How to paint fantasy beasts

Once you've come up with an idea for a fantasy creature, the next step is to bring it to life by painting it with believable colours and textures. Here are our workflow tips for painting creatures in pencil and watercolour. 

If you're having trouble coming up with ideas, take a look at our guide to designing imaginary beasts. Then, follow these steps...

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Emily has been working as a freelance illustrator for 12 years and is producing her own book, Strangehollow, filled with magical creatures and unusual beings.