A Guide to Drawing the Dragons of the WorldBook - 2009
Everything you ever wanted to know about dragons, but were afraid to find out Fantasy artists will breathe easier to discover a less perilous alternative to drawing dragons from life. Dracopedia grants 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 travelled 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, behaviour, 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 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, as well as the facts to keep your dragons true to life. A collection of 13 dragon images that contains sketches, drawings, anatomical studies, detailed diagrams, brief natural histories and step-by-step colour art demonstrations for each animal showing the process of making dragons from start to finish.
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : IMPACT Books, 
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2009
Characteristics: 159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Guide to drawing the dragons of the world