The Bottom Line
If you enjoy Christopher Hart's drawing style and are fairly open to loose interpretation of fairy lore, then you'll enjoy this book. It is fun, lighthearted and fresh.
- Fun style with lots of colour
- Excellent print quality
- nothing on drawing wings
- Published by Watson-Guptill, New York - ISBN 0-8230-1403-7
- 112 pages, 8.4 x 10 inches. Softcover, though the fold-out cover adds sturdiness.
- Includes drawings suitable for tracing and coloring
- Draw faeries in various action poses
- Shows how to draw a dainty faery face (with a suggested underlying faery skeleton)
- Learn how to construct a faery eye
Guide Review - Drawing Faeries: A Believer's Guide
Most of the drawings in the book are drawn using a simplified stick-figure or ball-and-stick construction so that even quite inexperienced young artists should be able to follow them step-by-step. There are also many large line-drawings that invite coloring-in, as well as coloured examples adding vibrance throughout the pages.
I was surprised at the lack of space devoted to the important topic of wings, though some of the faeries in the book are indeed winged. Perhaps I'm a bit 'old school' on this, expecting Fairies to have wings - though my young daughter told me she thought that Hart's Faeries look more like Elves - and it depends on your expectations.