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The Fairy Artist's Figure Drawing Bible [Hardcover]

Linda Ravenscroft
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29 July 2009
Bring to life these magical people from the 'otherworld', using this resource of constructional drawings of heads, hands, bodies and wings, and trace-off outlines you can adapt to suit your own ideas. Whether you are a newcomer to the world of fairy art or a more experienced artist, and whether you are working with traditional media or on a computer, this book is a must-have.

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Search Press Ltd (29 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844484378
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844484379
  • Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 261,436 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The number of books that has appeared recently on fantasy and fairy painting suggests a strong interest and this latest addition to the Artists' Bible series deserves to do well. A catalogue of the many characters from fairyland, it includes descriptions of how to draw and paint them as well as offering suggestions for costumes and facial expressions. My own aversion to the subject is on record, but there's no doubt that this is well done and presented in a way that makes it easy to find what you want and then to follow the really quite detailed instructions. That the author is a respected artist in the field only adds to the book's authority and value.-Artbookreview.net Draw a whole fairyland of fantastic creatures with this latest addition to Search Press' popular Bible series. This book opens out flat, which is so handy when working from it and there is plenty in here to work from. The subtitle promises "ready-to-draw templates and step-by-step techniques" and delivers the goods, starting from scratch with lots of projects to work through. To inspire and inform the book opens with a brief chapter on great artists who have chosen to depict this type of subject, from William Blake in the 18th century right up to Alan Lee's Tolkein illustrations. Only one picture from each (nothing from William Blake) is included, so maybe "inspiration" is a bit of a stretch for this. The section for what you need is diverse but short, ranging from colored pencils and markers to an airbrush so take your pick. There are even two pages on working digitally, although not enough of this to really mean anything. The book's strength is in the staged projects, which take you from pencil sketches and outlines to the finished work, in fewer stages than in the Ready to Paint series but still enough for any but the total tyro. There is just about everything in here to do with drawing and painting fairies, from getting expressions right to assembling a suitable wardrobe, and a whole host of other creatures from folklore as well as hints for flower fairy paintings. One original way of working involves line drawings of some of the characters for tracing or scanning and then coloring in - an interesting idea and rather how I learned to draw when a small child. In all, I was impressed by the many and varied suggestions for getting pencil to paper, and all roads seem to lead to a good grounding in basic and intermediate techniques.-Myshelf.com This book lends itself to a quirkiness that almost feels like a book out of time. The spiral design makes the book very user friendly; which as anyone who has tried to look at pages of a book while drawing will appreciate. The inclusion of colour schemes (which are covered in great detail) and tutorials are incorporated to create a 'treasure trove' of informative details which can be utilised as needed. I found the figure diagrams and usage of nature as a springboard for the fantastical especially helpful. I was looking for guides on drawing fantasy figures for the classes I teach on concept art and this is definitely one for the bookshelf. Now if only magic was real...-Marian Carr, Bradford College

About the Author

Linda Ravenscroft is an artist of international standing, whose beautifully detailed fairy and fantasy images can be seen all over the world, from fine art prints to exclusive giftware and fantasy art books. Linda became a professional fantasy artist in 1996, and since then her work has been in demand, with many of her pieces now with American collectors. Linda is the author of How to Draw and Paint Fairyland, and How to Draw and Paint Fairies, which has sold 200,000 copies worldwide.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A "Must Have" 27 Sep 2009
This book is a great simple step by step guide for anyone interested in drawing and painting fairies and other fantasy subjects. The illustrations are superb and one can learn a great many tips from this fabulous artist. By following Linda's simple steps I was able to produce a satisfying picture in a medium I was not really familiar with. The book as a whole, is very inspiring, and I like this one best of all! My copy is NEVER on the shelf!
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good 30 July 2009
some lovely ideas in this book with great step by step techniques which could benifit any budding artist.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
.The Fairy Artist's Figure Drawing BibleThis is the best fairy drawing book I have seen. It covers all aspects of drawing and painting the different types of fairies that Lynda specialises in. I just love her quirky fairies. The medium she uses is watercolour but I adapt the instructions for use with acrylic and acrlyic inks. So easy to use with the spiral binding and the pages lay completely flat. A great gift for all fairy lovers, several of my friends have ordered this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CALLING ALL FAERIES... 4 Sep 2010
By jack
...Ahum. Maybe I should rephrase that.
I've been a lazy git over the past few years, as quite a few people with a bit of talent are apt to be. You take it for granted, and don't do much with it.
If you're looking to start drawing/painting again, and you fancy trying your hand at fantasy/fairy (or is that faerie?) illustration, this is quite simply a must-have.
It comes in a kind of ring binder format, which means you can fold the thing flat if you're copying any of the illustrations in it, which the author actively suggests that you do.
Get it, and be inspired.
Seriously frothy, man.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful! 9 Feb 2011
By anan
this book is so helpful its worth its weight in gold!for those of us who always knew we could do it, if we could only find the right kind of help - this is the book.so easy to follow i was left wondering why i hadnt thought of it all myself!drawing,shading,colouring,ideas for clothing,different types of wings,hairstyles even jewellery,not only female fairies but some of the scariest male fairies that could cross your mind.together with the drawing dragons book i also bought [mustn't forget the boys}this is one of the few occassions when i honestly feel this was money well spent!
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5.0 out of 5 stars a great buy 4 Oct 2009
Great book, just what I expected from this artist/author. Showed it to a friend and she bought one straight away.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fairy love 2 Mar 2010
By Bronwen
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This was bought as a birthday gift for my sister. Needless to say, I am so tempted to keep it for myself. What an utterly beautiful, gorgeous, fascinating book. I love that it is spiral bound inside the hardcover (it says paperback when you buy it, but it is hardcover). Every single sketch and painting is simply amazing and I am left in awe at Linda Ravenscroft's talent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Fairy Artist's Figure Drawing Bible 17 Feb 2010
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This is a lovely book and will be a great help in making patterns for my Parchment Craft cards and pictures.
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5.0 out of 5 stars nice book
very useful little book, with a lot of tips and demonstrations for artwork. very good value for money at the price.
Published 1 month ago by pamela
5.0 out of 5 stars The Fairy Artists Figure Drawing Bible.
Lovely book. Bought this for my sister for christmas. She paints water colours and this is full of wonderful pictures of fairies and their clothes. Read more
Published 3 months ago by jemima67
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a pretty book
I am a budding artist who was looking for inspiration. The illustrations are beautiful with many examples to inspire. The author is so talented and imaginative. Read more
Published 7 months ago by patricia lavender
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing little book.
I love this book. It has so many pictures and diagrams to help you draw fairies and other folk. It was worth buying just for the beautiful pictures, but it also inspires me in my... Read more
Published 8 months ago by eileen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Little Book
I have a couple of Linda Ravenscroft's "fairy" books, but this is still very much worthwhile buying. It's a great resource.
Published 12 months ago by Mrs P
5.0 out of 5 stars The Fairy Artist's Figure Drawing Bible
Purchased as a gift for my Artist cousin who is delighted with it. She is doing some wonderful work using this
Published 13 months ago by Mrs Kath Howarth
5.0 out of 5 stars fairy art
love this book and use it all the time i love just to look at it the pics are great, and arrived fast
Published 14 months ago by MRS DEBORAH POWELL
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book.
I bought this for my grand daughter who is 10 and loves drawing fairies, she absolutely loves it. The book is easy to follow has lots of interesting hints and tips - a complete joy... Read more
Published on 31 Dec 2011 by Mjgriffin
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it!
Another five-star magical book from a very talented artist. You look a the pictures and think "I'll never be able to do that. Read more
Published on 12 July 2011 by Yvonne Green
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book
This book is so perfect for the beginner or intermediate artist, It has clear diagrams and lots of great costume,scenery and accessory ideas for you to really build your scene. Read more
Published on 16 May 2011 by angel
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