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Drawing Dragons

Drawing Dragons

The World of Dragon Art

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Dragon Art: Inspiration, Impact & Technique in Fantasy ArtDragon Art.

Graeme Aymer (Author), John Howe (Foreward)
The foreword is by fantasy legend and Lord of the Rings film concept artist John Howe.

The ‘Masters of Dragon Art’ section includes such favorites as Don Maitz and Bob Eggleton.

A discussion of dragons and fantasy art runs throughout the book, alongside a large selection of fine work, which is interspersed with features presenting artists’ works-in-progress, providing invaluable insight on technique.

Drawing Dragons: Create Fantastic Fire-Breathing Dragons

Drawing Dragons.Sandra Staple.
In easy-to-follow, step-by-step detail, Drawing Dragons teaches you tricks and techniques needed to create your own amazing dragons. You’ll discover how to draw all types of dragons using nothing but a pencil. Drawing Dragons shows how to bring to life fierce warriors and bearded ancients, as well as hatchlings and protective mothers.

It also features a special section on adding claws, scales, horns, jewels and other unique details to your dragons.

Dracopedia: A Guide to Drawing the Dragons of the World

William O’Connor
Fantasy artists can now breathe easier thanks to this less perilous alternative to drawing dragons from life. Dracopedia offers you safe, easy access to the world’s most prominent dragon species, from tiny, innocuous feydragons to the ferocious wyvern.

For years, artist William O’Connor has traveled the globe, studying dragons in their natural environments. His findings, field notes and sketches have been compiled for the first time into this single, beautifully illustrated compendium–a natural and cultural history of the beasts as well as a step-by-step drawing workshop.

  • Details of the anatomy, behavior, habitats and legends of 13 major dragon families.
  • Heavily illustrated with field sketches, anatomical studies and gesture drawings.
  • Shows the start-to-finish creation of 13 striking paintings, illustrating key concepts that apply to every medium
  • Dragon demonstrations include: amphiptere, Arctic dragon, Asian dragon, basilisk, coatyl, dragon, dragonette, drake, feydragon, hydra, sea orc, wyrm, wyvern

Dragons have terrorized and delighted humans for centuries–continue the tradition with Dracopedia. It’s packed with inspiration for putting “fierce” into your fantasy art (if you desire to create fierce dragons that is — we prefer beneficent dragons), as well as the facts to keep your dragons true to life.

William O’Connor, author/illustrator of the best selling Dracopedia book series is also an illustrator of more than 3000 illustrations for the gaming and publishing business. William O’Connor’s 20 year career includes work with such companies as Wizards of the Coast, Impact Books, Blizzard Entertainment, Lucas Films, Activision and more. Winner of over 30 industry awards for artistic excellence including six contributions to Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantasy Art and 4 Chesley Nominations, O’Connor has taught and lectured around the country about his unique and varied artwork.

Dragonart: Draw Fantastic Dragons and Fantasy CreaturesDrawing Dragons.

J. “Neon Dragon” Peffer
Because some dragons — mainly European — enjoy having others around to terrorize, disembowel and occasionally hang out with, this book will also teach you how you to populate your dragon’s universe with a cast of fantastic creatures, including mythical griffins, guardian gargoyles and deadly basilisks.

(To avoid angering dragons, consider being kind, or at least polite. Not all are mean . . . unless, of course, they are unnecessarily provoked.)


Dancing With Dragons

Dancing With Dragons

The Mythical Creatures Bible: The Definitive Guide to Legendary BeingsThe Mythical Creatures Bible.

The Mythical Creatures Bible.Brenda Rosen
Fabulous animals, specters from the shadow world, nature spirits, and sacred beings: these are the monstrous, marvelous, and mythic creatures that have come down to us in folklore and legend.

Some must have their origins in reality; others spring completely from the imagination—and they are here, in this stunningly illustrated bible. It’s rich in history and images, and international in scope, covering dragons and serpents; weird insects like the Aztec Itzpapalotl; zombies, golems, and banshees; the watery Undine; the Monkey King, Sun Wukong; and more. A fascinating and informative work.

Dancing with Dragons: Invoke Their Ageless Wisdom & PowerDancing With Dragons.

Dancing With Dragons.D. J. Conway.
Why do all cultures, distant and diverse, have similar tales of dragons? Universal wisdom confirms dragons have interacted with people since time immemorial―they call to us, pique our curiosity, and arouse our fears. These mystical beasts are real and their power, their influence, and especially their magick can be captured. Building upon rituals and drawing on their energy, learn to befriend these inspirational creatures and become partners with them on a spiritual journey. Move with them, learn from them, dance in perfect human/dragon syncopation.

Author D. J. Conway is the author of more than 20 nonfiction books including: