The World of Dragon Art
Click on The World of Dragon Art or select a book below to learn about the world of dragons and drawing your own.
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.
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.
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.
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.)