The Compendium of Fantasy Art Techniques

The Compendium of Fantasy Art Techniques

The Step-by -step Guide to Creating Fantasy Worlds, Mythical Characters, and the Creatures of your Own Worst Nightmares

Book - 2014
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Publisher: Hauppage, NY :, Barron's,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781438004419
Branch Call Number: 743.87 Alexande 2014
Characteristics: 288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm


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May 18, 2018

5 OUT OF 5 STARS "It was amazing!" Arielle Walker
A really rather gorgeous collection of drawing tips and inspirations for those interested in "fantasy art", divided into sections that include titles such as “Snow and Ice Beasts”. Each section is accompanied by gorgeous photographic spreads with reference ideas, and step-by-step artworks by other fantasy artists. It is also incredibly comprehensive (hinted at in the title, perhaps), covering everything from composition to coloring, anatomy to armor, architecture and landscapes. Definitely making me miss drawing, tempted to pick up a pencil again and see what happens...

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“A thick, thorough manual for creating artworks in the fantasy genre and it's beautiful too? Many adults and young adults will be in awe of the body of knowledge to be found here. Even middle school-age children will admire the profuse spellbinding illustrations. With bizarre beasts, costumes, weapons, landscapes high and low, watery and arid.
—Arts & Activities

“One of the most appealing aspects of fantasy genre of art is ability to create an entire new world. Gives readers the skills and knowledge necessary to render the fantastical figures, beasts and worlds they imagine in a variety of different mediums. Over 650 images and source of inspiration for burgeoning artists and instructional guide. Authors, all fantasy illustrators, offer tips on tools and techniques, choosing color schemes, achieving depth and much more. Encourages using different mediums and covers basics of wide range of techniques including paints, inks, computer graphics and 3D animation.”


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