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

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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.

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

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Overview

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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"Once you've drawn the line of motion and the outline of the head, chest and hips, draw her arms flaring out, emphasizing that she's wailing..... Add fingers on the palm of each hand. The hands could be wide open, clenched or curled into menacing, claw-like shapes. Fill out her arms....Adding pointy ears is a smashing idea! Begin the banshee's garments-do you want tattered, rotting rags or a dress of flowing mist?.... Lay in the basics of the face. Add general shape of the hair." DragonArt Fantasy Characters walks fledgling artists step-by-step through the creative process, using a friendly, informal text and easy-to-emulate sequential drawings. A major confidence builder.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581808520
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 8/27/2007
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 783,609
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Posted May 15, 2010

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    OMG!!!!

    This book is awsome! I only just got it and I'v learned so much about from it already. If you love drawing fantasy creatures give this book a look over and all other Dragonart books by Neondragon.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2008

    wow

    This book is perfect for anyone who loves to draw or simply loves fantasy creatures!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    Awesome Book!

    The book is absolutely excellent! It is one of my favorite art books and I would recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy, or just wants to step outside their "comfort zone".

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  • Posted October 14, 2013

    Good

    Back when I drew a lot and was into the fantasy genre. This one helped when trying to draw stuff like this. And dragons of course. Love dragons.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    ?

    Howb old wouldbhav to be to get this book?

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    Posted September 19, 2012

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Love it

    Very educational

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Lol

    Stupid kids

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  • Posted April 21, 2009

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    drawing book

    This book is very informative in teaching how to draw certain pictures. I love!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2008

    This book is amazing!

    This is probably the best 'how to draw' book I've read. it is very clear and i understood how to draw everything in it. amazing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2007

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    I really liked this book it totally revolutionized my drawing technique, she 'the author jessica peffer' really gives you creative freedom thats just one of the many reasons why I loved this book, I would reccomend it to any artist looking to improve their drawing skills

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