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Fantasy Art Tutorials in the FARP Section

Art and Writing Tutorials

The Fantasy Art Resource Project is a free collection of tutorials and introduces the techniques used by members of Elfwood in the creation of their work. It also features the history of art, tricks & tips, and so much more...
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Art Tutorials

This section hosts a substantial collection of articles about sketching, inking, and using various traditional and digital media.
   80+ Articles here!

Writing Tutorials

The Writing section houses articles on developing your characters, creating worlds, writing plots and spinning a tale.
   30+ Articles here!

Misc Tutorials

Some of the articles can apply to both artists and writers, or can simply make an interesting read. Find them here.
   7 Articles here!

Get published and Market yourself!

After creating, comes selling, publishing and marketing. Learn the ins and outs of the business here.
   10+ Articles here!

The Educations

Elfwood helps you with our education search to find that Art education you're looking for.
   7 Articles here!

Elfwood Survival Guides

Originally written for Woodworks, these articles contain useful tips for surviving the digital jungle that is Elfwood. Learn how to correctly format your stories or how to critique something without ticking anyone off!
   10+ Articles here!

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:-) Thomas F Abrahamsson
24 Oct 2009:-) Vicki "Kiddalee" Nemeth
Hi, Ray. A better place for this stuff is the FAQ or the Forums. Here’s the FAQ: http://www.elfwood.com/faq.html . I found it under the "about" tab at the top.
1 Dec 2009:-) Iracê García
please, can one uf us tell me in a email wht i should do to have computer pogram designer¿? well, i want say a prgram like photoshop (that I haven’t...) to draw and paint please tell meeeeeeeee!!!!
25 Apr 2010:-) Cara audrey bruner
Hi im new, and i want to know how to post
art or stories.16
17 Nov 2010:-) Colleen Skyskimmer Fourie
I was researching dragons and fell in love with the dragon drawing that appeared in response to my Google!
19 Jan 2011:-) Dawn Burkhardt
I’m having a hard time figuring things out here. I have been on this site for a cpl of yrs and recently became a patron and how do i get my work published or is it?? Help Me Please!

:-) Thomas F Abrahamsson replies: "Hi Dawn. This is the wrong place to ask questions like that. Please contact our support through the normal channel or see this page:
12 Sep 2011:-) Dylan R Peters
hi. i have problems with my art and they don’t show the picure. i’ve done the all the data and all, and it still doesn’t show. please reply anytime.
12 Nov 2011:-) Isabelle Berry
Hi Have been trying to email FARP in order to become a FARP writer & it keeps telling me that there is no such email?!? HELP please!
12 Sep 2012:-) Sam Coombes
i would like to know how to post my art
can’t seem to find out how can you help?
25 Dec 2012:-) John Donovan DeWitt
Hi, I am a newbie but looking forward to learning all about writing fantasy novels. I have been a huge fan of Tolkien an CS Lewis since I was a kid in the 70s and have already written about 150 pages of my own story. These tutorials will be priceless in asssisting me in ensuring it is a book worthy of sharing with the world...someday.
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