From the Imagination to the Page
Finlay Cowan - All books by this author
With the significantly increased popularity of fantasy films, TV, and books in recent years, the work of fantasy artists is in demand as never before. This art instruction manual, written by a noted fantasy artist, coaches students in methods of portraying convincing fantasy figures in all mediapencil, watercolor, acrylics, oils, and computer-generated pixel points. Following a discussion of needed tools and equipment, the author instructs on techniques for drawing convincing fantasy characters and their worlds, with attention to their faces, bodies, action, and costume styles. He advises on the creation of heroes and heroines, villains and wizards, dragons and man-like beasts. Separate chapters deal with different art media, and a final section on computer art covers everything from the basic desktop setup to methods of creating special effects. This beautifully produced book features more than 250 instructive, vividly-colored illustrations.
About The Author:
Finlay Cowan has worked as a designer for Pink Floyd since 1993. He also owns a café-cinema of his own design in London, and is co-founder of a London film studio. He is currently writing, directing, and producing short films and books.
Paperback / 128 Pages / 8 1/2 x 11 / 2003