Bring to life the creatures and monsters of other realms. This essential book contains all the practical guidance and inspiration you need to draw and paint fantastical beasts from folklore, legends and the darkest reaches of your imagination. A comprehensive guide to techniques and effects, from mastering perspective and distorting anatomy to rendering skin, scales and fur. Basic techniques for traditional media plus advice for getting the best from computer imaging programmes. Expert tuition from fantasy art veteran Kevin Walker and case studies from other leading artists make this a unique insight into the creative processes behind developing an initial concept into a finished artwork.