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How to Draw & Paint Fairyland

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Art students aspiring to diverse careers that range from book illustration to creating animated films will value this book as a solid, practical tutorial. The author instructs in methods for creating imaginative and atmospheric fairy habitats in watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and other media. She offers a wealth of creative ideas that include step-by-step instruction for ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published August 15th 2008 by Barron's Educational Series
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Amy
Jan 03, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing
I read this right after Mary Whyte's book "watercolor for serious beginners." It took Whytes technical explanations and opened a world of fantasy.

I loved:
*the tools section. It outlined the many mediums and tools that she uses to create her art.

*art basics. I know about perspective and color, but her explanations were interesting and by using her own work to demonstrate various technical matters, made it easy to understand. I am glad she also showed some of how she uses technology to create her
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Kevin
Jul 17, 2010 Kevin rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: pwater color painters,
Recommended to Kevin by: I just happen to fall across it
Rather , your drawing your small animals or hand held fairies. This book is real treasure, in it's self. It really is. Even the blah, blah, blah Chapter of "Getting Started" has more information then you might expect. In fact, there so much information in the Getting Started Chapter. you probably re-read it. several times over. Just, to gather all information from it.

An the book doesn't stop there. It keep going with information on how to paint flowers, leaves & branches. an other details of
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F.P.
May 30, 2013 F.P. rated it it was amazing
I was surprised to find myself buying this because I don't read or view much pure fantasy. But then I realized that, oddly, I've always liked fantasy art.

I really enjoy flipping through this and looking at the author's cute lovely art inside. So far I've made several of the exercises; two of them came out really nice. I must try a bunch more. I've got the templates ready, copied and shaded (including a bunch from one of her other books); I just have been bouncing around like a jumping bean betw
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Malvika Jaswal
Nov 27, 2012 Malvika Jaswal rated it liked it
There is no doubt that it is a beautiful book but I just wish there were more step-by step instructions and complete intricate paintings to work on. It almost seemed half finished at times. You must know be already familiar of the anatomy part of drawing before you pick this book up and so it can't really be classifies as for a beginner.
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