This book is a how-to guide to the essential techniques for capturing fantastic buildings, alien architecture, alternate realities, and ancient citadels - and make it all look convincing. Exploring different media - traditional and digital - the book takes you step-by-step through the techniques you need for turning your own imaginative ideas into finished art. You will learn how to find useful reference pictures of real-life buildings and architectural details - and how to paint or render them as part of your fantasy creations.
Rob Alexander is the author of Drawing and Painting Fantasy Landscapes and Cityscapes (Barron's, 2006). He is an illustrator and conceptual artist working in the publishing, magazine, computer gaming, and collectable card-game markets. He paints fine art, fantasy, science fiction, children's illustrations, and contemporary landscapes and has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Chesley Award from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists.
Prelims Introduction to architecture Art techniques Texturing gallery Transformations Step-by-step image construction Resources Index and credits