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How to Draw and Paint Fairies: From Finding Inspiration to Capturing Diaphanous Detail, a Step-By-Step Guide to Fairy Art

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How do you draw a fairy? It's not like you can convince one to do life modeling in your studio. How to Draw and Paint Fairies confronts the fairy labor shortage directly, explaining all the techniques needed to bring fairy art to life. For beginners, explanations of basic techniques and easy-to-follow constructional drawings, plus information on materials, sketching, forms ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Watson-Guptill Publications
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F.P.
Jun 05, 2013 F.P. rated it it was amazing
Just got a copy of this--her art is so lovely! A few things in here I can't wait to paint, especially the image that mixes ballpoint pen with color. I did that from her other book and I loved it (it's on my blog). There's another fabulous image with lots of beautiful blue, but because I'm not very good at watercolors, I think I'm going to start doing her stuff in acrylic washes--that way I can correct "errors."

For years I kept trying to use watercolors like acrylics...um, it doesn't work. Gouac
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Sarah
Jul 23, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it
This isn't a book for learning how to draw the fairies themselves (they give basic guides) but it's a really good reference guide for working out your own watercolour colour schemes as well as a great section of techniques for interesting watercolour finishes. Also great ideas for fairy clothing and wing designs as well as personality in facial features.
I don't paint fairies but I picked up this book for the good tips on watercolour finishes. Good reference book and the fairies are really cute.
Meighan
Aug 31, 2008 Meighan rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people who like traditional fairies
The drawings are beautiful and the artistic advice in many places is sound, but I feel that this book specifically teaches you to draw fairies like Linda Ravenscroft. I wish that art from different artists had been used more often, and that the art peices shown were in more different media and styles.
Raha
May 22, 2009 Raha added it
This is a fairly good book on techniques and instructions. It's surely fun to draw and paint imaginative creatures, especially since fairies can be composed of human body, butterfly or bird wings, and floral costume. Creating fairy land requires paying close attention to nature and building confidence in drawing and painting skills.
Patsy Parker
Oct 13, 2014 Patsy Parker rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art-instruction
I really love this book. I spent a great deal of time working out of it a couple of years ago. I drew lots of fairies, but eventually moved on to something else. I like the way it explains proportion and the illustrations are excellent.
Alicia
Dec 19, 2008 Alicia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Several Start to finish examples, considers feel and settings well.
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Cheryl
May 23, 2009 Cheryl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book- use it all the time when I am stuck for inspiration. It always has a way to get the creative juices flowing again.
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