DragonArt Fantasy Characters: How to Draw Fantastic Beings and Incredible Creatures

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IMPACT, Aug 13, 2007 - Art - 128 pages
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Give life to the beings that roam your imagination.

Dragons may terrorize fantasy worlds, but they need peasants to munch on ... heroes to confront ... elegant elves, shrewd sorcerers and dreaded demons to battle. Following on the wings of the ferociously popular DragonArt, this book shows you how to conjure up your own fantasy realms by drawing inspiration from fairy tales, legends and (if you dare) things that go bump in the night.

Breathe the life into your beings by basing them upon fundamental human anatomy–proportions, facial expressions and gender-specific characteristics.Color-coded, step-by-step demonstrations (simple enough that even the dullest of dwarves could follow along!) show you how to create a sordid cast of creatures, including goblins, orcs, sprites, angels, mermaids, centaurs, vampires, werewolves, banshees and more.Accessorize each being by tailoring them with tusks, wings, hooves, daggers, armor and various apparel, from the fine garb of nobles to peasant rags.Copy each being as-is. Or, better yet, follow your own twisted imaginings to conjure up creatures from fantastic lands.


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Fun, colorful, detailed

User Review  - MomtoTeenartist - Borders

Great step-by-step instructions. Bright, vibrant colors and fun details on the finished drawing. My teenager, who I bought this for, loves the cartoon strips on each character page. Read full review

Perfect for Beginers and Advance

User Review  - emfarleigh - Borders

From the same great author of Dragonart, this is a wonderful installment for those who are just starting in fantasy art to people who know how to draw but need something a little more to push it ... Read full review


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Jessica "NeonDragon" Peffer is a fantasy art illustrator and author of DragonArt: How to Draw Dragons and Fantasy Creatures. Her style has overtones of the popular Japanese manga/anime. Trained at the Columbus College of Art and Design, she has done character and logo commissions, and runs a popular website, www.NeonDragonArt.com.

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