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I’ve started crafting and painting and drawing a lot more than I used to as a form of depression therapy. It works for me. I requested this book from Netgalley in return for an honest review and I have to say that this is the first ‘how to draw’ book I have ever looked at, so I have nothing to compare it to. Having said that, The Fantasy Artroom isn’t quite what I was hoping for.

While the author does include a few detailed how-to pages, the book seems to be geared towards promoting his own, admittedly good, work and moves on to a level of detail that’s way beyond what I could attain without a great deal of hard work, if at all.

If you are looking for a book to further your art education, possibly moving to fantasy art after having some previous experience, this might just be the book for you. If, like me, you are a complete beginner, I think there may be better books out there.

In any road, below are a selection of pages from the book and my sad attempts to replicate them.