Synopses & Reviews
Give life to the beings that roam your imagination.
Dragons may terrorize fantasy worlds, but they need peasants to munch on ... heroes to confront ... elegant elves, shrewd sorcerers and dreaded demons to battle. Following on the wings of the ferociously popular DragonArt, this book shows you how to conjure up your own fantasy realms by drawing inspiration from fairy tales, legends and (if you dare) things that go bump in the night.
Breathe the life into your beings by basing them upon fundamental human anatomyproportions, facial expressions and gender-specific characteristics.Color-coded, step-by-step demonstrations (simple enough that even the dullest of dwarves could follow along ) show you how to create a sordid cast of creatures, including goblins, orcs, sprites, angels, mermaids, centaurs, vampires, werewolves, banshees and more.Accessorize each being by tailoring them with tusks, wings, hooves, daggers, armor and various apparel, from the fine garb of nobles to peasant rags.Copy each being as-is. Or, better yet, follow your own twisted imaginings to conjure up creatures from fantastic lands.
Readers will experience immediate success by starting with extremely easy, basic anatomy that most fantasy characters share (simple shapes, easy views, easy to copy) then be able to move on to more interesting and complex characters that go past initial pencils into a shaded and colored finish. Many of the features in the first book are carried over into Fantasy Characters such as historical facts about fantasy people; cool flipbook feature on the bottom right-hand pages and the book mascot, Dolosus. Characters include: warriors, wizards, rangers, samurais, dwarves, elves, gnomes, trolls, orcs, ogres, goblins, merfolk, harpies, faurs centaurs, werewolves, vampires, banshees, zombies and more
In this follow-up to her "DragonArt: How to Draw Dragons and Fantasy Creatures," Jessica NeonDragon Peffer offers even more in-depth instruction on how to draw such fantasy characters as dwarves, elves, werewolves, and vampires, in a step-by-step format. Includes historical facts about fantasy beings, along with a flipbook feature.