Fantasy & Sci-Fi

Look! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a…dragon? At IMPACT Books, we have plenty of those, along with elves, fairies, robots, aliens, unicorns and just about every other kind of fantastic creature you can dream of! We are THE source for learning how to draw fantasy and sci-fi art. And with 2012 being the Year of the Dragon, you can bet you’ll find plenty of dragon art, learn about our authors’ favorite fantasy artists and create amazing sci-fi and fantasy art landscapes to match your creature’s natural habitat.

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Fantasy Friday: Impressive Smaug the Magnificent Cosplay

Sharon Huls, AKA Kialna, has created one amazingly impressive Smaug cosplay. I think it’s the best Smaug cosplay I’ve seen. She really thought about the design when creating it. I love the way she interpreted a gigantic four legged dragon into a wearable costume. There are also so many impressive techniques that she used to...

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The Galavant Premier

Anyone excited for the new fantasy epic about to hit our television screens? Galavant promises to me a “comedy extravaganza” with fairytale twists and turns to keep all us fantasy lovers amused. The short and sweet of it is that the show is structured around following a dashing hero named Galavant as he travels...

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Detailed Millennium Falcon Model Crafted With Cardboard

Here at IMPACT, we definitely love Star Wars. Who doesn’t?? Though it wasn’t a living character, Han Solo‘s ship, the Millennium Falcon, was pretty much a character itself in the original trilogy. That ship has become iconic not just with the Star Wars series but with the whole sci-fi genre! So naturally when I...

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Hobbit Art Journal Page

Can’t Get Enough Bilbo Baggins! One of the best parts about our jobs as editors is that we sometimes get little surprises from our authors! As a present over the holidays, contributing Art Journal Kickstarter artist Luis Montero gifted this amazing hobbit art journal page and homemade frame to the editor of the book....

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Into the Woods Movie

The Into the Woods movie finally made its debut over this holiday season. If you’re familiar with the original work, then rumor has it that you won’t be disappointed with this movie adaptation. In fact, it’s received great reviews so far. But how can it not with such a talented cast of actors and...

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Avengers Age of Ultron Trailer

Who else is super excited about the release of the Avengers Age of Ultron trailer? Not only do we finally get a peek at who the good guys are battling this time around, but we also get a look at some of the playful bantering between our favorite characters. (Hint: It’s hilarious!) Plus, if...

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Fantasy Friday: How to Draw Merida-like Characters

Merida is infamous for her restless energy and brave spirit which ultimately helps to bring her the much sought after Disney happily-ever-after. But let’s not forget about her ever-so-present sidekick – her bow and arrows. It’s critical to her story and most fantasy characters that they have their oftentimes, gorgeously crafted weapon of choice....

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How to Draw a Christmas Elf

Are you ready to spread the holiday cheer this year? Well IMPACT is! As a thank-you to all of our fans out there in the cyber universe, we’ve put together a short little step-by-step video on how to draw a Christmas elf. Using none-other than Meredith Dillman’s Fantasy Fashion Art Studio as a reference...

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Unofficial Disney Walking Dead Characters

While roaming the Tumblr-verse in search of amusement, this amazing art from Thomas (aka Kasami-Sensei) popped up on the IMPACT Tumblr feed and about blew our minds with its awesomeness. Talk about creating a spin on The Walking Dead characters by incorporating a Disney theme into the mix! And, as if the art isn’t...

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Insurgent Movie Trailer

Are you ready for the next movie in the Divergent franchise? Well we are! Author Veronica Roth’s books have debut as the next big thing in the Young Adult genre, so it’s no wonder the air is practically cracking with anticipation for the movies to finally hit the big screen. Divergent, the first movie...