Drawing fire-breathing beasts and mysterious, magical creatures has never been so much fun—or so easy! In this 64-page how-to-draw book, fantasy artist Kythera of Anevern demonstrates how to draw dragons, fairies, ogres, merfolk, and everything in between! Readers will discover in-depth tips and techniques for drawing textures such as fur, hair, scales, and teeth, as well as features like tails, wings, talons, hooves, and horns. After an introduction to the basic types of dragons, the book features easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for creating such varied creatures as a gargoyle, a centaur, a satyr, a unicorn, and even a pair of dueling dragons. Discover the subtle differences between gryphons and hippogryphs, and learn what constitutes a wrym. With a wealth of fanciful drawings and in-depth instruction on re-creating extraordinary creatures in graphite, this book is ideal for anyone who is fascinated by the fantastic.
Kythera of Anevern is a self-taught artist who revels in the strange and unusual. She has designed a handful of logos for small businesses and contributed illustrations for various role-playing game books. She also displays her work at fantasy and animation conventions, including the annual Gathering of the Gargoyles, where she has won many awards. She received her BFA in intermedia from ArizonaStateUniversity and currentlylives in Los Angeles.