Dave Taylor Miniatures launched three new volumes of The Art Of… a book series celebrating the epic highs and lows of miniatures art.

A long-time friend of BoLS, Dave Taylor Miniatures, is back with three new volumes of gorgeous miniatures art. The fourth collected set of The Art Of… – DTM’s series on incredible miniatures art – launched on Kickstarter today, to almost immediate success.

This series, books 10, 11, and 12, gathers together the miniature art of Roman Lappat, Sam Lenz, and Josua Lai. You’ll find a wide variety of miniatures, as well as details about the artists, their thoughts on creativity, how to grow as artists, and more.

But the three books are just the beginning. Already, the first stretch goal has been unlocked. Now, it’s just a question of how far the community can take it. There are some amazing goals in the world. Let’s take a look!

The Art of Miniatures

Each of these books reflects Taylor’s love of the hobby, of the craft, and the sheer artistry that we all find in this corner of the world. As Taylor puts it:

For more than 30 years I have spent a great deal of time talking with hundreds of artists who paint miniatures – for fun, for a living, for relaxation – and I am always intrigued to learn more about their philosophies, approaches, and processes. Some of these artists have spent decades refining their technical skills, while others bring their “traditional” art training to the miniatures world. Some draw inspiration from the most unusual of places, while others find it in popular culture turned on its head.

THE ART OF… series of books will highlight fantastic miniatures artists from around the world, bringing their thoughts and passions to stand alongside their magnificent and inspirational work. We’ll be featuring both individuals and groups in this series, as we explore innovative approaches, studied refinements, and even tangential influences.

Each one of these books explores an artist. Here’s a look at each one:

Roman Lappat, from Germany, is one of the most renowned miniatures artists and experienced mentors in the miniatures world. With the heart of a true artist, he approaches his many and varied creations with an incredible passion. Roman lights the way for other artists who aspire to new creative heights. Roman’s creativity, his emotional approach, strong story-telling, and his impactful, characterful brushstrokes help him to always take his art a bit further.

Sam Lenz, a heavy metal painting wizard from the US, has been kicking down doors and taking names for many years now. A tall man walking a long, creative path, and every piece is a chance to experiment. His long love for the craft shows in his work on a wide variety of  stylish, award-winning work.


Josua Lai, from Switzerland, grabs attention with his exquisite environmental scenes. Creating small and perfectly-formed slices of worlds – both real and imagined – is his signature look, and his work brilliantly conveys the emotions behind the moments he captures.


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