Dreamscapes: Creating Magical Angel, Faery & Mermaid Worlds In Watercolor

Dreamscapes: Creating Magical Angel, Faery & Mermaid Worlds In Watercolor

Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Language: English

Pages: 176

ISBN: 1581809646

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Bring a Fantasy World of Enchanting Beings to Life!

Angels, faeries and mermaids have engaged the imaginations and enchanted the brushes of artists for centuries. Now you can evoke the spirit of these mythical creatures and create fantastic works of ethereal art in watercolor. Step by inspired step, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law shows you how to paint the otherworlds' most marvelous creatures and exquisite settings. Twenty step-by-step projects show you how to create fantastic scenes that are elegantly styled, brilliantly colored, and alive with a sense of wonder.

Fabulous Realms! Create strange and lovely backgrounds, such as the meandering oak branches of faery folk, the celestial surrounding of angels, and the seascapes where mermaids dwell.

Delightful Details! From angel wings to mermaid tails, from flowing robes to faery gowns, learn to paint an imaginative variety of features, clothing and other details that ensure one-of-a-kind results.

Mystical Effects! Discover special watercolor techniques for adding magic and mystery to your paintings.

You'll begin by learning about essential materials, including brushes, paints, paper, then will move on to important techniques such as planning and sketching; figure proportions; specific characteristics of angels, faeries and mermaids (including clothing); developing backgrounds; and finishing techniques that add an air of magic.

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flowers, grasses and leaves An armband of ivy and a belt of greenery suggest a natural setting Laced-up corset Loose flowing skirt lets her melt into the sylvan surroundings Sidhe Nobility More formally attired for the faery court, she is clothed in a regal fashion with bright and festive colors. Tree Sprite Sometimes garbing a faery is more about exploring the characteristics of the actual creature. A tree sprite, for instance, might be clothed in nothing more than the embrace of the tree limb

4:08:59 PM Types of Fins Fins are both a functional and decorative aspect for your mermaids. They can be an individualizing feature and as fantastic as you wish to imagine. Fins provide balance for your sea denizens, but can also be used to balance your compositions, providing flow and direction to a piece. Rounded and smooth, like a lace frill Fin Styles There are many different styles of fins to draw. Long, flowing fins can have a more romantic character, while short, spiney fins suggest danger.

neutrals, 13 primary, 12, 16, 164 recommended, 12 reflected, 130, 133, 160–61 secondary, 16 tertiary, 16 warm and cool, 16, 69, 114, 133 whites, 128–33 Composition, 68, 103, 114, 131, 156 Contrast, 69–70, 114, 116–18 Copyright, 25 Crosshatching, 95, 120 Darks, building, 104–5 Details, brushes for, 11 Distance, suggesting, 22, 60, 72–73 Drybrush, 22, 40–41, 130, 152, 156–57, 162, 166–67 10/19/07 3:43:56 PM Edges, 17, 47, 61 Effects glowing, 48–53, 70–72, 144, 156, 164 lighting, 57, 60, 97, 144,

Surface 2 Drybrush Load some paint on a brush, then dab it in a paper towel to get rid of excess moisture. Experiment with varying amounts and notice the results. With less moisture, the brush will skip over the texture of the paper and you will start to see the individual hairs of the brush in the strokes. With more water, you will get a very smooth, unbroken line similar to a wash. Drybrushing can be used to paint fine details in foliage, grass and hair. 3 Dry-on-Wet Wet only the areas you

Add Tendons Tendons radiate from the wrist and from there extend out to the fingers. The length of the longest finger is the same length as the palm. Line Up the Joints The knuckles fall along curved arches you can draw as guides. Always think of these lines no matter what position the hand is in. They will help you keep all the joints lined up. 1 2 Start With a Rough Fist Shape This should an approximation of the whole shape. Complete Add Details Draw the rest of the fingers using Fill in the

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