Fantasy World-Building: A Guide to Developing Mythic Worlds and Legendary Creatures Mark Nelson

Fantasy World-Building: A Guide to Developing Mythic Worlds and Legendary Creatures

Author: Mark Nelson
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Book Title
Fantasy World-Building: A Guide to Developing Mythic Worlds and Legendary Creatures
Author
Mark Nelson
ISBN
9780486828657
When artists and designers explore or create a fictional setting, the milieu must be completely fleshed out, explained, and designed. In this book, comic and gaming art veteran Mark A. Nelson explores and demonstrates his methods for fashioning visually stunning, believable environments for fantasy creatures and characters. Scores of images and step-by-step examples illustrate how variation and experimentation lead to fresh, original designs for otherworldly beings, their environments, and their stories.Nelson discusses how to find ideas and borrow from history to add the strength of realism to a fantasy world. In describing the best ways to establish a habitat, he offers specifics about climate, terrain, flora, and wildlife. He shares insights into founding societies in terms of their means of survival, manner of warfare, spiritual practices, style of dress, and levels of technology. All visual creatives who work with imaginative material -- illustrators, comic artists, and writers -- will take a lively interest in this source of inspiration and practical knowledge.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Mark NelsonPublisher: Dover PublicationsPublished: 02/13/2019ISBN: 9780486828657Pages: 160Weight: 1.25lbsSize: 10.80h x 8.30w x 0.40d
When artists and designers explore or create a fictional setting, the milieu must be completely fleshed out, explained, and designed. In this book, comic and gaming art veteran Mark A. Nelson explores and demonstrates his methods for fashioning visually stunning, believable environments for fantasy creatures and characters. Scores of images and step-by-step examples illustrate how variation and experimentation lead to fresh, original designs for otherworldly beings, their environments, and their stories.
Nelson discusses how to find ideas and borrow from history to add the strength of realism to a fantasy world. In describing the best ways to establish a habitat, he offers specifics about climate, terrain, flora, and wildlife. He shares insights into founding societies in terms of their means of survival, manner of warfare, spiritual practices, style of dress, and levels of technology. All visual creatives who work with imaginative material -- illustrators, comic artists, and writers -- will take a lively interest in this source of inspiration and practical knowledge.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Mark Nelson
Publisher: Dover Publications
Published: 02/13/2019
ISBN: 9780486828657
Pages: 160
Weight: 1.25lbs
Size: 10.80h x 8.30w x 0.40d
When artists and designers explore or create a fictional setting, the milieu must be completely fleshed out, explained, and designed. In this book, comic and gaming art veteran Mark A. Nelson explores and demonstrates his methods for fashioning visually stunning, believable environments for fantasy creatures and characters. Scores of images and step-by-step examples illustrate how variation and experimentation lead to fresh, original designs for otherworldly beings, their environments, and their stories.
Nelson discusses how to find ideas and borrow from history to add the strength of realism to a fantasy world. In describing the best ways to establish a habitat, he offers specifics about climate, terrain, flora, and wildlife. He shares insights into founding societies in terms of their means of survival, manner of warfare, spiritual practices, style of dress, and levels of technology. All visual creatives who work with imaginative material -- illustrators, comic artists, and writers -- will take a lively interest in this source of inspiration and practical knowledge.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Mark Nelson
Publisher: Dover Publications
Published: 02/13/2019
ISBN: 9780486828657
Pages: 160
Weight: 1.25lbs
Size: 10.80h x 8.30w x 0.40d