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A fantastic guide
on October 22, 2008
With an outstanding career as art instructor, Christopher Hart has released another theme specific book for those interested in fantasy. Christopher provides sections on Barbarians, Vikings, the medieval world, wild things, the enchanted faerie realm, and gothic characters. Within each topic, he further breaks down the genres into types. For instance, the Faerie Realm is divided into Faerie creature, female and male faerie face, fabulous faerie wings, sensational faeries, faerie details, and the faerie world.
He does not leave much untouched. What I really appreciate about Mr Hart's books is his inclusion of not only finished examples, but also the construction of a figure/character from rough circular sketches to a sometimes colored image.
This book, when added to the other Hart tomes, forms a marvelous collection essential to the library of anyone interested in illustration.