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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The Fantasy Worlds of Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and More

One of the awesome things about fantasy stories is the vast fantasy world that is created. Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and many others all have elaborate settings for the story to take place. We often become so familiar and so fond of these locations that they’re just as real...

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Guardians of the Galaxy Concept Art

I love seeing concept art for movies. It’s so interesting to see the progression and behind-the-scenes stuff! Costumes change, characters change, sometimes the whole story can change! I loved Guardians of the Galaxy. I mean I saw it four times in four days! Some of the Guardians of the Galaxy concept art is available...

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Fan Art From Drawing Drill Challenges

IMPACT wants to thank all of our fans for participating in our weekly Drawing Drills challenges! A few weeks ago we challenged you to draw, sketch or otherwise create your favorite fantasy and mythical creatures and some of you did just that!   So check out this awesome fan art from Alan Perez as...

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Drawing Drill: Draw Your Favorite Sea Monsters

This week’s Drawing Drill challenges you to pick one of your top favorite sea monsters and bring it to life on paper! With inspiration from some of William O’Connor’s favorite underwater beasts found in Dracopedia The Bestiary, you’ll have a wild assortment to choose from whether it be the fearsome, gigantic leviathan, the scourge...

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How to Draw a Pirate Princess on Pirate Day!

This is the day that fantasy lovers wait around all year long for – Pirate Day! Whether you’re dressing up to go to a convention or an (extremely) early Halloween party, going to a Renaissance festival with a pirate-themed weekend or if you’re just moseying about in your pajamas watching Pirates of the Caribbean...

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Drawing Drill: Draw a Mythical Creature

Everyone has their own version of a mythical creature roaming around in their imagination. (Check out some of these crazy creatures found in Winged Fantasy by Brenda Lyons) So this week, IMPACT challenges you to breathe life into that special being! It can have wings, fins, scales, horns, hair or anything else your mind...

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Make Magazine Book Review of Fantasy Creatures in Clay

“Emily Coleman’s Fantasy Creatures in Clay hits the mark on so many levels that I urge anyone starting off [with sculpting clay] to purchase it.”–Jason Babler     IMPACT is happy to announce that Emily Coleman’s new book, Fantasy Creatures in Clay, will be featured in the newest edition of Make! With an honest...

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Painting the Mythical Figure in Mixed Media Webinar

Are you ready for a fantastical adventure? Well, wait no more! With Lisa L. Cyr’s webinar, Painting the Mythical Figure in Mixed Media, you’ll embark on a journey filled with fantastical figures and imaginative environments. Lisa will cover everything from character development, costume and props, theatrical color schemes, dramatic settings, form and movement and...

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Q&A With the Editor of Mastering Fantasy Art

What was your favorite project in the book? I have to pick just one?! I’ll go with Guardian Angel because its variety of references. To create the powerful archangel piece, John Stanko combines a model holding a sword, two differently posed legs, himself posing in a makeshift tunic, and separately, medieval shoulder armor, as...

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Drawing Drill: Draw Your Favorite Fantasy Creature

So what’s your favorite fantasy creature? Can you draw it? Well that’s what IMPACT Books is challenging you to do this week with our latest Drawing Drill. We want to see your most favorite silly, friendly, scary, magical or otherwise fantastical creature! Check out our IMPACT  social media pages: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and...