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VOYAThe drawing of fairies is much more technical than most artists might have one believe. Ravenscroft details different types of mediums and methods throughout, opening the book with basic information about art materials teens can use. The standard "how-to-draw" section has instructions for creating fairies with basic shapes. Most of the book is taken up by techniques. Fundamental art techniques like laying washes with watercolors and using masking film are accompanied by larger project ideas. The last chapter is a series of fairy pictures that young artists can use for inspiration. Full-color illustrations and photographs make this book a treat to look through, but the real treasure is in the projects chapter. The techniques in this section could be used for more than creating fairies. The emphasis is on the artistic process, rather than simply showing teens how to draw figures. Some of the vocabulary may be too technical for teens with little knowledge of the art world. Those with a flair for art will probably take away more from this book than a beginner. The projects are complex and will take patience to accomplish. If a teen is willing to sit down and work with this book, there could be beautiful rewards. VOYA CODES: 3Q 4P J S A/YA (Readable without serious defects; Broad general YA appeal; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12; Adult-marketed book recommended for Young Adults). 2005, Watson-Guptil, 128p.; Index. Illus. Photos., Ages 12 to Adult.