Concept designer Francis Tsai presents an exciting range of imaginative figures, with clear guidance on how to draw and paint your own.
Here you will discover how to research and render a successful character, create mood using costumes, props and backdrops, and use design strategy to communicate successfully with your audience.
Each technique is accompanied by striking images, artist's tips and... [click here for more]
An Artist's Guide to Creating Mythical Creatures
Unleash the Beasts!
For millennia historians, artists and scientists have chronicled their ideas and discoveries of mythological and magical monsters in encyclopedias known as bestiaries. From Asia to America, Japan to the jungles of South Africa, the vast menagerie of exotic and legendary creatures has populated the imaginations of all cultures... [click here for more]
Everything you ever wanted to know about dragons, but were afraid to find out
Fantasy artists will breathe easier to discover a less perilous alternative to drawing dragons from life. Dracopediagrants you safe, easy access to the world's most prominent dragon species, from tiny, innocuous feydragons to the ferocious wyvern.
For years, artist William O'Connor has traveled the globe,... [click here for more]
Create Your Own Fantastic Realms!
An arduous journey leads you to a hilltop. Before you stretches a land of castles filled with noble knights, elven warriors and fearsome goblins and gargoyles. At your feet lies a book...
Within its pages you will discover the secrets to sketching, drawing and coloring wondrous worlds - realms filled with creatures friendly and foul, beautiful princesses and stealthy... [click here for more]
How to Draw Grotesque Fantasy Creatures
Draw the stuff of which nightmares are made. If you harbor a love of imagery most foul, of demons and monsters and devils of all sorts ... then welcome to the book from hell. Within its pages lurk sadistic orcs, flesh-eating zombies, blood-thirsty dragons, unholy monstrosities and dreaded beasts of legend and lore. If you dare to open this book and... [click here for more]
This concise first volume of Worldbuilding For Writers, Gamers and Other Creators provides straightforward guidance on how to model the astronomical elements of an Earth-like planet for your storyworld setting. Author and storyworld creator Matthew Wayne Selznick ("Brave Men Run -- A Novel of the Sovereign Era") explains the science and helps you through the (basic) math required... [click here for more]