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Fantasy Art Resources

C. Giles "Dracophile"
 
Drawing and Painting Fantasy Beasts: Bring to Life the Creatures and Monsters of Other Realms
Drawing and Painting Fantasy Beasts: Bring to Life the Creatures and Monsters of Other Realms
Drawing and Painting Fantasy Figures: From the Imagination to the Page
Drawing and Painting Fantasy Figures: From the Imagination to the Page
"Easy to follow with lots of featured artists; no step-by-step tips (never patronising) and extra section on digital artwork."
Anatomy for Fantasy Artists: An Illustrator's Guide to Creating Action Figures and Fantastical Forms
Anatomy for Fantasy Artists: An Illustrator's Guide to Creating Action Figures and Fantastical Forms
DragonArt: How to Draw Fantastic Dragons and Fantasy Creatures
DragonArt: How to Draw Fantastic Dragons and Fantasy Creatures
"Step-by-step and with extras on wyvern, gargoyles and basilisks, not just dragons."
How to Draw Wizards, Warriors, Orcs and Elves: Draw Your Own Fantasy Characters
How to Draw Wizards, Warriors, Orcs and Elves: Draw Your Own Fantasy Characters
"Cartoons rather than realistic art."
More Fantasy Art Masters: The Best Fantasy and Science Fiction Artists Show How They Work
More Fantasy Art Masters: The Best Fantasy and Science Fiction Artists Show How They Work
"Nice reference for other people's work."
The Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Science Fiction Art Techniques (Encyclopedia)
The Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Science Fiction Art Techniques (Encyclopedia)
Digital Fantasy Painting Workshop
Digital Fantasy Painting Workshop
"Fantasy, sci-fi and horror."
Creating Creatures of Fantasy and Imagination: Everday Inspirations for Painting Faeries, Elves, Dragons and More
Creating Creatures of Fantasy and Imagination: Everday Inspirations for Painting Faeries, Elves, Dragons and More
How to Draw and Paint Fairies
How to Draw and Paint Fairies
Great Book of Fairy Patterns: The Ultimate Design Sourcebook for Artists and Craftspeople
Great Book of Fairy Patterns: The Ultimate Design Sourcebook for Artists and Craftspeople
Watercolour Fairies: A Step-by-step Guide to Painting Fairies: A Step-by-step Guide to Creating the Fairy World
Watercolour Fairies: A Step-by-step Guide to Painting Fairies: A Step-by-step Guide to Creating the Fairy World
"Instructions for reproducing other people's work; rather than for developing your own."
Drawing Faeries: Keys to the Kingdom
Drawing Faeries: Keys to the Kingdom
"Very popular; with a story and instruction."
Drawing Faeries: A Believer's Guide
Drawing Faeries: A Believer's Guide
"Best-selling author; a story as well as instruction."
Great Book of Dragon Patterns: The Ultimate Design Sourcebook for Artists and Craftspeople
Great Book of Dragon Patterns: The Ultimate Design Sourcebook for Artists and Craftspeople
"All media."
Fantasy Workshop: A Practical Guide - the Painting Techniques of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell
Fantasy Workshop: A Practical Guide - the Painting Techniques of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell
"Boris Vallejo is a staggeringly popular fantasy artist."
Drawing and Painting Fantasy Landscapes and Cityscapes
Drawing and Painting Fantasy Landscapes and Cityscapes
"A difficult topic well dealt with."
Drawing & Painting Fantasy Worlds
Drawing & Painting Fantasy Worlds
The World of Faery: Art and Inspiration from the Secret Realm
The World of Faery: Art and Inspiration from the Secret Realm
Mythical Creatures: (Design Source Books)
Mythical Creatures: (Design Source Books)
"I'd recommend looking at the Medieval and Celtic Design Source books too, as so much fantasy art is themed on those eras/civilisations."
Dragons: A Book of Designs
Dragons: A Book of Designs
A Treasury of Fantastic and Mythological Creatures: 1, 087 Renderings from Historic Sources (Dover Pictorial Archive)
A Treasury of Fantastic and Mythological Creatures: 1, 087 Renderings from Historic Sources (Dover Pictorial Archive)
"Useful for avoiding the mainstream stereotypes."
Fairie-ality: The Ellwand Collection
Fairie-ality: The Ellwand Collection
"A truly beautifully presented book written like an upmarket clothes catalogue for fairies."
The Fantasy Figure Artist's Reference File with CD-ROM: Hundreds of Real-life Photographs Depicting Extreme Anatomy and Dynamic Action Poses
The Fantasy Figure Artist's Reference File with CD-ROM: Hundreds of Real-life Photographs Depicting Extreme Anatomy and Dynamic Action Poses
"A bit silly at times and revolves around stereotypes; but for looking at figures, useful. Just try not to laugh!"