Author Archives: laichas

How to Draw a Kraken Sea Creature

The kraken has been a scourge of the seas ever since man first set sail. More than 200 feet (61m) in length, this giant sea creature was able to attack and destroy vessels up to the size of a galleon. At one time, it is possible this giant squid was of such massive dimensions...

8 classic IMPACT titles on sale $4.99 or less!

HUGE warehouse sale November 10th through November 13th, 2011! Click on the title to purchase — free shipping on all orders $25 more. Get started on your holiday shopping for your favorite comic and fantasy artist!

Free Fantasy Landscape Demo from OtherWorlds author Tom Kidd

Hey IMPACT fans! CLICK HERE for a free fantasy demo by Tom Kidd, author of the gorgeous landscape book OtherWorlds. He created the piece as the cover art for Hard Luck Diggings by Jack Vance, published by Subterranean Books in 2010. The demo is extra material not included in the book, so check it...

IMPACT Heads to Gen Con 2011

Tomorrow a few of the editors at IMPACT Books are headed two hours northwest to Gen Con 2011 in Indianapolis! Last year we happened upon some impromptu cosplay dance routines, let’s hope these kids are back again along with some Smurfs and Bronies! We’ll be tweeting some of the convention fun so be sure...

How to Draw a Flying Fish in 7 Steps

Here’s a free demonstration from our newest IMPACT author, Emily Fiegenschuh. The Explorer’s Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures features more than 25 step-by-step demos of fantastical beasts such as a venom spitting sand dragon, minotaur, sphinx, lantern bat and much more. Pre-order your copy today and check out Emily’s site for more of her...

How to Draw a Unicorn in 5 Easy Steps

Hey kids! Here’s an awesome free demonstration from the upcoming Sketch Card Mania by Randy Martinez and Denise Vasquez. Check out the book for the best instruction on drawing sketch cards and great demos of wizards, warlords, warriors and more! HOW TO DRAW A UNICORN IN 5 EASY STEPS Everyone knows that magic comes...

How to Make an Abstract Graffiti Letter

Letter manipulation is a cornerstone of graffiti art. To create your own alphabet, you want to study the form and shape of each letter, then slowly push and stretch it to reconfigure it with your own style. Here, graffiti artist Scape Martinez shows us how to create a radical letter. They tend to be...

Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss!

Theodor Seuss Geisel would have turned 107 yesterday. Love this image from The Butter Battle Book (1984) — the allegorical Seuss creation responsible for teaching legions of American school children the basics of the Cold War. …..

New Release Update for IMPACT Books

Spring is just around the corner and so are these awesome new IMPACT books! Three of our most popular authors return to the art instruction scene to give you the best tips and techniques in your favorite art mediums — comic books, sketch cards and graffiti! Title: Creating Comics from Start to Finish: Top...