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Watercolor Fairies: A Step by Step Guide to Creating the Fairie World
     

Watercolor Fairies: A Step by Step Guide to Creating the Fairie World

by Anna Franklin, David Riche
 
An inspirational guide to drawing and painting the fairy realm, this enchanting book looks at the origins and development of fairy art, and draws upon a wide range of art, literature, mythology, and folklore surrounding fairies. Readers are shown how to invoke the fairy spirit and bring to life the nymphs, sprites, and sylphs of a fabled realm. Easy-to-follow, step-by

Overview

An inspirational guide to drawing and painting the fairy realm, this enchanting book looks at the origins and development of fairy art, and draws upon a wide range of art, literature, mythology, and folklore surrounding fairies. Readers are shown how to invoke the fairy spirit and bring to life the nymphs, sprites, and sylphs of a fabled realm. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step illustrations and photographs enable beginning artists to recreate flower fairies, celestial spirits, and mischievous dark fairies, as well as learn how to capture exquisite detail such as delicate wings and sheer gowns. Artists learn how to turn their brush into a wand and create an entire fairy kingdom in watercolor, the dreamiest medium with which to convey the spirit and nature of these fairy folk.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823056408
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.49(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

David Riché is the author of The Art of Faery (1-843-400-952). He has developed many websites including www.fantasy-artists.co.uk, which has been recognized as the premier source of the finest fairy artists worldwide. Anna Franklin works as an illustrator and writer. Her many published works reflect her lifelong interest in folklore and mythology, and include The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Fairies (1-843-336-243).

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