Fairies in Colored Pencil is the perfect resource for both beginning and advanced artists, inspiring detailed fairy artwork for the fantasy enthusiast in us all.
Artists of all ages are mesmerized by the allure and mystery of fairies. Lovers of fairy tales and fantasy often imagine what an actual fairy would look like, and the possibilities are endless. Fairies in Colored Pencil teaches artists a variety of drawing and colored pencil techniques to help bring their fantasy creations to life. After a short introduction to colored pencil techniques, Fairies in Colored Pencil provides a sketchbook of various kinds of fairies, as well as an assortment of physical characteristics, including wing types. Step-by-step projects then help guide artists, first with creating individual fairies in graphite and colored pencil and then progressing to full artwork that includes fantasy settings and backgrounds. Approachable and inexpensive, colored pencil allows beginning artists to create vibrant, unique artwork and experiment with color and technique. For beginning to intermediate artists, color mixing and blending is introduced and explained, as well as shading and perspective. Additionally, artists will find templates that can be photocopied or scanned to use over and over again! Fairies in Colored Pencil is the perfect resource for both beginning and advanced artists, inspiring detailed fairy artwork for the fantasy enthusiast in us all.
Sarah Burrier received her BFA in illustration at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and began immediately creating art with the intent to license and publish. She sells her own art prints and painting commission work for private clients, illustrates self-published children's books, and creates cover art. She also teaches drawing and painting at the Des Moines Art Center, offering classes on Manga and fantasy. She is passionate about connecting with the younger community through art and those that follow her online. For more information, visit her website at www.sarabillustration.com.
Cynthia Knox is an award-winning artist who specializes in works of traditional realism. She has authored 15 art-instructional books and teaches workshops in the United States, internationally, and on cruises. She also teaches classes online with Bluprint. Cynthia is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, a juried member of The International Guild of Realism, and a commissioned portrait artist. Her artwork is in shows and private collections and on her website at www.cynthiaknox.com. Cynthia lives in Upstate New York.
The youngest of two children, Lindsay Archer was born in North Carolina, but has spent the majority of her life in Georgia. After graduating from high school, Lindsay received her first formal art lessons at Wesleyan College. After two years at Wesleyan, Lindsay transferred to The Art Institute of Atlanta to study 3-D animation. In 2003, Lindsay took the leap to professional full-time artist. She has since emerged on the fantasy/science fiction scene as an illustrator for several projects under Archer Productions and Signal Fire Studios. Learn more about Lindsay at lindsayarcher.com.