Getting Started

In this book, I’ll showcase my process of drawing characters and props from three speculative fictional traditions: science fiction, horror, and fantasy or adventure. Each genre has its own unique conventions and characters that populate movies, television shows, videogames, and literature. I have chosen various archetypes and icons from each genre and developed them to illuminate at least one way of approaching character illustration.

I prefer to do most of the basic work in the concept sketch or thumbnail stage, but for the purposes of this book, I work at full size so you can see the complete process. The best way to increase your ability to ...

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