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Dreamscapes Myth & Magic: Creating Legendary Creatures & Charactersby Stephanie Pui Mon Law
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Open this book, and enter a realm where fantasy springs to life in dreamlike colors, luscious textures and graceful compositions. Continuing the journey of the original Dreamscapes, this second book by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law explores - in words and beautiful watercolor imagery - more legends of the sea, sky and earth. Learn Stephanie's secrets for calling forth maidens, mermaids and bewitching moonlight ? for evoking dragons, enchantresses and tricksters ? for turning seeds of legend and lore into spellbinding characters, creatures and settings.
Follow along with 13 full step-by-step demonstrations to create unicorns, tree spirits, witches and other iconic fantasy figures.
Discover a wealth of techniques for painting mermaid scales, Phoenix feathers, glowing dragon eyes, flowing gowns, silken hair and a host of other dazzling effects.
Get inspired by the ancient origins and folktales behind each mystical being.
Much of what modern writers and artists depict follows in the footsteps of ancient tales and imagery. Dreamscapes Myth & Magic explores these ancient origins while demonstrating the author's proven techniques for creating stunning, ethereal fantasy characters, creatures and settings. You will learn to create wonderful fantasy scenes step by step, including basic materials and techniques. Also learn about planning and sketching; figure construction and how to vary it to create fantasy characters; and how to make your fantasy characters unique by learning how to create clothing, settings and backgrounds.
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