Creating Creatures of Fantasy and Imagination

Creating Creatures of Fantasy and Imagination

Everyday Inspirations for Painting Faeries, Elves, Dragons and More!

Book - 2005
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The author shows readers how to create a wide range of fantasy creatures using pen and ink, acrylic, and watercolor, offering advice on how to transform ordinary images into fantasy recreations. Original.

F+W Publishing

Fantasy has its roots in reality

A magical realm awaits you—an enchanted world of imaginary beings to inspire a treasure of your own extraordinary drawings and paintings. And your journey begins, oddly enough, with the ordinary things that surround you every day. With Creating Creatures of Fantasy and Imagination, discover how to use your own photographs and other true-life inspiration to make fanciful artwork that beautifully transcends reality.

Best-selling author Claudia Nice shows you how to build upon real-life references to draw and paint countless creatures from your imagination, including:

  • faeries and sprites
  • elves, brownies, dwarfs and gnomes
  • trolls, ogres, goblins and gremlins
  • dragons, sea monsters and sea serpents
  • centaurs, fauns, satyrs, mermaids and mermen
  • unicorns, Pegasus, phoenixes and griffins

Inside this invaluable guide you'll find complete step-by-step instruction and many captivating examples in pen and ink, watercolor and acrylic, plus the legend behind each mythological creature. Let this book be your entry to the realm of fantasy, where the only limit is your imagination!



Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, c2005
ISBN: 1581806183 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 751.454939 NIC
Characteristics: 127 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm

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