The Fast and the Fur-ious!

A while back, we brought you this fabulous demonstration on How to Draw a Minotaur, by Emily Fiegenschuh, taken from her book, The Explorer’s Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures. The minotaur is fascinating enough that it’s also featured on the cover of Wreaking Havoc, a great resource from four of IMPACT Books’ favorite gaming artists and authors.

The minotaur isn’t the only mythical beast we love by any means, of course, though we do think it’s a fine one. There’s a whole list of mythical creatures that artists and their audience return to again and again, like dragons, fairies, elves and more. And most mythical creatures have an element of anthropomorphism to them already, so it’s only natural that Draw More Furries would include an entire chapter on mythological creatures.

Isn’t this kirin quite pretty?

 

Certainly, many of these creatures are delicate and pretty, like the kirin and the lovely kitsune, but others are fierce, like the fighting dragon, who supplements his own natural scales and tough skin with armor, and the Xuanwu, part snake, part turtle.

Fierce, fighting dragon

The mighty Xuanwu

 

Which do you prefer? Do you like your mythical creatures fierce? Or pretty? Pretty fierce? Fiercely pretty?

Whatever your preference, you can learn something from the great leassons and easy-to-follow drawing instructions in Draw More Furries. And that’s just one chapter! Learn even more about furries and scalies, as well as how to draw specific features so you can make your own hybrid furries. Now there’s a concept: making hybrids from hybrids? I don’t know about you, but my mind is officially blown.

And don’t forget to pick up a copy of Lindsay Cibos and Jared Hodges original, Draw Furries. They make a great package deal for a Christmas gift for the artsy teen in your life.

~Vanessa

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