Vampires have become a hugely popular subject for followers of fantasy art everywhere. This book shows both beginners and more experienced artists how to create spine-chilling works designed for maximum impact, featuring vampires, their hapless victims, companions, and associated gothic folklore.
Inside you will find all the art techniques you need to create a wide range of vampire and gothic-style works, as well as tips and tricks to get your imagination working overtime.
The author's directory of vampires and other gothic characters from their worlds includes constructional drawings, close-up details, and instruction in special effects, with characters drawn in a number of different art styles including those with a manga influence.
Ian Daniels has been a professional painter and illustrator since 1995. Working from a studio overlooking his garden in historic, mystical Kent, Ian draws inspiration from nature and our connection to it. Folktales, myths and emotions, celtic art and culture, and modern media are all explored in his work. Ian's work has been exhibited in galleries across the country. He has successfully created book covers, illustrated books, art cards and prints using a variety of artistic mediums.
Prelims What is vampire art? Principles and practice Step-by-step figure art Gothic environments Figure templates Index and credits