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The Fantasy Illustrator's Technique Bookby Gary Lippincott
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From conception to publication, the fantasy artist uses a wide range of skills to create magical, mythical, and monstrous characters and worlds of wonder. This indispensable book provides a thorough grounding in the tools and techniques you will need to produce spellbinding fantasy artwork in both traditional and digital media.
Each unit is devoted to a different element of fantasy art: find out where to look for inspiration; how to visualize the unreal; interpret narrative; bend the traditional rules of anatomy, perspective, and composition to create dramatic effects; render and color your work using pencils, paint, and pixels.
Experiment with different genres and create truly magical settings with extraordinary characters, from terrifying ogres and trolls to mischievous imps and fairies. Take your work to the next level and discover how to become a professional fantasy artist with advice and tips on how to present, promote, and sell your finished artwork.
GARY A. LIPPINCOTT has been a fantasy painter and professional illustrator for the past 20 years. His work has been featured in graphic novels, young adult fantasy novels, children's picture books, magazines, calendars, and even jigsaw puzzles. He has won two prestigious Chesley awards and has been nominated for a Hugo award. His artwork has graced the covers of books written by some of the most respected fantasy authors (Ursula Le Guin, Tanith Lee, J.R.R. Tolkien, Andre Norton, Charles De Lint, and others.) He lives in Massachusetts.
Heavily illustrated and highly detailed, Gary A. Lippincotts instruction manual for art students seeking professional entry in the fantasy art field guides them from conception of an art idea to publication, emphasizing methods for creating magical, mythical, and monstrous characters that inhabit worlds of fantasy and wonder. More than 350 color illustrations. Barrons Educational Series
Here is a heavily illustrated, highly detailed instruction manual for art students seeking professional entry in the fantasy art field. The author guides students from conception of an art idea to publication of the finished work, emphasizing methods for creating magical, mythical, and monstrous characters who inhabit worlds of fantasy and wonder. He starts with practical considerations--setting up a workspace and mastering drawing media, painting media, and digital techniques. Next comes advice on visualizing the details in a story concept, with special attention to. . .
How-to chapters instruct in the details of drawing convincing scenes and characters, using color to create atmosphere, and depicting special effects such as fog and dramatic lighting. A final chapter advises beginning artists on how to promote their work, get to know the fantasy art marketplace, establish contact with art directors and editors, and develop a flourishing career. More than 350 color illustrations.
About the Author
Gary A. Lippincott is an experienced professional illustrator whose work has appeared in graphic novels, young adult fantasy novels, children's picture books, magazines, calendars, and even jigsaw puzzles. He lives in Massachusetts.
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