Synopses & Reviews
From beautiful and graceful elven queens to disfigured and bloodthirsty goblins, here is all the live reference material you'll need to give your fantasy art the edge in a competitive market.
Over 600 detailed color photographs serve as references for drawing every kind of fantasy figure, all in appropriate costumes, plus many in detailed action sequences Packed with poses from unusual angles and perspectives, close-ups of facial expressions, and difficult details such as hands and accessories Features tips on creating dramatic lighting effects, interesting compositions, and realistic expressions with a step-by-step demonstration of a finished painting based on models from the book The bonus CD-ROM allows illustrators to work directly from all photographs without need to scan them
Peter Evans has been a costume designer and prop maker in the fantasy industry for over 20 years. He has written for fantasy magazines and comics and his work can be seen in many films (Willow, The Princess Bride) television shows, and theater productions. Peter lives and works in London.
Glenn Fabry is legendary in the fantasy art world for his amazing paintings. He is the author of the best-selling Anatomy for Fantasy Artists, published in North America by Barron's.
Both professional and student illustrators of action and fantasy art can take the guesswork out of rendering extreme anatomy and dynamic action poses with help from this valuable reference source. It presents more than 600 detailed color photos of live models, and represents a wide range of physiques, postures, and poses that can be incorporated in fantasy scenarios. The book's accompanying CD-ROM contains all of the book's posed images, allowing illustrators to swipe them directly and paste them into their own computer art projects. The book also instructs on rendering realistic effects to the illustrated textures of flesh, hair, clothing, and metal objects, as well as advice on adding highlights, backlights, and shadows. Here is a valuable reference source that belongs in every illustrator's personal library. All images are copyright free.
About the Author
Peter Evans has been a costume designer and prop maker in the fantasy industry for more than 20 years. His work appears in many fantasy magazines, comic books, movies, and TV and theater productions. Glen Fabry has more than 20 years' experience as a freelance fantasy illustrator. He is also the author of Anatomy for Fantasy Artists, published in North America by Barron's.