Author(s): John Howe
This is a breathtaking new practical art course that completely demystifies the drawing and sketching techniques of master fantasy artist John Howe. Learn the basics of drawing as John reveals the secrets behind choosing the best materials and the correct methods for holding and using pencils. Presented as a practical art course, the book progresses from basic linear and energy drawing to more advanced drawing and colouring techniques - ideal for both aspiring and experienced artists. Noble warriors and mystical elves stand side-by-side with savage orcs, dragons and other iconic fantasy characters in this highly practical, must-have guide for all aspiring and improving fantasy artists.
John Howe is one of the world's most renowned fantasy artists, best known for his 20 year stint as an artist on the Tolkien list, and his work as Conceptual Designer alongside Alan Lee on the Lord of the Rings movie series and the forthcoming The Hobbit movie. He is an active member of the worldwide fantasy art community, and holds regular exhibitions and lectures on his work around the world. John lives in Switzerland.
FOREWORD; INTRODUCTION; History of sketching and drawing, differences and applications of sketching and drawing, materials, how to sharpen a pencil, how to hold a pencil; STEP-BY-STEP PROJECTS; Merlin; Dwarf; Dragon; Thor; Lancelot; Centaur; Orc; Arwen; B