How to Draw Vampires: Discover the secrets to drawing, painting, and illustrating immortals of the night

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Over the years, vampires have earned a permanent place in pop culture. Numerous movies, TV shows, and book series have only upped the demand for these mythological beings. And now anyone can learn to draw and paint vampires with this in-depth handbook. How to Draw Vampires covers everything from rendering sharp fangs and glowing eyes to creating stylish immortal fashion. The book also contains 15 step-by-step projects featuring a mix of pencil, paint, and digital image-editing instruction, allowing artists to ...

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How to Draw Vampires: Discover the secrets to drawing, painting, and illustrating immortals of the night

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Overview

Over the years, vampires have earned a permanent place in pop culture. Numerous movies, TV shows, and book series have only upped the demand for these mythological beings. And now anyone can learn to draw and paint vampires with this in-depth handbook. How to Draw Vampires covers everything from rendering sharp fangs and glowing eyes to creating stylish immortal fashion. The book also contains 15 step-by-step projects featuring a mix of pencil, paint, and digital image-editing instruction, allowing artists to replicate each scene in graphic detail. Evil vampires, handsome vampires, gothic lairs, and the forbidden love between human and vampire merely scratch the surface of subjects in this must-have title.

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Concept artist Butkus and graphic designer Destefano provide instruction on how to sketch, draw, and paint many versions of this extremely popular mythical creature. Contributor Davin Chea-Butkus demonstrates step-by-step how to render a vampire in oil paint. The authors touch on digital illustration as well. The book's layout has all the splash and edge of a modern graphic novel, and the illustrations it guides readers to create also borrow heavily from the genre. The authors center their lessons on characters and narratives to help spark the imagination. Vampire folklore is sprinkled liberally throughout. This book is most appropriate for older teens, young adults, and Goths of all ages.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600581984
  • Publisher: Foster, Walter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Series: Fantasy Underground Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 708,759
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Butkus was trained at Otis Parsons in Los Angeles and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He has taught illustration and rendering techniques, along with character design and visual development, to art industry professionals and commercial art students. Michael has worked on more than 2,500 films in the areas of advertising, movie poster art, set design, and character design. Michael also invented and illustrated hundreds of characters for Lucasfilms' Shadow of the Empire. Clients include Paramount, Warner Brothers, Universal, Disney, DreamWorks, and LucasArts, as well as a number of toy companies that employ his imaginative creations and conceptual renderings for product design. Michael lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Merrie Destefano left a 9-to-5 desk job to become a full-time freelance editor and novelist, writing science fiction and fantasy. With 20 years of experience in publishing, her background ranges from award-winning graphic designer and illustrator to editor of Victorian Homes magazine and founding editor of Cottages & Bungalows magazine. She currently lives in Southern California with her husband, their German shepherds, and a Siamese cat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2010

    best ever! no comparison

    the drawings are amazing. the detail can't compare. step be step suggestions are great. I'd like to see more of the artist work

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    STUPID!!!

    Why are we so dumb that we would get into this kind of crud? I think that vampires and demonic things should be left alone!!

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