If you feel deeply drawn to all things Gothic and wish to learn how to draw Gothic scenes, motifs and symbols, then this book is for you. Learn about the materials you need and basic drawing techniques such as shading and perspective, and use them to create the dark, mysterious atmosphere of the Gothic world - from haunting figures, filled with deep, romantic melancholy, to magical motifs and symbols. Whether you are new to drawing or simply wish to improve your existing skills, there are numerous ideas and projects in this book to guide and inspire you, plus expert tips and background information to aid your own research and creative work.
Gecko Keck was born in 1967 in Stuttgart, Germany. In 1989, he set up an agency for caricatures and illustrations and then worked for a short time as a graphic designer. In 1993 he went freelance again and since then has made over 5000 drawing designs and over 300 models for closely guarded collectors' items, as well as working on products for 'Lord of the Rings', 'Asterix', 'The Incredibles', 'Harry Potter', 'Sponge Bob Square Pants', 'Bob the Builder' and 'Winnie the Pooh', amongst others. In 1998, he opened his own art gallery in Stuttgart and published his first book. Since 2003, he has been predominantly working on children's books and running courses on the subjects of painting and drawing on the island of Elba.
A clear, well-structured text for developing your drawing techniques. In-depth descriptions and information about the subject. A huge range of projects to fuel your own creativity.