The Explorer's Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures

The Explorer's Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures

by Emily Fiegenschuh


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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 Minotaur'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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440308352
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/10/2011
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 725,928
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Emily Fiegenschuh holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design. She has illustrated numerous Dungeons and Dragons rulebooks for Wizards of the Coast, has contributed cover and interior illustrations to the Mirrorstone Young Adult novel series Knights of the Silver Dragon, and has appeared in Spectrum 9: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art and Cricket Magazine. Her art has also appeared in the New York Times best sellers A Practical Guide to Dragons and A Practical Guide to Monsters. Recently, Emily has been working on paintings for the Inuit Mythology Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Inuit myths and legends. Fiegenschuh lives in Redmond, Washington, and has a website at

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