How to Draw and Paint Fantasy Architecture: From Ancient Citadels and Gothic Castles to Subterranean Palaces and Floating Fortresses
  • How to Draw and Paint Fantasy Architecture: From Ancient Citadels and Gothic Castles to Subterranean Palaces and Floating Fortresses
  • How to Draw and Paint Fantasy Architecture: From Ancient Citadels and Gothic Castles to Subterranean Palaces and Floating Fortresses

How to Draw and Paint Fantasy Architecture: From Ancient Citadels and Gothic Castles to Subterranean Palaces and Floating Fortresses

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by Rob Alexander
     
 

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In this how-to guide youÂ'll find the essential art principles and techniques for drawing and painting fantastic buildings and environments, alternate realities, and ancient citadelsÂ--and youÂ'll learn the skills that make it all look convincing.

Step by step, learn how to use real-world architectural references to

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In this how-to guide youÂ'll find the essential art principles and techniques for drawing and painting fantastic buildings and environments, alternate realities, and ancient citadelsÂ--and youÂ'll learn the skills that make it all look convincing.

Step by step, learn how to use real-world architectural references to create extraordinarily fantastic buildings.

A texturing gallery filled with reference material will show you how to capture the differences in surface textures using a range of media, both traditional and digital. You'll also learn to add details such as weathering, carvings, and smoke and fire damage.

Once you've developed a comprehensive approach to architectural details and have mastered the necessary rendering techniques, you'll have everything you need to paint or render your fantasy creations effectively.

Rob Alexander is the author of Drawing and Painting Fantasy Landscapes and Cityscapes, also published by Barron's. He is an illustrator and conceptual artist working in publishing, magazine, computer gaming, and collectable card game markets. He paints fine art, fantasy, science fiction, children's illustrations, and contemporary landscapes, and has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Chesley Award from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists.

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"This is a beautiful book, with lots of helpful illustrations. . . . includes the work of multiple artists, not just the author. This helps you to see a variety of approaches."
--Digital Image Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764145353
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
249,627
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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