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The Fantasy Illustrator's Technique Book: From Creating Characters To Selling Your Work, Learn The Skills Of The Professional Fantasy Artist

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  54 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
From conception to publication the fantasy artist uses his skills to create magical, mythical and monstrous characters and worlds of wonders. This book gives a thorough grounding in fantasy art techniques.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 27th 2007 by David & Charles Publishers (first published February 1st 2007)
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Isis Sousa
Nov 07, 2012 Isis Sousa rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fantasy Artists and Fantasy Art Lovers
Shelves: art-books
I really like this book:

First, it has a very beautiful, inspiring cover! And being a digital painter/illustrator, this has grabbed my attention immediately!

I am not into watercolors, AT ALL. But as an artist, I constantly search for inspiration by appreciating other poeple's arts/artworks and also their techniques.

I enjoyed the book because it was beautifullly illustrated from the begining to the end, and it showcases samples of Fantasy Art from several other artists.

From the technical point of
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Alicia
Dec 19, 2008 Alicia rated it really liked it
I'm in two minds about this one - it helps me in terms of colour and feel for fantasy, which I've found rare. It also gives a large number of exampled finished images at the end of the book. Its focus seems to be on producing covers for fantasy books or a single image.
Max
Jul 27, 2013 Max rated it really liked it
Shelves: art
A very handy book. It explains the basics of making marks, working with water soluble paints, and also how to think up ideas.

If fantasy art is your cup of tea, this book is a handy starting point.
Mira
Jan 23, 2016 Mira rated it really liked it
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I love this kind of book, and this one is beautifully written and illustrated...but I wish the author had indicated which mediums were used to create each picture included.
Dani
Nov 24, 2013 Dani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art
I loved it, it gives very good tips on how to construct different body and face types but the techniques themselves are more useful to watercolor painters.
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