The Official Vampire Artist's Handbook: How to Create Your Own Patterns and Illustrations of the Undead

The Official Vampire Artist's Handbook: How to Create Your Own Patterns and Illustrations of the Undead

by Lora Irish
     
 
How to draw vampire art and create your own patterns in simple, easy steps. Instructions can be used to create patterns for a variety of crafts as well as for drawing and altering photos. By the incomparable Lora S. Irish.

Overview

How to draw vampire art and create your own patterns in simple, easy steps. Instructions can be used to create patterns for a variety of crafts as well as for drawing and altering photos. By the incomparable Lora S. Irish.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
I couldn't resist requesting this book from NetGalley as soon as I saw it on their listing. I am a huge vampire fan and also like to dabble in pencil sketching from time to time, so it seemed to be the perfect book for me.

This book combines practical projects on drawing and colouring vampires with information about the vampire mythology, adding extra interest to what might otherwise have been a standard book on drawing. I thought the mix worked well as the information gave a basis to the decisions the artist made about the appearance of the different vampires she drew.

I didn't always agree with how the artist represented the vampires, but that is simply a matter of personal taste. I loved the section on colouring and blending colours as it is something I have tended to shy away from, working more with graphic pencils. The tutorials were fun and easy to follow, making them suitable for a complete novice or someone with some drawing experience.

This is a fun book that will appeal to both vampire fans and pencil artists in general.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565236783
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,112,987
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Lora S. Irish is an internationally known artist and author, whose acclaimed books include Great Book of Carving Patterns, Great Book of Celtic Patterns, Great Book of Dragon Patterns, Great Book of Tattoo Designs, The Official Vampire Artist's Handbook, Relief Carving Wood Spirits, World Wildlife Patterns for the Scroll Saw, and many more. Fox Chapel Publishing has sold more than 300,000 copies of Irish's books. Lora and her husband, Michael, created www.carvingpatterns.com, an Internet-based studio focusing on online tutorials, projects, and patterns created exclusively by Lora for crafters and artisans. The website offers more than 1,500 patterns in various subject categories. Lora is also a frequent contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated and to Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazines.

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