Synopses & Reviews
Follow Barbara Lanza down a magical path as she shows you how to capture the wonder and mischief of fairies. Then learn to add elements such as wings, nature-inspired clothing and romantic settings. With brilliant colors and some basic techniques, your fairies will take flight
Barbara illustrates the simple steps behind some of her favorite fairy friends: Baby, adolescent and adult fairiesThe fairies of Earth, Wind, Water and FireA fairy for each season, from the Spring Fairy cradled in her crocus bassinet, to the silvery, grand Winter FairyFairies to fill your days, from the Morning Fairy emerging from her morning glory bloom, to the Night Fairy, with spectacular wings the colors of the luna mothThese and other fanciful fairies are pictured amid mushrooms and butterflies, lounging on clover beds and dancing across flower tops. Recreate each project as is or use as a starting point - customize colors, settings and embellishments to dream up your own original fairy creations.
We peek into the fairies' world, and see joy and mischief in balance with nature, and when we recreate their spirit in our art, we are in harmony with nature, too.
Fantasy artists and decorative painters alike will love the charming fairies presented in this book. Readers will start off by learning how to draw children, adolescents and adults then will add elements such as wings to create fairies with sweetness and mischief. Demos feature individual fairies and groups, from simple subjects without backgrounds to those with background elements. The demos allow readers to paint exactly as the author has done or can used as a starting point for original artwork. From playing in a sun drenched field of wildflowers to hiding by a shady woodland stream, or dancing amidst snowflakes, readers can capture the essence of fairies with the tips and techniques provided in this book.
Renowned fairy artist Barbara Lanza explains how to create fairies with sweetness and mischief. Providing more than 20 demos featuring individual fairies and groups, Lanza shares her tips and techniques on how to capture the essence of fairies, from simple subjects without backgrounds to those with background elements.