How to Draw and Paint Fantasy Architecture

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This book is a how-to guide to the essential techniques for capturing fantastic buildings, alien architecture, alternate realities, and ancient citadels - and make it all look convincing. Exploring different media - traditional and digital - the book takes you step-by-step through the techniques you need for turning your own imaginative ideas into finished art. You will learn how to find useful reference pictures of real-life buildings and architectural details - and how to paint or render them as part of your fantasy creations.

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In this how-to guide youÂ'll find the essential art principles and techniques for drawing and painting fantastic buildings and environments, alternate realities, and ancient citadelsÂ--and youÂ'll learn the skills that make it all look convincing.

Step by step, learn how to use real-world architectural references to create extraordinarily fantastic buildings.

A texturing gallery filled with reference material will show you how to capture the differences in surface textures using a range of media, both traditional and digital. You'll also learn to add details such as weathering, carvings, and smoke and fire damage.

Once you've developed a comprehensive approach to architectural details and have mastered the necessary rendering techniques, you'll have everything you need to paint or render your fantasy creations effectively.

Rob Alexander is the author of Drawing and Painting Fantasy Landscapes and Cityscapes, also published by Barron's. He is an illustrator and conceptual artist working in publishing, magazine, computer gaming, and collectable card game markets. He paints fine art, fantasy, science fiction, children's illustrations, and contemporary landscapes, and has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Chesley Award from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists.

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Rob Alexander is the author of Drawing and Painting Fantasy Landscapes and Cityscapes (Barron's, 2006). He is an illustrator and conceptual artist working in the publishing, magazine, computer gaming, and collectable card-game markets. He paints fine art, fantasy, science fiction, children's illustrations, and contemporary landscapes and has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Chesley Award from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists.

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