Magnificent Fantasy Creatures and How to Draw Them

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Pub Date 9 Oct 2018 | Archive Date 20 Nov 2018
F+W Media, IMPACT Books

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Description

Discover how to draw 30 fantastical beasts from folklore, literature and the farthest reaches of your imagination in this how-to-draw guide. As you explore each magnificent creature you'll not only discover a detailed finished illustration along with exciting ideas, hints and practical lessons for how to recreate it. Blank practice pages built into the book ensure you have plenty of space for practicing techniques like adding movement and texture to your beasts of lore.

Discover how to draw 30 fantastical beasts from folklore, literature and the farthest reaches of your imagination in this how-to-draw guide. As you explore each magnificent creature you'll not...


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Kevin Walker is a British illustrator based in Leeds, who is known for working on many properties. These include 2000 AD, Warhammer, Magic: The Gathering and Marvel Comics (for whom he currently works).

Kevin Walker is a British illustrator based in Leeds, who is known for working on many properties. These include 2000 AD, Warhammer, Magic: The Gathering and Marvel Comics (for whom he currently...


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Good selection of characters from the fauna. Great amount of tips. The book helped me to generate my own ideas. Every creature looks really fierce to me. Sadly for me no sweet ones in the collection. You should try this book even if you are a beginner.

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Kev Walker gives us a book that explores how to develop drawings of fantastic characters and creatures. The book is clear and makes sense. While I didn’t try the drawings myself, I enjoyed the author’s approach. An accessible book for the artist in your life.

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An excellent book for the young and not so young artists. I liked the layout and the photo suggestions for an imagaintive monster/creature. The blank pages for drawing your own gruesome creature is great, it keeps the flow of the book going and encourages the artist to have a go. It reads like a fun textbook with great describing and illustrations. I will whole heartedly recommend this, it would be perfect for a Christmas or birthday present.

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This is your basic how-to-draw book, but it does assume a certain level of knowledge from the user. Whereas most how-to-draw books break a drawing down into three, four, or more pages, these are done on two pages and begin with pieces (such as "the head") of the creature. However, my students love these graphic and not-so-loving creatures and are drawing them anyway, or trying to, so they may as well learn how to do them properly! There are a handful of creatures...all demon and dragon-ish...which your middle schoolers will love.

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