Drawing & Painting Fantasy Landscapes & Cityscapes

Drawing & Painting Fantasy Landscapes & Cityscapes

Create your Own Mythical Cities, Planets, and Lost Worlds

Book - 2006
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Barron's Educational Series
Artists interested in graphic novels and comic book illustration will find all the guidance and inspiration they need to draw and paint landscapes that evoke myths and legends, lost empires, futuristic planets, dramatic dreamscapes, underwater worlds, and subterranean cities. Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations demonstrate techniques for rendering a wide range of fantasy features, whether working in ink, watercolor, or computer pixels. Details covered in this heavily illustrated volume include -- choice of materials, with advice on getting the most from software programs . . . basics of perspective, architectural geometry, color, mood, and seasonal variations . . . landscape features, including skies, clouds, mountains, caves, deserts, snow, and water reflections . . . imagined landscapes from ancient cultures, future worlds, alien planets, undersea worlds, and surreal dreamscapes . . . cityscapes, from medieval towns to the metropolis of the future . . . famous fantasy worlds, from Atlantis to Middle Earth. This good-looking and instructive volume features an extensive glossary and more than 200 color illustrations.

Baker & Taylor
Offers an introduction to the basics of art and the elements of landscape, shows how to create fantasy realms, and showcases the work of several prominent fantasy artists.

Barron's Educational Publishing
Artists interested in graphic novels and comic book illustration will find all the guidance and inspiration they need to draw and paint landscapes that evoke myths and legends, lost empires, futuristic planets, dramatic dreamscapes, underwater worlds, and subterranean cities. Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations demonstrate techniques for rendering a wide range of fantasy features, whether working in ink, watercolor, or computer pixels. Details covered in this heavily illustrated volume include -- choice of materials, with advice on getting the most from software programs . . . basics of perspective, architectural geometry, color, mood, and seasonal variations . . . landscape features, including skies, clouds, mountains, caves, deserts, snow, and water reflections . . . imagined landscapes from ancient cultures, future worlds, alien planets, undersea worlds, and surreal dreamscapes . . . cityscapes, from medieval towns to the metropolis of the future . . . famous fantasy worlds, from Atlantis to Middle Earth. This good-looking and instructive volume features a gallery of fantasy and science fiction images among its more than 200 color illustrations.

Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, 2006
Edition: 1st ed. for North America
ISBN: 0764132601 (pbk.)
9780764132605 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: 704.947 ALE
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm

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Excellent, awesome art techniques for many many mediums. A must for artists trying to learn as much as possible.

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Nov 28, 2010

Good Fantasy reference & inspiration. Well worth reviewing again at a later time or for project specific reference.

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