How To Draw And Paint Fairies: From Finding Inspiration To Capturing Diaphanous Detail, A Step-By-Step Guide To Fairy Art

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How do you draw a fairy? It’s not like you can convince one to do life modeling in your studio. How to Draw and Paint Fairies confronts the fairy labor shortage directly, explaining all the techniques needed to bring fairy art to life. For beginners, explanations of basic techniques and easy-to-follow constructional drawings, plus information on materials, sketching, forms, and color make starting out easy and pleasant. As artists progress, the book offers detailed descriptions and beautiful illustrations of ...
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Overview

How do you draw a fairy? It’s not like you can convince one to do life modeling in your studio. How to Draw and Paint Fairies confronts the fairy labor shortage directly, explaining all the techniques needed to bring fairy art to life. For beginners, explanations of basic techniques and easy-to-follow constructional drawings, plus information on materials, sketching, forms, and color make starting out easy and pleasant. As artists progress, the book offers detailed descriptions and beautiful illustrations of little people—from flower, water, and moon fairies, to nymphs and sprites, to sirens. Basic to advanced techniques on watercolor and mixed media are covered step-by-step, and finished images from leading fairy artists provide inspiration. This beautiful book will make every artist believe in fairies.
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The 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.
—Leslie McCombs
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823023837
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 527,068
  • Product dimensions: 8.71 (w) x 8.72 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Hazel Harrison, a professional artist who studied painting at the Guildford School of Art and the Royal Academy of Painting, is the author of more than thirty highly regarded art instruction books.

Linda Ravenscroft is an internationally renowned fantasy artist.

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  • Posted February 18, 2010

    advanced fariy drawing

    My daughter (8) loves fairies and asked for this book. It's a bit above her drawing skill level, but it gives her a start copying the illustrations. The book has step by step instructions for many of the fairy types, different hair styles, wings, ears etc. Very beutiful sketches of fairies!

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

    I just love it!!!

    I would definitely recommend to a friend or even give as a gift to a friend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2006

    ARTIST READER CHICK

    AWESOME!! The art within this book is amazing! You can learn to draw the fae and develop your own style.

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    Posted September 22, 2009

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