Dragonart Evolution: How to Draw Everything Dragon

Dragonart Evolution: How to Draw Everything Dragon

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by J. "Neon Dragon" Peffer
     
 

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A dragon artist's guide to better drawing

Magnificent and powerful creatures, these dragons be, with bone-crushing jaws and razor-sharp teeth, it's difficult to tell whether you're dealing with a hotheaded nature or a wise and benevolent beast. Therein lies the trouble with drawing them from life. Make your dragon portraits more authentic (while avoiding

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A dragon artist's guide to better drawing

Magnificent and powerful creatures, these dragons be, with bone-crushing jaws and razor-sharp teeth, it's difficult to tell whether you're dealing with a hotheaded nature or a wise and benevolent beast. Therein lies the trouble with drawing them from life. Make your dragon portraits more authentic (while avoiding loss of life and limbs) with the help of this guide. A follow-up to the fiercely popular DragonArt, this book features ALL NEW dragons and EVEN MORE detailed dragon anatomy instruction.

  • 60+ step-by-step demonstrations cover a variety of dragons, including medieval, fairy and sea-dwelling varieties
  • In-depth advice for drawing every part of the beast—eyes, ears, horns, wings, scale patterns, limbs and more
  • Extra tips and tricks provided by your dragon guide, Dolosusa

It's everything you need to draw a variety of dragons—from enormous, ancient beasts with broken scales and fractured horns, to sleek, sinuous creatures with leathery skin and fancy frills. So steel your heart, prepare your trusty inking pen, and venture forth, brave artist—unleash the ferocious, extraordinary, original beasts that dwell within your fiery imaginings!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440302527
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
08/19/2010
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
196,819
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

J "NeonDragon" Peffer is a fantasy art illustrator and author of IMPACT's DragonArt: How to Draw Fantastic Dragons and Fantasy Creatures and DragonArt: Fantasy Characters. She runs a popular website, http://neondragonart.com, a community where fantasy art fans explore her art, comics, art instruction tutorials, products featuring her art, message boards, links and other features.

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DragonArt Evolution: How to Draw Everything Dragon 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
bridget3420 More than 1 year ago
I'm not a very good artist but I do find drawing to be very relaxing. When I picked up this book, I wasn't quite sure it would be able to help me. I had never tried to draw something as in-depth as a dragon, but I wanted to give it a try. I was surprised at how easy it was. I drew some really incredible pictures and it was all fairly simple. The instructions are geared toward beginners, so this is the perfect book for those of you who are unsure of your drawing abilities.
Candacemom2two More than 1 year ago
Although this isn't my typical kind of book I got it in a hurry because it just sounded awesome! Well, I'm so glad I did! The pictures of the many many dragons are beautiful! Talk about some inspiring stuff! I am a horrible artist. I liked art class because I like to do art, I'm just bad at it. This book has step by step instructions for each part of the anatomy of the dragons. You can go through and pick from hundreds (at least close to hundreds!) and pick which one you want to draw and it shows you the general shape and then how to fill it in piece by piece. I had actually thought that my 5 year old daughter and I could draw a few and then give it to my 11 year old nephew since he's a real artist (well, he took a special art class, so he's better then us anyway!), but my daughter loves the pictures so much she wants to keep it. I may end up buying a second book to give him though because the book is perfect. I would say the difficulty level is definitely for older kids and adults. My 5 year old just gets frustrated. So we decided that she uses it for inspiration and then can go draw her own from her imagination. But for me it's great! I can draw a dragon that at least almost looks like an actual dragon! Another bonus is that now we have something for older kids to do when they come visit and they don't have to stare at the TV the whole time. It's also something fun for the grandparents to do with the kids because it's actually something challenging for them instead of just coloring pages in a coloring book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book! Without reading this, I would have given up trying to draw dragons long ago. I would recommend this towards those that have an interest in the subject of fantasy, i.e. dragons. I would not recommend this book for beginning artists, but once those beginning artists get more experienced, then, yes, by all means, buy this book!
SilverBlade More than 1 year ago
I have been an artist all my life, I majored in Art in collage, I paint, draw, create ALL the time. But the one thing I could never draw was dragons. They always looked like mutant horses with bat wings. So, When my then three-year-old son asks me to please draw him a dragon with yellow butterfly wings.....well, who could turn down those crocodile tears? My husband found this book at our library, and within an hour I had drawn my first dragon that LOOKED like a dragon! The first "how too" book that I was not only able to duplicate the work pieces in the book, but also create my own. This book really teaches you how to draw dragons! MY son still has his big dragon picture, and I now own Three of J. "neon Dragon" Peffer's books and use them all the time. I'm ordering Peffer's "fantacy characters" book soon, and look forward to yet another amazing addition to my library!
Anonymous 5 months ago
This helped me improve my drawing to a whole new level. (Of dragons) Thank you so much Ms. Peffer!
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Is it really that goog?
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Excellent book for learning how to draw a dragon!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great but you need some skill to be able to draw them watch my movies on youtube channel is celine3005
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good instructions/examples. Love the variety included.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Peffer shows in easy detail how to draw fantastic, unique dragons.
K_tiger112 More than 1 year ago
THis book is great for those who want to try the art of drawing dragons. It has helpful step-by-step guides that allow for the simplest of artists to master. It has a ton of advice. Great buy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book ROCKS!!!!!!!!!! I luv dragons ALOT and now i can draw them :D
Justin Guidry More than 1 year ago
Nice one, i got the book title off of DA, so nice one Neon! Im finnishing my DA account too, and will be done later... my account is Dragonslayer-Type-A if anyone wants to know... too bad i cant go out and buy the book... read my DA page and you'll see why.
Bridgette McFarlin More than 1 year ago
I love this book! I totaly recomand it!
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(Cute thats really nic though.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Meh luv the way he sounds like a cat purring when he growls xD)
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chubby_choco More than 1 year ago
For Neon, it's not enough to be able to draw dragons like she has a live model in front of her. Oh, no. She also must have a terrific sense of humor and the devotion to help YOU draw these beasts as well. Well, you know what? Kudos, Peffer. You too, Dolosus.