop. Told in a picture book way, the illustrations tell the stories (four to be exact) of beautiful, but tragic women. (At least from what I can tell, as I can’t read Chinese very well.)

In the back of the book, there is a short tutorial on how one of the illustrations was created (complete with screenshots of the process). Included in my copy of the book, was a large poster of one of the illustrations in the book. However, I’m not sure if all purchases include a poster as it is typical of Asian publishers to include a freebie in a limited quantity of books to motivate customers.



Illustrations from the book

Published by Hunan Fine Arts Publishing (湖南美术出版社), Bao Ji The Collections of Vision is a stunning art book. Priced at 38 RMB (approx 5.89 USD as of this post) is a bargain. The book can probably be found at the following website, but shopping might be costly.

ISBN: 9787535637352
ASIN: B003U5TATY


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