Follow these steps to create an atmospheric mixed-media painting inspired by Guillermo del Toro's cult film.
Artist Don Seegmiller reveals how to paint realistic scales using Corel's Painter X3 custom paper textures.
54. How to paint fur
Concept artist Mikaël Léger guides you through how to depict black fur on a large, furry beast using Photoshop.
Artist Therese Larsson explains how to paint light glowing through fur with Photoshop layers.
Jace Wallace reveals his key techniques for painting an ethereal sub-aquatic siren in Photoshop.
Artist Rasmus Berggreen explains how to use contrast and composition to paint a rock giant from Norse mythology.
Mélanie Delon shows us how to create a skeletal armour, and what brushes to use for an eerily realistic depiction.
Serge Birault puts a grisly spin on the traditional crowd-pleasing element of American football.
With simple digital brushes you can create realistic slimy skin, as Paco Torres explains.
Artist Elizabeth Torque uses a heap of references and a smattering of myth to create a fantasy creature.
Expert Tom Bagshaw explains how to paint translucent shapes using Photoshop and create a ghost.
Dragons have personalities – they aren't just lizards with wings. Justin Gerard explains how to reflect this in your art.
Fire up your Photoshop skills to create an epic dragon scene with this how-to from expert Ruan Jia.
Concept artist Jace Wallace offers some quick and easy tips for painting scales and feathers.
From fairy wings to dragonflies, being able to create spellbinding translucent wings is a skill every fantasy artist should have.
Nick Harris reveals how to capture a unique personality with this civilised steampunk tiger tutorial.
Artist Paco Torres shows you how to draw futuristic animal armour in four easy steps.
Mélanie Delon shows you how to give a vampire character pale, translucent skin for a deathly splash of realism.
A strong D&D image is always a crowd-pleaser. Dan Scott takes aim at a classic character class, the elf.
Expert fantasy artist Nick Harris explains how to capture an intimate conversation between two characters of different heights.
Paint the moment a vampire is staked and disintegrates with John Peterson's tutorial.
Plenty of sketching and a good helping of research and references shape Jim Pavelec's intensely terrifying monster.
Mark Molnar reveals how to paint multiple layers of teeth to create a monstrous mouth for any creature.
Artist Jonathan Standing reveals how to give skeleton warriors the frightening impact they need.
Artist Sara Forlenza reveals her creative process for creating a group dynamic in this handy tutorial.
Pro creature concept artist Sam Rowan shares his top tips for creating a fearsomely imaginative movie monster.
Taking the seminal film Tron as his launch point, Marek Okon ups the ante and paints a vivid science-fiction image.
Artist Tony Foti explains how to design a futuristic outfit for a sci-fi character.
Zezhou Chen reveals how he gives his celestial warrior princess the romance and magic she deserves.
McClean Kendree reveals how to design your very own sci-fi character from scratch.
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