Synopses & Reviews
Lora S. Irish, author of Great Book of Dragon Patterns and other useful reference guides for artists, proudly introduces her latest book for Fox Chapel Publishing - with more than 100 patterns of those most mystical and elusive beings called "Fairies." The folklore of fairies - sometimes referred to as faes and flutterbyes - has been passed down through the generations, and they have captured the hearts and minds of artists for centuries. This book is brimming with tips and techniques for artists and craftspeople with any number of projects, including painting, woodworking, quilts, garden decorations, needlepoint, ceramics and more. Bring the magic of fairies to your art. Features dozens of original fairy patterns and the expert tips and techniques for successfully incorporating them into any medium or craft. Inside, you'll find the history of fairies in legends, and clear descriptions of the various fairy types and their appearances. - Wing patterns: Including bee wings, dragonfly wings, butterfly wings, moth wings, and modern options - Poses: Handy tips on creating one fairy manikin and turning it into dozens of poses - it's easier than you think! - Outfits: Dress your fairy in the best and brightest fashions - Settings: From ponds to flower gardens to forest floors, you'll learn how to place your fairy in your favorite scenes and backgrounds
Faeries, butterflies, mushrooms, dragonflies, flowers, bees, and more; the various ways to assemble them; how to change Fairy poses and dress; a section on how to develop a color chart; plus patterns, patterns, and more patterns! Even includes a brief "History" of the Fairy! All these, and more, are included in this great sourcebook! The many, many patterns in this wonderful book by Lora Irish should be of use to any crafter interested in the Fae: carvers, quilters, painters... Or, even just copy the patterns and put together a fabulous coloring book for a young one. (or one young at heart!) The uses for these patterns are limited only by your own imagination! Fairy patterns are divided into sections by type, and include: Flower Fairies; Pixies; Angels; Traditional Fairies; and Modern Fairies (with even the "Rock 'n' Roll" Fairy not overlooked!) An incomparable book, to be brought out again and again!
Another title from Fox Chapel Publishing that you'll find interesting is the "Great Book of Fairy Patterns" by Lora S. Irish. This is the ultimate design sourcebook for artists and craftspeople. It features over a hundred patterns, some of which are suitable for garden decorations as well as ones suited to quilts, woodworking, and other mediums. Appropriate for craftspeople of all levels, the projects feature various alternatives, such as different poses, settings, and outfits. Those interested in fairy gardens will also enjoy the introductory chapter on the history of fairies.
The history, mythology, and composition of angels, cherubs, fairies, pixies, and sprites are detailed in this handbook of fairy patterns. More than 72 fairy patterns for all mediums are featured, including dragonfly, sugar plum, and woodland fairies. The physical features of fairies and fairy backgrounds are examined in depth, including instructions for face and body painting that apply to all fairy re-creations. Comprehensive descriptions of different types of fairies accompanied by their folk histories provide a useful context for all fairy enthusiasts.
In addition to more than 72 fairy patterns for all mediums, this handbook features the history, mythology, and composition of angels, cherubs, fairies, pixies, and sprites.
Create your own fairy art from more than 70 patterns! Fairies have captured the imaginations of artists for eons. Here, in this guide for artists, Fairy aficionado and artist Lora Irish shares tips, techniques and all the information you need to get Get started on your next fairy painting, carving, illustration or other project. Bring the magic of fairies to your art. Dozens of original fairy patterns, along with tips and techniques for artists and craftspeople working in all mediums.
Table of Contents
From the Author and Artist vi Chapter One: Fairy Art 1 OR How Do I Use This Book in my artwork? Chapter Two: A History of Fairies in Legends 7 OR How did Fairies, Faes and Flutterbyes come to be? Chapter Three: Fairy Families and Their Wing Patterns 23 OR Who's who in the Fairy realm? Chapter Four: Changing Your Fairy's Pose 31 OR How can I turn one Fairy pattern into a dozen? Chapter Five: Creating New Wing Styles 39 OR Should my Fairy have butterfly, bee, bat or dragonfly wings? Chapter Six: Altering Your Fairy's Outfit 49 OR How do I dress my Fairy in the best and brightest fashions? Chapter Seven: Placing Your Fairy in a New Scene 55 OR What else can my Fairy do besides sit on flowers? Chapter Eight: Patterns 59 Guardian Angel Fairies 60 Child Fairies 68 Flower Fairies 73 Modern Fairies 95 Pagan Fairies 110 Pixies 124 Traditional Fairies 135 Miscellaneous Fairies 146 Appendix A - Manikin Patterns 178 Appendix B - Color Charts 180 Index 182