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 was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1957. He attended the Ecole des Art Decoratifs in Strasbourg. He has had three monographical titles published on his work, including Myth and Magic (Harper Collins, 2001) and worked extensively on the conceptual art for The Lord of the Rings films with artist Alan Lee and director Peter Jackson. He lives in Switzerland.