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The Fairy Artist's Figure Drawing Bible: Ready-To-Draw Templates and Step-By-Step Rendering Techniques Hardcover – Aug 2009


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; Spi edition (Aug. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764162012
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764162015
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 17.1 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,086,870 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Born in 1963, Linda Ravenscroft is a self taught artist who has been painting since she was very young.
She lives with her husband John, daughter Vivien and numerous pets in the beautiful county of Cheshire, England,
Linda has illustrated and written several Tutorial Faerie Art books, including the best selling "How to Draw and Paint Fairies" and the "Mystic Faerie" Tarot Deck, her NEW book "Enchanted" Faerie and Fantasy Art has just been released together with the NEW "Fairy Artists Figure Drawing Bible" more recently her brand NEW card crafting CD was previewed on Television and was a huge hit with crafters and art collectors allike, more of her work can be seen on her website http://www.lindaravenscroft.com.

"My inspiration comes from many sources.
I rely mostly on my dreams and inner feelings as I have done since I was a child together with my love of nature, and fascination for myths and ancient legends my mind is constantly visualising NEW creations.
In my view "Faerie" represents the natural world we live in, and whether you believe or not, they do have a place in our modern day society, in fact their light is needed more now than it ever was before.
It's time to look at this world and our feelings towards our fellow man, and realise what harm we are doing.
Most of my images are inspirational and uplifting, offering hope or a thought for the future of this beautiful world we live in.
I truly believe that we all have a little bit of Faerie light within our hearts, helping us to make the right decisions in our everyday lives we just have to look for it, and let it SHINE BRIGHTLY in the darkness"!

Shine brightly and live your dreams.
Linda R

Product Description

The Fairy Artist's Figure Drawing Bible Book illustrators, computer games artists, and others who want to develop their skill as specialists in fairy art will find this book a practical instruction guide and an imaginative source of inspiration. The author demonstrates how to bring magical people from the "otherworld" vividly to life in a series of progressive instruction units. Following an opening chapter that specifies tools and materials, this book instructs in-- Rendering fairy subjects from sketches and/or photo of humans to finished illustrations Understanding human anatomy as the basis of fairy anatomy Drawing convincing fairy costumes Understanding and illustrating the many different...

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By WPH on 28 Feb. 2015
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An amazing book
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Amazon.com: 21 reviews
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
really helps construct flying fairy poses. 10 Oct. 2009
By Lauren Patton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I am a professional illustrator and usually work with live models. Funny thing is that models don't fly. Silly things. Before this book all of my fairy poses felt static. Ravenscroft does an excellent job of showing how to use an artist's mannequin to construct kinetic fairy poses. It truly has been my fairy figure drawing bible. Can not say enough good things about this book! If you want to draw or paint fairies BUY THIS BOOK!!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Figure Drawing Bible Review 10 Sept. 2010
By Miss Laree - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is 256pgs long and covers a lot of information in excellent detail. I liked the sections on color, wings, costumes and accessories, rendering, fairy silver and the character directory.

The section on color gives you a color wheel and shows how to combine and modify colors for different colors, moods, schemes and seasons.

The wing section gives you good detail and understanding on how to place them on your fairy in different poses. It also shows you different patterns and types of wings, such as: feathered, bat, butterfly, leaf, flower and branch wings.

The section on costumes and accessories and fairy silver, gives you an idea of what to place on your fairy and gives you inspiration to create your own.

The character directory section has about 23 different characters to choose from and each have their own costume and accessories that aren't shown in the costume section. The directory shows the character in its habitat and gives the name and a detailed description of the character, along with color palette used and costumes and accessories used. I like the directory because you get many poses, backgrounds and costumes to modify or to create your own based on this as reference.

This is a great book to reference and get ideas from. Most of the fairies are children or teen, so if you were looking for adult fairies, you won't find them in this book. But this is still a great book for referencing and it has so much useful information.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Good Intro and Idea Book 30 Mar. 2011
By Flutterby - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Like her other drawing books, Linda Ravenscroft gives a general overview of some diffferent art techniques for first time artists. She also offers several ideas showing how to incorporate nature into the varied aspects of your drawings, how to make the clothing and other items appear fashioned from leaves and twigs. Ms. Ravenscroft provides several samples of her own work and breaks them down to demonstrate how she acheived different effects. I find this useful to learn how she created specific looks so then I can apply them to my own drawings in different ways. The fae within the book vary from young to old (most do fall in the ageless youth category), enchanting to grotesque, and include one very hot fairy king;-) I personally appreciate the inclusion of pages of fairy art by other artists that open up new ideas for treatment of the fairies.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Fairy Artist's Figure Drawing Bible, The: Ready-to-Dray Templates and Step-by-Step Rendering Technique 31 Dec. 2010
By Linda Bartles - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This was a gift from a fellow artist for Christmas and I must say it was perhaps the best art book I've received in a while. Linda Ravencroft is an exceptional artist who's work I admire. I have other books by her but this looks like it may just be the best.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
One of my favorite drawing books!!!!! 12 July 2014
By Carol Wilton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I looked at this book for months before buying it because reviews were so mixed. I have another of her fairy drawing books and was worried about duplicate information but this little handbook is absolutely a dream come true! The instructions are understandable and teach how to build your own figures but also fun guides and role models to create as well. This is a must have if you love her work or you just love fairies and want a super fun way to learn. The book itself is beautiful just to sit and browse through too!
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