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The Explorer’s Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures

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By Emily Fiegenschuh, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: November 7, 2011

A Field Guide to Some of Legend’s Most Fearsome Beasts!

Looking for an escape from ordinary life? The adventure starts here!

The Explorer’s Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures, by Emily Fiegenschuh, helps artists of all skill levels bring fantasy creatures to life as they learn to draw and paint unique creatures step-by-step. Emily starts readers out with an introduction to art materials and important basics of drawing, proportion and perspective. She offers tips on the use of reference materials and how to find inspiration from the natural world to help lend believability to artists’ fantasy creations. She then leads readers through 25 step-by-step creature–drawing demonstrations, from expressive gesture drawings to beautifully detailed artwork, right down to all the final touches — like how to draw the leathery wings of dragons, the Minotaur’s impressive physique, and the brilliant plumage of the Hook-legged Bodeo.

By using a “field guide” approach, The Explorer’s Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures takes readers on a journey through the imaginative world of fantasy creatures and helps artists find inspiration for developing their own creations and fantastical worlds.

About the Author

Emily Fiegenschuh holds a BFA in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design. She has illustrated numerous Dungeons and Dragons rulebooks for Wizards of the Coast, has contributed cover and interior illustrations to the Mirrorstone Young Adult novel series, Knights of the Silver Dragon, and has appeared in Spectrum 9: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art and CRICKET Magazine. Her art has also appeared in the New York Times best sellers A Practical Guide to Dragons and A Practical Guide to Monsters. Recently, Emily has been working on paintings for Inhabit Media, a book publisher dedicated to preserving Inuit myths and legends.

US $27.99 (CAN $29.50)   |   ISBN 978-1-4403-0835-2  |   Z8929   |   144 pages

Available August 2011

Published by IMPACT, an imprint of F+W Media, Inc.

For more information, visit: http://www.e-figart.com/efigart/e-figart_explorersguide.html

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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