Brush with Fantasy: How to Paint Fairies, Mermaids and Magical Creatures with Watercolor
Paint sweet watercolor fantasy characters and scenes, including all skin tones and hair types. Journey to a magical fantasy land Learn to paint fairies, mermaids, creatures, and their realms with step-by-step watercolor demonstrations. The book includes information and demos on: - Materials and basic techniques - Fairy heads, bodies, and wings - Flower fairies, snow fairies, fairy families, fairy houses, and woodland scenes - Mermaid heads, bodies, and tails - Mermaids, mermaid families, and under-the-sea scenes - Fantasy creatures, including magical owls, rabbits, seahorses, unicorns, bears, cats, and dragons.
About the Author
Since early childhood, Barbara Lanza imagined tiny worlds in the grass and bushes in her hometown of Wildwood, New Jersey. Her devotion to drawing graceful imagery led her to pursue a career in fashion illustration, children's publishing, fantasy-art instruction, and coloring books, as well as art for products. Raising her children in a wooded area of New York State offered the direct contact and love of nature she sought to share. Throughout the years, her children and little granddaughter have inspired and been portrayed in her art. She, her partner, Jerry Kalogeratos, and two cats (Mickey and Angela, named after her favorite artist, Michelangelo), cherish the ever-changing landscape in which they live.