Astonishing Fantasy Worlds

Astonishing Fantasy Worlds

The Ultimate Guide to Drawing Adventure Fantasy Art

By Christopher Hart

Watson-Guptill Publications, Paperback, 9780823014729, 144pp.

Publication Date: September 30, 2008

Another sure-fire hit about one of today's hottest genres from best-selling author Christopher Hart

Drawing fantasy doesn t have to be just a fantasy anymore

Journey through fantasy worlds, meet strange and fascinating characters then draw them, the Chris Hart way

Brimming with fantastic art from top names

Everyone loves fantasy, whether they re young or old, male or female, geeky or chic-y. We all thrill to the bold heroes, the powerful heroines, and the evil villains. Now top-selling author and artist Christopher Hart reveals exactly how to draw every major fantasy genre: horror, Gothic, magic, medieval, primitive, undersea, and fairy. Here are wizards, beasts, soldiers and slaves, kings and queens, princes and princesses, knights, giants, nymphs and fairies, elves, griffins and unicorns, werewolves, dragons, and many more denizens of the many worlds of fantasy. And to make those fabulous creatures come to life, Hart uses his signature step-by-step style to explain exactly how to create deep shadows, high contrast, chains, spikes, sallow faces and bony fingers, cliffs, castles of light and castles of darkness, undersea cities, and other fantastic places and effects. It's a fantasy lover's fantasy, all between the covers of one fantastic book: Astonishing Fantasy Worlds.

About the Author
Chris Hart is the author of the award winning book series Manga Mania. His books have sold more than 2.5 million copies in 22 languages. Since 2000, he has had 20 books on the top 50 best-selling list in the overall art category in the nation, according to Nielsen Bookscan. Also, according to Bookscan, he has had the number 1, 2, and 3 best-selling art books in the country at the same time.