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Title:
Drawing dark fantasy : creating monsters, madness, and all manner of nightmarish imagery / Steve Beaumont.
ISBN:
9780486829289
Publication Information:
Mineola, NY : Dover Publications, Inc., 2018.

©2014
Physical Description:
127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
"Copyright ©2014 by Arcturus Holdings Limited"--Title page verso.

"This Dover edition, first published in 2018, is an unabridged republication of the work originally published by Arcturus Holdings Limited, London, in 2014. This text has been emended to conform to American spelling and usage."--Title page verso.
Contents:
Introduction -- Materials -- Successful figure drawing -- Perspective -- Lighting -- Coloring -- Exercise 1 Dragon's lair -- Exercise 2 Creature of the night -- Exercise 3 The kraken -- Exercise 4 Werewolf -- Exercise 5 Rock 'n roll vampire -- Exercise 6 Wild west reaper -- Exercise 7 Halloween -- Exercise 8 Sea creature -- Sketchbook.
Abstract:
Learn how to draw the creatures and scenes of your wildest fantasies with this easy-to-follow manual. Built around a 20-page core of the basics—materials, the figure, perspective, light, and color—this book presents step-by-step instructions and illustrations that explain techniques and approaches for creating eight supernatural creatures of the night, including a dragon, a sea monster, a werewolf, a vampire, and other beastly beings. This exciting full-color guide is geared toward fans of fantasy who enjoy drawing and are looking for tips and ideas that will help them further develop their illustrations. The author, professional illustrator Steve Beaumont, produces concept art for video games and storyboards for film, animation, and advertising. He teaches fantasy art classes and is himself completely self-taught, proving that anyone, with practice, is capable of producing remarkable artwork. The book concludes with a few pages from one of his sketchbooks that share some elements of his artistic process.
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Summary

Learn how to draw the creatures and scenes of your wildest fantasies with this easy-to-follow manual. Built around a 20-page core of the basics--materials, the figure, perspective, light, and color--this book presents step-by-step instructions and illustrations that explain techniques and approaches for creating eight supernatural creatures of the night, including a dragon, a sea monster, a werewolf, a vampire, and other beastly beings.
This exciting full-color guide is geared toward fans of fantasy who enjoy drawing and are looking for tips and ideas that will help them further develop their illustrations. The author, professional illustrator Steve Beaumont, produces concept art for video games and storyboards for film, animation, and advertising. He teaches fantasy art classes and is himself completely self-taught, proving that anyone, with practice, is capable of producing remarkable artwork. The book concludes with a few pages from one of his sketchbooks that share some elements of his artistic process.


Author Notes

Professional illustrator Steve Beaumont produces concept art for video games and storyboards for film, animation, and advertising. His popular fantasy art class forms the basis for this book.