Masters & Legends of Fantasy Art: Techniques for Drawing, Painting & Digital Art from 36 Acclaimed Artists

Masters & Legends of Fantasy Art: Techniques for Drawing, Painting & Digital Art from 36 Acclaimed Artists


By (author) The Editors at Future Publishing, By (author) The Editors of Imaginefx Magazine, By (author) Brian Froud, By (author) Boris Vallejo, By (author) Julie Bell, By (author) H Giger, By (author) Frank Frazetta, By (author) Chris Achilleos, By (author) James Gurney, By (author) Rodney Matthews

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  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 277mm x 13mm | 1,542g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2012
  • ISBN 10: 1565237196
  • ISBN 13: 9781565237193
  • Sales rank: 226,817

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Masters & Legends of Fantasy Art is the ultimate guide to fantasy art techniques, advice and theory. It's packed with the biggest names in fantasy art, including interviews, advice, and workshops from Wayne Barlowe, Chris Foss, Charles Vess, Dave Gibbons, H.R. Giger, Bob Eggleton, Boris Vallejo, Julie Bell and many more! This stunning book offers readers everything they need to know to paint like the fantasy art masters, with a mix of traditional art advice from people such as Frank Frazetta, James Gurney, Brian Froud, and Rodney Matthews, as well as insights on advanced digital techniques from Adam Hughes, Marta Dahlig and Andrew Jones. In-depth interviews provide profiles of the world's greatest fantasy artists, accompanied by 24 amazing workshops that reveal their techniques. The masters discuss how to paint classic fantasy, imaginative, sci-fi and comic art, with advice on how to tell visual stories, make inspired illustrations, and create strong characters. Readers will learn how to paint better spaceships, faeries, aliens, and elf rangers, with plenty of tips on how to accomplish either a traditional or modern look using digital techniques. A 22-page gallery presents inspiring samples of work by the legendary artists behind some of fantasy's most iconic images. A core skills section offers basic training workshops on topics such as using custom brushes and rendering realistic materials like cloth, rock, silk, fur and shiny metal. Henning Ludvigsen presents 20 must know fantasy tips, including how to achieve better paintings with color, texture and light. The book comes with a free CD offering a wealth of resources, from custom Photoshop brushes to free texture samples and reference images, each hand-picked by the fantasy art masters. 117 minutes of video workshops show viewers exactly how each stroke was achieved in the book. Layered Photoshop files allow readers to learn how a painting is created, by taking it apart piece by piece on their own computers.

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Future Publishing is an international special-interest media group. Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today they have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests.