Dracopedia The Great Dragons: An Artist's Field Guide and Drawing Journal

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An Artist's Field Guide to the World's Great Dragons!

Creatures of great beauty and terrible ferocity, dragons have been featured and revered for centuries. Of the thousand-plus species still in existence, none have inspired more folklore and artistic awe than the eight species of Great Dragons. Within these pages, these fire-breathing monsters of legend - the rock stars of the dragon world - come to life through the work of artist and ...

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Overview

An Artist's Field Guide to the World's Great Dragons!

Creatures of great beauty and terrible ferocity, dragons have been featured and revered for centuries. Of the thousand-plus species still in existence, none have inspired more folklore and artistic awe than the eight species of Great Dragons. Within these pages, these fire-breathing monsters of legend - the rock stars of the dragon world - come to life through the work of artist and adventurer William O'Connor.

Not since the original Dracopedia has there been such a beautifully illustrated and meticulously researched guide on the subject, with special focus on the distinctive features of each species - from the broad horns of the Icelandic white dragon to the elaborate neck frills of the Ligurian gray. Based on the author's expeditions to sanctuaries around the globe and consults with prominent regional experts, Dracopedia The Great Dragons presents never-before assembled facts and instruction to help you capture the heart-beating grandeur of these magnificent monsters. Inside, find everything you need to know to capture the essence of your favorite dragons through your artwork:

  • Learn about the habits, anatomy and natural history of 8 fierce and fantastic dragons
  • Each profile features sketches, drawings and start-to-finish creation of a stunning artwork, illustrating key concepts that apply to any medium
  • Discover special techniques for achieving dramatic lighting effects, powerful compositions and the incredible sculptural forms and textures of dragons
  • Includes a gallery of dragons and a foldout comparison poster
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The "Warning for Dragon Enthusiasts" that begins this book notes that dragons are not pets, but extremely dangerous and unpredictable animals. Fortunately, with the aid of this artist's field guide and drawing journal, admirers of dragon need never venture into uncharted climes to view these fearsome, majestic creatures. Award-winning dragon master William O'Connor presides over this combination encyclopedia and carefully prepared step-by-step instruction book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440310676
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 6/26/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 235,076
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Illustrator, concept artist, fine artist and teacher, William O'Connor graduated from Alfred University and also attended The School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design. He has freelanced for Harper Collins, Lucasfilm, Doubleday, Wizards of the Coast, Bookspan, Hasbro, History Channel and more. He's executed thousands of illustrations for gaming and publishing, as well as production designs, concepts, posters and advertisements. He has won over thirty awards and has been published in the showcase books Spectrum 12 and Spectrum 13: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. O'Connor is a member of the Graphic Artist's Guild, New York; Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists; American Showcase of Illustration; and Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. He resides in Pearl River, NY. Visit his website, wocstudios.com, and blog, williamoconnorstudios.blogspot.com.

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  • Posted April 3, 2013

    WOW! William O'connor does a bang-up job of producing fine quali

    WOW! William O'connor does a bang-up job of producing fine quality dragon art. He makes the whole book sound like you are speaking of a living and (fire) breathing beast ad does a fantastic job of making realistic creatures, in scale, wingspan, characteristics etc. i highly recommend this book to any dragon art lover or fantasy art lover in general. Steps are well described and easy to follow. I also believe this book helps hone one's creature drawing capabilities. Other fantasy concept artists I can highly recommend are: Tom Kidd, Bob Eggleton, John Howe, Rob Alexander and James Gurney.

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