Learning to draw Fairies, Fairy Tales and Fantasy Art is the passion and fascination of artist Barb C, and her goal is to get you drawing it without training for years, and realizing the credibility and importance of the whole fantasy genre! The site is full of pencil drawings of every kind of fantasy creature - so come and learn to draw!
You will be so proud of yourself, as you easily start drawing pencil sketches of Fairies, Dragons, Vampires, Monsters, Warriors, Princesses, Goth and more!
I don't know about you, but I have only ever learned by...doing! Whether you draw regularly, or have never even attempted it, you can do it!
The Free Drawing Club is a great way to get to know me, and get some general ideas, tips and free drawing skills videos!
The new Fairies-Tales-Art-School is the big news! You choose to join the School, and work through months of drawing videos. These are hour plus videos, even a couple of hours, with real detail about each move that I make when I draw. The videos take you right through each character that I am drawing. I encourage you to draw along, and as the months progress you get the skills added in an easy and enjoyable way!
These videos are delivered in full HD quality - and are incredibly detailed. I have studied how to set the light just right - so that you can see all of the details of the shading and highlighting. It is important to be able to see all of the nuances of tone.
It is like sitting with me an hour or more (as the lessons get more intense - the videos get longer, so many are later two hour lessons!
Too many of us have thought that wanting to be an artist was frivolous, and unrealistic! Particularly, if you are interested in fantasy art! You will hear me rant about this quite a bit on the site. Fantasy is an ancient subject matter for art. It has not - ever gone out of style, so why are the artists that pursue it belittled for their passion?
Fantasy artists and authors, have been fighting the battle of being taken seriously for years. Yet all of this is changing. Many more people are succeeding in these industries. Many are succeeding by going Indie. We are putting our passions out there.
Maybe you are young and want a career in art? Have people told you that it is impossible?
Perhaps you are older (like me) and you always wanted to draw, but thought it was just too late?
The need for fantasy artists has grown like mad in today's world. The gaming and entertainment industries are booming and always looking for those new ideas from creatives.
Don't believe Me?
Then put it to the test. Sign up for my Free Drawing Club!, and see what happens.
There's lots to look at - for free on the site.
I have created a How To Draw Section with many free tutorials. These tend to be very basic, and some were developed some time ago, but many are being added.
I have a whole Drawing and Inspiration Section, where I have displayed my drawings, and you might start with my Fairy Drawings Page.
These drawings really show my progression, which is still happening. That is why I felt the urge to teach. I wanted to show that you can improve, just by doing it. The more you draw the better your skills get.
I then go into the Myths, Tales and Facts section, which really explores a lot of the history of fairy tales, and the characters behind them. I use this research as support of the legitimacy of studying and creating fantasy art.
I would suggest that you start with Mythical Creatures and History if you are interested. There is also the whole section on some of the facts and the re-tellings of the greatest stories ever - Fairy Tales.
I could go on an on about how important all these tales are, but just look how hollywood and television have been dredging up these ancient stories and re-purposing them for a new audience. It is great! It proves the importance of this whole genre.
Take a look around at all of the free practice on the site, and see how I have developed over the years, and while some of my drawings are really just little sketches, many ideas have blossomed from this work. The whole site is sort of like a note-book, or sketchbook of my work.
There are also some really fun coloring pages and even dolls to play with - so don't fret everything that I have created is still here.
Thanks Barb C