Fairies have captivated imaginations throughout the centuries. Now anyone can bring them to life in vibrant color with this delightful trace-and-color guide. Inside, six detailed templates are provided to help the beginning artist get started with a line drawing that they can color or paint in the medium of their choice. Artists can simply transfer the template line drawings to paper or canvas with the included graphite paper. Then, using the color references and tips in the book, they can add color and create their own magical fairy masterpiece! The book includes 32 pages of instruction and inspiration, providing basic information about color theory, as well as an introduction to several different color mediums - colored pencil, oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, and marker. The overview for each medium covers the basic tools and materials an artist may need, including what types of paper or canvas can be used and any other special materials, as well as how to use various techniques to achieve effects. From rendering mythical beauties to enchanted backgrounds, art enthusiasts will find everything they need to create their own fantasy artwork. Includes six removable templates featuring detailed fairy artwork and four reusable sheets of graphite paper for transferring.
Meredith Dillman is an artist and illustrator living in Minnesota. Since childhood, she has enjoyed painting fairies, woodland creatures, and other fantasy and medieval themes in watercolor. Meredith graduated from Minnesota State University with a BFA in illustration and has been published in role-playing games, the books Watercolor Fairies, Fairy Motifs, How to Draw and Paint Fairies, and metaphysical magazines and journals.