100 Ways to Create Fantasy Figures

100 Ways to Create Fantasy Figures


By (author) Francis Tsai, Foreword by Todd Lockwood

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  • Publisher: IMPACT Books
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 280mm x 12mm | 380g
  • Publication date: 28 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Ohio
  • ISBN 10: 1600611192
  • ISBN 13: 9781600611193
  • Edition statement: Original
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 91,571

Product description

This book presents 100 exciting and ingenious ways to design and draw better fantasy figures: from developing the characters to adding costumes, props and backdrops. Hollywood concept designer Francis Tsai shares tips and tricks for creating imaginative figures, giving readers a unique opportunity to gain guidance from a real pro.The images use an inspirational mix of styles and approaches, with influences ranging from Celtic, Greek, Roman, Oriental and Medieval to 19th Century Gothic. The accessible layout, with a stiking image and accompanying text on each page, provides a sourcebook of key approaches and techniques - perfect for artists and illustrators who want bite-sized information that will make a real difference to their work.

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Author information

Francis Tsai is a renowned conceptual designer who has just completed work on the Mutant Ninja Turtles movie for Warner. He was the principal artist for Darkwatch and has worked on many other fantasy gaming assignments, as well as pen and paper role playing games, manuals and trading cards. He is a regular contributor to ImagineFX magazine. He lives in San Diego, California.

Table of contents

Foreword by Todd Lockwood; Introduction; 1 Understanding the Basics; 2 Researching the Character; 3 Establishing a Process; 4 Developing a Character; 5 Communicating with the Viewer; Acknowledgments; Index.