How To Draw Fantasy Art And Rpg Maps

Author: Jared Blando
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440340323
Size: 14.59 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The power of creation is at your fingertips! Orcs prepare for battle against high Elves, Dwarves retreat to the mountains and men march to the sea to reclaim crumbling fortresses. Fortunes are decided. Kingdoms are lost. Entire worlds are created. This book will teach you to bring your fictional realm to life with simple step-by-step instructions on how to draw authentic fantasy maps. Set the stage for adventure by illustrating domains, castles and battle lines, mountains, forests and sea monsters! Learn to create completely unique and fully functional RPG maps time and time again on which your world can unfold. All the skills necessary to create awe-inspiring maps are covered! • Landscapes. Add depth, balance and plausibility with rocky coastlines, towering mountains, dark forests and rolling plains. • Iconography. Mark important places--towns and cities, fortresses and bridges--with symbolic iconography for easy-to-understand maps. • Typography. Learn how to place readable text and the basics of decorative script. Bonus instruction teaches you to create fonts for Orcs, Elves, Vikings and dragons. • Heraldry and shield design. Depict cultural and political boundaries with shields and colors. • Advanced cartography. Includes how to draw landmarks, country boundaries and political lines. Build roads to connect merchants and troops, troll cairns and dragon lairs. And complete your maps with creative backgrounds, elaborate compasses and thematic legends. 30+ step-by-step demonstrations illustrate how to construct an entire fantasy world map from start to finish--both digitally and by hand!

Fantasy Mapmaker

Author: Jared Blando
Publisher: Impact
ISBN: 9781440354250
Size: 15.55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 2011
Create authentic-looking maps of imaginary cities, hamlets, castles and more in a popular fantasy tabletop- and role-playing game (RPG) style. Create authentic-looking maps of fantasy cities, hamlets, fortifications and more in a popular tabletop, RPG style. * 30+ step-by-step demonstrations show you how to create your own unique RPG maps * Learn how to draw fantasy cities, medieval settlements and more from a professional gaming illustrator * Tips and techniques for drawing fences, stone walls, forests, fields, bridges, footpaths, mountains, harbors, shields, coats of arms and other cartography elements * Put your design and drawing skills on the map! AUTHOR: Jared Blando is a professional freelance gaming illustrator. He's worked for many companies including most recently 4Ground (Fabled Realms), Wizards of the Coast (Dungeons & Dragons, Demonomicon: A 4th Edition D&D Supplement, Gamma World), Fantasy Flight Games (Star Wars, Warhammer), Ubisoft (Assassins Creed: Black Flag), Mayfair Games (Age of Steam, Nuns on the Run, Bedpans and Broomsticks, etc.), and Paizo (Adventure Path). He works for smaller companies as well, and has self-published two art books (Epic Cartography, and The Pen and the Sword: A Sketchbook by Jared Blando). He also designs and illustrates character concepts for 6mm to 32mm miniature figures. 200 colour illustrations

Draw Alphatoons

Author: Steve Harpster
Publisher: Impact
ISBN: 9781440354052
Size: 46.20 MB
Format: PDF
View: 7418
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Drawing AlphaToons is as easy as 1, 2, 3...or A, B, C! Turn letters and numbers into animals, pets and crazy characters. Step-by-step pictures show you how to draw everything from pigs, sloths and piranhas to cuddly kittens and zany cartoon people using different letters and numbers as a starting point. Learn how to draw more than 130 funny alphabet and number-based cartoons Make your 'toons wacky by adding mustaches, mohawks and even word balloons Perfect for beginner artists When N becomes a nervous rhino, G becomes a goofy granny and the number 8 becomes a purple panda, the fun really begins.