Fantasy - CD-Rom and Book by Christy Shaffer
|Fantasy - CD-Rom and Book by Christy Shaffer|
|Reviewer: Sarah Cooper|
|Summary: A short paperback book with CD-ROM provides 159 images from the fantasy world to use in any medium. It's highly recommended by our reviewer.|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 48||Date: August 2006|
|Publisher: Dover Publications Inc|
This is a book full of astounding images from the fantasy world. Dig deep into the depths of your imagination and you might begin to understand the sort of beautiful artwork that will feature in this book. As with all Dover Publications books a CD-ROM accompanies the book so that you can choose an image from the book and simply print out or trace. There is so much scope for using these images it really is endless. You can use the images for card making, painting on glass or designing cross-stitch charts.
Some of the designs are in colour and some in black and white. So perhaps another idea for using some of these designs is maybe to watercolour some of the images. I have used some of these images for a background in my encaustic art.
The collection comprises of 159 graphics and each image is truly breathtaking. Mystical dragons, stunning mermaids and many more magical folk can be found in this book.
Obviously, as this is a book of images it is hard for me to describe the beauty and the enchantment that emanates from so many of the pictures. I can only emphasise the fact that using theses images will be of huge benefit to your craftwork. It is also important to realise that all the images vary greatly in design, so although there are quite a few pictures of dragons for example, each one is unique in its own design. I plan to use this book to create a fairy-tale picture for my son's bedroom, as he is a big fan of dragons. I plan to paint my own background and then print off a few of these paintings and use varied mediums to colour in the pictures to create a textured finished result. There is so much potential for a book like this, I am sure it will remain a constant favourite in any craft addict's bookshelf and certainly remain a source of great inspiration for any creativity.
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