Fantasy & Sci-Fi Art: Learn How to Draw Dragons, Aliens & Fairies

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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WonderCon 2014 Cosplay

Convention season has started! WonderCon 2014 happened recently and of course that meant the internet was full of comic book, video game and movie news thanks to all the panels, as well as all the crazy impressive cosplay that happens at WonderCon! There were so many creative costumes this year. Some were incredibly accurate...

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How to Paint a Kraken

A little over a year ago we released a step-by-step blog post (you can find it HERE) of how to draw a kraken from William O’Connor’s Dracopedia: The Bestiary. So in honor of our almost, but not quite, one year mark we are showing this pretty cool clip that we found of artist Jason...

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Happy National Humor Month!

WARNING: This IMPACT site is a humor loving zone, please prepare to smile! With the first day of the month being April Fool’s Day, it’s no wonder April is recognized as National Humor Month! We, at IMPACT, love a good laugh and firmly believe in the age old myth that laughter is infectious. So...

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Fantasy Friday: Mastering Fantasy Art Cover Release

Bring the power of realism to your fantasy drawings by checking out our newest IMPACT book by artist John Stanko! Mastering Fantasy Art is filled to the brim with tons of people, poses, creatures and more to sink your artistic teeth into. With great fantasy art that transports viewers to a realm where the impossible becomes...

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Free IMPACT Book Giveaway on Twitter

Do you have a Twitter account? Do you plan on getting one? Well maybe you should because… If you check us out @IMPACTbooks, you just might win a FREE book from our fantasy, sci-fi, comic or manga lines! All you have to do if follow us to be entered into a FREE, no-strings attached,...

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The Average Life of a Stormtrooper

Artist Zahir Batin sure knows how to pack a big punch with nothing more than a few miniature figurines and his mad photography skills – but that’s more than enough. Zahir’s latest epic translation of the Star Wars universe leaves nothing to be desired as each series of images overflows with sincere, somewhat poetic...

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to all our IMPACT fans out there! May you have lots of delicious candy and create wonderful stories during this holiday season! Also, if you happen to catch a glimpse of good ole Peter Cottontail, shoot us a drawing on our Facebook page found HERE! Whether it be in color: Or black...

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Fantasy Friday: Dragon Hoards

If there’s a dragon there’s usually a dragon hoard. We know dragons love gold. Just look at Smaug and his gigantic pile. Artist Lauren Dawson imagines some very different dragon hoards. I love this idea. Her illustrations are so cute and it’s fun to imagine the many things that would be in dragon hoards besides gold! She’s...

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Incorporating Emoji Into Famous Artwork

Emoji is gaining new ground as its widespread popularity begins to surface in classic pieces of art like those found in artist Nastya Ptichek’s newest project Emoji-Nation. Without having to speak a word, a single smiley face or lack thereof speaks volumes to Ptichek’s audience as new meaning is brought to life in these...

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Amazing Crayon Sculptures

I’ve seen a lot of creative mediums used to sculpt, but artist Hoang Tran takes it to another level. He creates unbelievable crayon sculptures. That’s right, crayon sculptures. Crayons aren’t just for drawing and coloring anymore! The amount of detail that he can put into these tiny little sculptures just blows my mind. Crayons aren’t...