How to Draw Fantasy Art and RPG Maps

Author: Jared Blando
Publisher: Impact
ISBN: 9781440340246
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The power of creation is at your fingertips! Orcs prepare for battle against high Elves, Dwarves retreat to the mountains and men march to the sea to reclaim crumbling fortresses. Fortunes are decided. Kingdoms are lost. Entire worlds are created. This book will teach you to bring your fictional realm to life with simple step-by-step instructions on how to draw authentic fantasy maps. Set the stage for adventure by illustrating domains, castles and battle lines, mountains, forests and sea monsters! Learn to create completely unique and fully functional RPG maps time and time again on which your world can unfold. All the skills necessary to create awe-inspiring maps are covered! Landscapes. Add depth, balance and plausibility with rocky coastlines, towering mountains, dark forests and rolling plains. Iconography. Mark important places--towns and cities, fortresses and bridges--with symbolic iconography for easy-to-understand maps. Typography. Learn how to place readable text and the basics of decorative script. Bonus instruction teaches you to create fonts for Orcs, Elves, Vikings and dragons. Heraldry and shield design. Depict cultural and political boundaries with shields and colors. Advanced cartography. Includes how to draw landmarks, country boundaries and political lines. Build roads to connect merchants and troops, troll cairns and dragon lairs. And complete your maps with creative backgrounds, elaborate compasses and thematic legends. 30+ step-by-step demonstrations illustrate how to construct an entire fantasy world map from start to finish--both digitally and by hand!

How to Draw and Paint Fantasy Architecture

Author: Rob Alexander
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781844486144
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is a how-to guide to the essential techniques for capturing fantastic buildings, alien architecture, alternate realities, and ancient citadels. Exploring different media - traditional and digital - this text takes you step-by-step through the techniques you need for turning your own ideas into finished art.

Drawing Maps

Author: Kate Torpie
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778742678
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An introduction to maps and the techniques used to make them includes related activities.

Maps for Fantasy Creatives

Author: Abria Mattina
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781517749903
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For writers, artists, gamers, and role-players, this book contains fifty map templates and legends to inspire creativity. Plan the locations of your stories using these black and white map templates and legends. Record the names of cities and towns, landmarks (e.g. mountains, rivers, etc.), bodies of water, and provinces and districts. Keep track of your own markings, such as roadways, with the Lines & Symbols space. Use the blank pages for notes, rough drafts, or anything else about your creations you wish to record. Map pages are made with plain lines, which make it easy to interpret the landforms and bodies of water any way you wish. The scale of these maps is entirely up to you -- map a single city or an entire continent.

The Art of Illustrated Maps

Author: John Roman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440339627
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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While literally hundreds of books exist on the subject of "cartographic" maps, The Art of Illustrated Maps is the first book EVER to fully explore the world of conceptual, "imaginative" mapping. Author John Roman refers to illustrated maps as "the creative nonfiction of cartography," and his book reveals how and why the human mind instinctively recognizes and accepts the artistic license evoked by this unique art form. Drawing from numerous references, The Art of Illustrated Maps traces the 2000-year history of a specialized branch of illustration that historians claim to be "the oldest variety of primitive art." This book features the dynamic works of many professional map artists from around the world and documents the creative process as well as the inspirations behind contemporary, 21st-century illustrated maps.

The Taken Foxcraft 1

Author: Inbali Iserles
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545690838
Format: PDF
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The first book in a thrilling fantasy trilogy starring one of the animal kingdom's most hunted heroes. Foxcraft is full of excitement and heart, and a touch of magic. Isla and her brother are two young foxes living just outside the lands of the furless -- humans. The life of a fox is filled with dangers, but Isla has begun to learn mysterious skills meant to help her survive. Then the unthinkable happens. Returning to her den, Isla finds it set ablaze and surrounded by strange foxes, and her family is nowhere in sight. Forced to flee, she escapes into the cold, gray world of the furless. Now Isla must navigate this bewildering and deadly terrain, all while being hunted by a ruthless enemy. In order to survive, she will need to master the ancient arts of her kind -- magical gifts of cunning known only to foxes. She must unravel the secrets of foxcraft.

Realms The Roleplaying Art of Tony DiTerlizzi

Author: Tony DiTerlizzi
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1630081906
Format: PDF, Docs
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New York Times bestselling creator Tony DiTerlizzi is known for his distinctive style depicting fantastical creatures, horrific monsters, and courageous heroes. His illustrations reshaped and defined the worlds of Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, Planescape, and Magic: The Gathering in the imaginations of legions of devoted roleplaying gamers during the 1990s, before he transitioned to mainstream success with The Spiderwick Chronicles and The Search for WondLa. Collected here for the first time, this book features never-before-seen artwork and photographs, in addition to showcasing DiTerlizzi's most iconic roleplaying work with commentary by the artist. Introduction by Christopher Paolini (Eragon) and featuring appreciations by Guillermo del Toro, Brom, Jane Yolen, Holly Black, Zeb Cook, Jeff Easley, and Donato Giancola, among others! Tony's work has a distinct flair, a love for monsters if you will . . . His creatures have the charm of Henson or Rackham but they carry with them hints of their own ecosystem . . . Tony stands alone as a world creator and a weaver of tales, may you treasure these art pieces as much as I do. --Guillermo del Toro

Draw 50 Aliens

Author: Lee J. Ames
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0823086178
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Alien fever is running high: the Alien movies and reissue of the Star Wars trilogy have made outer space fascinating to a whole new generation of children. And who better to help budding artists master their drawings of the friendly folk from the final frontier than Lee Ames--creator of the phenomenally successful Draw 50 series? An ideal tool for young artists or the parent or teacher seeking to help a child master their artistic skills, Draw 50 Aliens includes creatures from every walk of the galaxy: Ames gives instructions for drawing UFOs, Nebula Nomads, Milky Way Marauders, and every other type of extraterrestrial. And, in the tradition of the Draw 50 series, all of these characters are humorous, lovable, and very accessible for children. With over two million copies in print, the Draw 50 series has successfully shown children how to create everything from a robin to a spaceship, Tyrannosaurus rex to John the Baptist. But with Draw 50 Aliens, Ames has--perhaps as never before--hit upon a deeply appealing subject, one that taps into children's sense of wonder and will keep them endlessly entertained and forever sketching away.

Draw Paint Fantasy Art Warriors Heroes

Author: Alan Lathwell
Publisher: IMPACT
ISBN: 9781600619694
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Learn how to bring to life the most exciting warriors and heroes. Armed with your pen and paper, let battle commence! Discover how to draw and paint male and female warrior archetypes, from the ancient legend of Thor to the valour of King Arthur. Explore anatomy, color and lighting techniques, and discover how to render combat, armor, weapons and clothing. Become a master fantasy artist with ten easy-to-follow step-by-step projects.

How to Draw Maps and Charts

Author: Pam Beasant
Publisher: Edc Pub
ISBN: 9780881106503
Format: PDF, ePub
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-- Shows how to draw pictures that look professional-- Gives helpful suggestions for materials to use, as well as simple step-by-step examples and techniques