Draw Like an Artist: 100 Fantasy Creatures and Characters

Draw Like an Artist: 100 Fantasy Creatures and Characters : Step-by-Step Realistic Line Drawing - A Sourcebook for Aspiring Artists and Designers

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Featuring more than 600 sketches depicting a vast array of fantastic beasts and beings, Draw Like an Artist: 100 Fantasy Creatures and Characters is a must-have visual reference for student and aspiring artists, illustrators, and animators for fantasy, gaming, and augmented or virtual reality-anyone who's seeking to improve their realistic drawing skills and create compelling mythological marvels.

This contemporary step-by-step guidebook demonstrates fundamental art concepts like proportion, anatomy, and spatial relationships as you learn to draw a full range of amazing life forms-including unicorns, mermaids, dragons, vampires, and zombies-all shown from a variety of perspectives. Each set of illustrations takes you from beginning sketch lines to a finished drawing. Author Brynn Metheney's classic drawing style will make this a go-to sourcebook for years to come.

Learn how to:

Establish basic shapes and symmetry
Articulate lines for body shapes, forms, and shading
Add defining details

Draw Like an Artist: 100 Fantasy Creatures and Characters is a library essential for any artist who's interested in learning how to draw these richly imagined and visually and culturally influential legendary beings.

The books in the Draw Like an Artist series are richly visual references for learning how to draw classic subjects realistically through hundreds of step-by-step images created by expert artists and illustrators.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 10.16mm | 476.27g
  • United States
  • English
  • 700 b-w illustrations
  • 163159964X
  • 9781631599644

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION
How to Use This Book
Tips for Pencil Work

SECTION 1: CREATURES
Gryphon
Unicorn
Phoenix
Pegasus
Hydra
Chimera
Sea Serpent
Cerberus
Hippogriff
Kraken
Capricorn
Leviathan
Manticore
Fenrir
Tarasque
Questing Beast
Monoceros
Basilisk
Salamander
Cockatrice
Wyvern
Kelpie
Afanc
Phooka
Western Dragon
Eastern Dragon
Dilong
Yeti
Barghest
Jersey Devil
Flying Monkey
Jackalope
Bigfoot
Cipactli
Namazu
Ammit
Capcaun
Kumiho
Nue
Phaya
Pixiu
Yale
Kaiju
Chupacabra
Dobhar Chu

SECTION 2: CHARACTERS
Cyclops
Minotaur
Medusa
Cacus
Centaur
Faun
Wood Nymph
Water Nymph
Mermaid
Nixie
Siren
Harpie
Angel
Demon
Genie
Sorcerer
Dwarf
Elf
Mothman
Fairy
Pixie
Sprite
Mountain Troll
Leprechaun
Imp
Hobbit
Gnome
Brownie
Giant
Ogre
Kobold
Werewolf
Vampire
Banshee
Zombie
Ghost
Mummy
Ghoul
Orc
Hobgoblin
Wraith
Dokkaebi
Goblin
Tengu
Kappa

SECTION 3: ORIGINAL CREATURE & CHARACTER DESIGNS
Giant Horned Toad
Golden Serpent
Riverside Pincher
Lava Swimmer
Rock Eater
Tree Kit
Silverfish
Goulodon
Sky Deer
Arothi

Acknowledgments
About the Author
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About Brynn Metheney

Brynn Metheney is a concept artist specializing in creature and character designs for film, games, and publishing. Her clients include Sony Pictures, Dark Horse Comics, Disney Publishing, Dreamscape Immersive, Warner Bros., and Wizards of the Coasts, and she has been involved with such projects as Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Warner Bros.'s Scooby-Doo, and Boots Riley's Sorry to Bother You. Brynn also teaches creature design at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California, and The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. She lives in the greater Los Angeles area.
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