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Dark Art: Draw and Paint Witches and Their Worlds
Author: Bob Hobbs
Publisher: David & Charles Ltd / Impact Books
Category: fantasy art Level: All
This book of visual inspiration, authentic reference and practical guidance on drawing and painting imagery from the diverse world of witchcraft is perfect for fantasy artists who want to explore the fascinating history of witchcraft and enhance their images of witches, wizards and related paraphernalia. A wealth of visual and textual information offers artists the chance to introduce more realism into their work and gives advice on the market for witchcraft illustration. Featuring a rich tapestry of finished paintings, work-in-progress illustrations and sketches covering types of witches, settings, tools of the trade and symbology, this is the essential guide to witchcraft for any fantasy artist or enthusiast.
About the Author
Bob Hobbs is a well-known fantasy artist who has exhibited all over the US. His work has appeared in many publications including works by Ursula K Le Guin and Larry Niven. In 1993 he won the Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Award for Science Fiction Illustration. Bob is a practising Warlock and lives in Atlanta.
Contributing artists from around the world include: Raphael Lacoste, Yaga Kielb, Nigel Sade, Angela Barrett, Bob Giadrosich and Jorg Gundrum.
Bob is also the author of Phantastic Faeries (David & Charles Ltd.)
Author's Notes: This book was originally planned to be a reference book for fantasy artists who wanted to add more realism to their work when the subject is Witchcraft. However, the publishing company decided to gear the book more towards the Harry Potter crowd, young readers and comic book enthusiasts so the final version leans a bit too much towards the stereotype witch. But if you like looking at fantasy art from some amazing contributing artists and want to learn a few basics, you'll likely find this book will serve your needs.
Where To Buy: If you do a websearch, you can find many retail outlets for purchasing a copy of the book. It's being carried by Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, Borders and others.
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