If you're looking for an escape from ordinary life, the adventure starts here. The Explorer's Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures brings to light a fantastic realm of creatures so elusive and remote, they can be found only in myths, nightmares, and the work of artists like you. With years of perilous creature-drawing adventures behind her, Emily Fiegenschuh leads you step by step through the entire process, from expressive gesture drawings to beautifully detailed artwork, right down to all the gruesome details--like how to draw the leathery wings of dragons, the Mitaur's impressive physique, and the brilliant plumage of the Hook-Legged Bodeo. *25 step-by-step demonstrations for creating a bevy of beasts that roam air, land and sea * Important basics of drawing, proportion and perspective to help you bring believability to your creatures * Instruction for adding living, breathing color to finished sketches * Expert tips on finding inspiration, developing personalities, designing costumes, and more. Grab your sketchbook, and venture forth, if you dare. Bring to life the creatures within these pages, as well as those lurking in the shadows of your own imagination.
Emily Fiegenschuh has illustrated numerous Dungeons and Dragons rulebooks for Wizards of the Coast, and has contributed cover and interior illustrations to the Mirrorstone Young Adult novel series Knights of the Silver Dragon. Recently, Emily has been working on paintings for the Inuit Mythology Initiative, a non-profit organisation dedicated to preserving Inuit myths and legends.