Prepare yourself for this no-holds-barred guide to creating fantasy warriors and their offensive and defensive weaponry. Four top gaming artists lead you through this wicked world, sharing their advice and instruction on everything from art materials to drawing and painting techniques. 15 full-demonstrations and 39 mini-demos, as well as a gallery of 10 full-spread battle scene paintings offer a veritable arsenal of possibilities for painting elves, dragons, trolls, gargoyles, and other mythical creatures both mundane and magical, all battling for survival. To make your battle scenes believable, this book will arm you with a thorough understanding of line, color, lighting and composition. Go ahead, take up your pen and brush, and bring your vilest imaginings to life!