Concept designer Francis Tsai presents an exciting range of imaginative figures, with clear guidance on how to draw and paint your own.
Here you will discover how to research and render a successful character, create mood using costumes, props and backdrops, and use design strategy to communicate successfully with your audience.
Each technique is accompanied by striking images, artist's tips and... [click here for more]
A modern bladesmith fashions swords like a master
Let author Don Fogg help you build of one of the big blades, the lengthy lopper - the sword! His step-by-step sword-making process resonates well with enthusiasts who can't get enough of the romance, history, look, feel, usefulness, ethnic heritage and physical impressiveness of swords.
Note this digital edition contains the ePub... [click here for more]
An Artist's Guide to Creating Mythical Creatures
Unleash the Beasts!
For millennia historians, artists and scientists have chronicled their ideas and discoveries of mythological and magical monsters in encyclopedias known as bestiaries. From Asia to America, Japan to the jungles of South Africa, the vast menagerie of exotic and legendary creatures has populated the imaginations of all cultures... [click here for more]
Create Your Own Fantastic Realms!
An arduous journey leads you to a hilltop. Before you stretches a land of castles filled with noble knights, elven warriors and fearsome goblins and gargoyles. At your feet lies a book...
Within its pages you will discover the secrets to sketching, drawing and coloring wondrous worlds - realms filled with creatures friendly and foul, beautiful princesses and stealthy... [click here for more]
How to Draw Grotesque Fantasy Creatures
Draw the stuff of which nightmares are made. If you harbor a love of imagery most foul, of demons and monsters and devils of all sorts ... then welcome to the book from hell. Within its pages lurk sadistic orcs, flesh-eating zombies, blood-thirsty dragons, unholy monstrosities and dreaded beasts of legend and lore. If you dare to open this book and... [click here for more]
Idea Index kick-started a revolution in graphic design books, unique in size, feel—and most important—wealth of ideas.
Layout Index is the next step, a compendium of layout idea-generators that will help designers explore multiple possibilities for visual treatments each time they turn the page.
The visual and textual suggestions are divided into eight major areas, including... [click here for more]