A Complete Art Course Built Around This Legendary World
Ian Daniels - All books by this author
Available January 2011
The huge popularity of vampires as subjects of novels, graphic novels, films, and other entertainment media has created a steady demand for convincing illustrations of vampires in gothic settings. This book shows both beginners and experienced commercial artists how to compose impressive, spine-chilling, professionally-finished vampire illustrations that also include renditions of the vampiresí victims and companions. Author Ian Daniels offers inspiration by presenting spooky gothic illustrations in a wide range of styles, which he supplements with tips and tricks for adding those extra details that give each picture a powerful emotional impact. He also presents a directory of character types from the preternatural world that will inspire students and can serve as starting points for their own original creations. The book is filled with atmospheric full-color illustrations and enlightening instructional sketches.
About The Author:
Ian Daniels has been a professional painter and illustrator since 1995. Working from a studio overlooking his garden in historic, mystical Kent, England, Ian draws inspiration from nature, folktales and myths, Celtic art and culture, and modern media. His work has been exhibited in galleries across Britain, and he has illustrated book covers, books, art cards, and prints using a variety of artistic media.
Paperback / 128 Pages / 8 1/4 x 11 / 2010