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The Art of Drawing Fantasy Characters (Art of Drawing

Enter the fantastic imagination of artist Jacob Glaser as you learn how to draw everything from an alien lord and a werewolf to a jester and a black knight. In this 144-page book, you'll learn how to draw fantasy characters that you didn't even know existed--except in the far-reaching corners of your mind. After being introduced to the basic tools and techniques of pencil drawing, you'll discover 60 easy-to-follow, step-by-step demonstrations, including a robot attack pod, Frankenstein, a vampire bat, an evil sorcerer, a barbarian warrior, and a damsel in distress. Many projects include a digitally colored final and color palettes so you can see just one of the many ways you can bring your characters to live in vivid color.
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Jacob Glaser is a professional illustrator who lives in Long Beach, CA. After earning his BFA in illustration, he worked at several companies as a staff artist and art director before becoming a full-time freelance illustrator. Jacob believes in aliens, ghosts, and all sorts of magical nonsense--possibly because he played Dungeons and Dragons too often in high school.


Glaser, Jacob. The Art of Drawing Fantasy Characters: Discover Step-by-Step Techniques for Drawing Aliens, Vampires, Adventure Heroes, and More. Walter Foster, dist. by Quayside. 2010. 144p. illus. ISBN 978-1-60058-166-3. pap. $19.95. ART INSTRUCTION The popularity of the film "Avatar "has increased interest in fantasy, a perennially appealing genre. Using traditional drawing methods, Glaser, a freelance illustrator, showcases his process of drawing characters and props for science fiction, horror, and adventure stories. He encourages the study of human anatomy as a basis for drawing androids, alien beasts, zombies, and barbarian warriors. This is a good beginners' book, but it is not nearly as detailed as John Howe's "Fantasy Art Workshop". -- Library Journal, July 2010

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