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How To Draw Fantasy Art

How To Draw Fantasy Art

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How To Draw Fantasy Art

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270 pages
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Oct 28, 2016


Fantasy is a fun niche to draw for. It gives you the liberty to draw people and animals, as well as outlandish characters only your imagination can provide.

Have you ever wanted to draw a dragon? How about a village witch? Have you ever privately wanted to create a truly fearless Elven Warrior? How to Draw Fantasy Characters delivers these individuals directly into your hands.

With How to Draw Fantasy Characters, you’ll:

• Discover the appeal of charcoal and graphite drawings
• Find out how to sketch simple outlines for your elves and faeries
• Understand how to manipulate basic structures into new and outlandish creatures
• Explore the far reaches of your mind to create fantastical creatures
• Use everyday creatures, such as cats, to draw the sometimes-feline appearance of dragons
• Discover confidence as you overcome your fear of misshapen lines
• Learn the skills you’ve been wanting through these step-by-step tutorials
• Astonish your friends!
• Enjoy your budding reputation as “that amazing fantasy artist”
• Use your art to create personal birthday cards, posters, and gifts for family and friends

Each chapter is arranged in a simple structure. Starting with basic figure drawing, you’ll create step-by-step mannequins that you’ll soon be able to manipulate into different postures and positions. With the help of our How-To guide, your prowess as a fantasy artist is well on its way!

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Oct 28, 2016

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How To Draw Fantasy Art

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 The Basics Body Proportion

Chapter 2 Project One Diagramming In Action: Drawing A Wind Dancer

Chapter 3 Project Two Creating The Face: Drawing An Elf Maiden

Chapter 4 Project Three Fairy Urchin

Chapter 5 An Exercise Creating Shadow

Chapter 6 Project Four Simple Faces

Chapter 7 Project Five Wood Elf

Chapter 8 Project Six Eleven Warrior

Chapter 9 Project Seven Moon Fairy

Chapter 10 Project Eight Mermaid Fair

Chapter 11 Project Nine Village Witch

Chapter 12 Project Ten Mystical Mage

Chapter 13 Project Elven Sorrowful Wraith

Chapter 14 Project Twelve Dwarven Warrior

Chapter 15 Project Thirteen Goblin Scavenger

Chapter 16 Project Fourteen Magical Unicorn

Chapter 17 Project Fifteen Majestic Pegasus

Chapter 18 Project Sixteen Centaur Warrior

Chapter 19 Project Seventeen Mighty Dragon

Chapter 20 Project Eighteen Lonely Werewolf

Chapter 21 Project Nineteen Powerful Sorceress

Chapter 22 Project Twenty Cocky Mercenary


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In my opinion, art should be fun. I try not to stress out too much about the angle of a line, or the slope of a dress. I can always erase them, or edit them as I go along. An artist’s eraser is a fabulous thing.

Drawing is a constant lesson. You always learn something new. Enjoy the mistakes. You never know what new idea will come out of an accidental line, or a change in posture.

My art comes to me in a series of mental images. I’ll see a picture in my head, and then I can’t relax until I sketch it out. I frequently use myself as a model, so I can feel how a position ought to be. I have been known to lie down on a floor with my hands behind my back in order to see the position of a captive. I have also made faces at myself, and purloined statues as models for dragons, knights, and fairies.

Drawing is Fun!

However, as mentioned before, it is also a constant state of learning. I don’t think there is a single artist out there who considers themselves an expert. I know my art is not perfect. I don’t mind. I want to keep growing and improving, learning new techniques and being inspired with new ideas. I hope this book inspires you to keep growing and learning, too.

Drawing Materials

Everyone has their own opinion about what sort of pencils to use for drawing. However, most artists will tell you to go with what feels most comfortable. These are the items I love to use in my sketches.

•Automatic pencil – my favorite is the one with 0.5 lead. This pencil is okay to use for preliminary sketches, provided you don’t push too hard. However, it is perfect for detail work, especially for the hands and around the facial area

•Tin of sketching pencils – I currently use the Staedtler Mars Lumograph tin of six. I like these because the charcoal pencils dramatically darken a picture. This tin contains an 8B, 7B, 6B, 4B, 2B, and HB pencil. 2B and HB are excellent for preliminary sketches.

•Sharpener – any kind will work, really. I prefer the small silver ones that are made in Germany. They tend to be very sharp, and usually come with extra razors screwed on the side.

•Pen – any sort of cheap Staples pen will do. I rather like the Bic® Round Stic® black pens, because they help enhance a picture while maintaining the sketchy look that I like.

•Erasers – one standard Pink Pearl eraser is fine. Me, I prefer to use a drawing eraser like an Alvin vinyl eraser, a grey kneaded eraser, and a mechanical Staedtler eraser. I like the mechanical eraser because it’s small, and it gets into those hard-to-reach areas very well.

•Sketch book – this is the most important! How else are you going to capture those once-in-a-lifetime sketches? I prefer the large Mead Académie sketchbooks, those heavy duty 70-page spiral notebooks. They are ideal for sketches in pencil, pen, marker, and charcoal, which is everything I use.

•Forefinger – Most artists will use stumps and tortillons for blending shades. If you’d like to use these too, I recommend the Loew-Cornell blending stumps. However, I usually use my forefinger. It’s the perfect size for getting into those nooks and crannies, and I think it makes you much more sensitive to pressure. You can sort of feel how much or how little to apply. If you use the forefinger technique, make sure to wash your hands, so you don’t smudge when you don’t mean to!

Ta da! You have now created your very own Artist’s Toolbox! Feel free to experiment with different mediums and textures, and discover which pens, pencils, and paper you prefer.

Now that we’ve settled the art supplies, it’s time to get to work.

A Couple More Things

There are some essential things artists need to consider before going to work on their next great masterpiece. First, you need to find a place to draw.

Choose an area with good lighting. If you can’t see your drawing very well, you’re going to miss those stupid mistakes that will pop out at you later as your picture is nearing completion. I’ve done this before. It’s frustrating.

Sit in a manner that’s most comfortable. I tend to start on a kitchen table, but the problem here is that I’m bent over for a long period of time. After awhile my back and neck start to ache. I eventually end up on a couch, curled up with my drawing supported on a large book balanced on my knees. The strain is gone from my neck, but like the table I will sooner or later develop a crick in my neck. Easels are awesome, because you can sit up nice and straight. I’m relatively new to easels, though, so after a while my arm gets tired.

No matter where I draw, I make sure I have good lighting!

Take breaks. If you sit over your drawing all day, ignoring the cramps in your fingers and the ache in your neck, you’re going to hate art. Sit back. Massage your neck. Work your wrists. Get a drink. Take a walk for a few minutes and get away from charcoal and graphite. After

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