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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback flexibound with faux cloth finish
  • Publication: 17 September 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216889
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 170x225 mm
  • Illustrations: 250
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: £12.99
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Fantastic Creatures and How to Draw Them


by Kev Walker

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Book Description

Interactive sketchbook-journal by renowned comic book artists and illustrator Kev Walker, helping you master the art of drawing 30 beasts inspired by folklore and literature.

Delve deep into a magical world of Kev Walker, and learn how to draw 30 fascinating, beautiful and curious creatures that wander through it. 

A renowned comic book artist and illustrator, Kev Walker will help you master the art of sketching and illustrating a collection of marvellous beasts through his how-to-art exercises, accompanied by his fascinating advice and the techniques used by professionals like himself. From elementals that stalk you at night or the beasts that lurk beneath the water to the sand creatures that wander the lonely deserts of North Africa, there is a whole world of terrifyingly beautiful monsters to learn of and inspire you. Find stunning finished illustrations along with exciting ideas, hints, and practical lessons on how to recreate the monster yourself, including suggestions for adding movement and texture.

From there, morph this precious-looking book into your very own sketchbook-journal and record and design your own fierce creations on the interactive pages inside. Stick and paste inspiring photographs and drawings onto the pages, work little sketches onto the plain sheets, and paint the amazing minute details that appear on your own beast's form - this will be your personal and ultimate notebook journaling your dark adventures.

With dozens of imaginative illustrations to inspire, discover this captivating bestiary now and create your own inky keepsake of these legendary creatures to treasure and share. 

Table of Contents


Chapter One: Core Techniques
- Finding inspiration
- Drawing materials
- Drawing techniques

Chapter Two: The Bestiary

Glossary, Index, and Credits

About the Author

About Kev Walker

Kevin Walker has worked as a writer and illustrator for many of the leading comic and games producers, including 2000AD, DC Comics, Marvel, Wizards of the Coast and Games Workshop. He is based in Leeds, UK.


This book provides very practical instruction and advice on how to master the drawing of some complex mythical creatures, with pages dedicated to  encouraging the reader to have a go, which is the best way to learn. The illustrations throughout are beautifully intricate and the book has a magical feel. Recommended.

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