Fantasy Genesis

Fantasy Genesis

A Creativity Game for Fantasy Artists

eBook - 2010
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Get Rolling on Your Most Inventive Artwork Ever! What lurks in the shadows of your imagination? This book takes you deep into the dusty corners and dark recesses where your most original ideas lie in wait, showing you how to lure them out into daylight, and shape them into fantastic yet believable concept art. Experimentation is the cornerstone of Fantasy Genesis. A series of dice rolls and corresponding word lists present you with an infinite variety of jumping-off points and visual problems to solve. The challenge (and the fun) is to meld seemingly unrelated and everyday elements such as a caterpillar, seashells, fire or a hammer into exceptionally curious, grotesque, oddly beautiful and totally unexpected creations. 40+ step-by-step mini-demonstrations illustrate basic techniques for drawing a wide range of fantasy elements and forms 3 game variations (complete with game sheets) lead you to create fiercely imaginative objects, creatures and humanoids 3 full-length demonstrations show how to play the game from your first rolls of the die to finished concept drawings Use this art-game as a warm-up, a bulldozer for creative-block or a daily sketching exercise to generate a stockpile of inspired beasties, heroes, costumes, weapons and other never-before-dreamt creations. It all starts with a roll, a word and your imagination.
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Impact Books, ©2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (143 pages) : color illustrations

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MonicaZ22
Aug 29, 2012

The author has a nice idea! I remember doing something like this in school when we were learning Latin roots. So basically, you roll some dice several times. The chart tells you if it's animal, vegetable, mineral etc. You continue rolling the dice to get a variety of parts. Then you brainstorm some thoughts or words to go with the parts that you wish to work with.Then sit and draw.

As for the majority of the book, Chuck Lukacs gives you instruction in drawing some of the body parts to help get you going.

Since I don't have any dice right now that are 8 sided or 20 sided, I went online to an online dice roller. There are several available but this is the one that I used - http://www.wizards.com/dnd/dice/dice.htm.

Happy drawing!

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