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    Dragons Etc!


    Its Rhys again.

    Okay, as a child (far back from kindergraten and year 1) i've loved drawing dragons.. but they all look weird..

    is there any anatomies for dragons (AND other fantasy creatures - and maybe humans)??

    Good ones (like E-books).


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    Thread already posted in another section.

    It'll be unlikely that theres any specific e-book on drawing dragons, Elwell said it best for what you should look into though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
    Study snakes for heads, necks, tails.
    Study eagles and hawks for heads, wings, feet.
    Study big cats for heads, bodies, feet.
    Study lizards and crocodilians for heads, bodies, feet, tails, scales.
    Study bats for wings, heads.
    Study pterosaurs for wings.
    Study theropods for heads, necks, bodies, feet, tails.
    Purée well in the blender of your imagination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DraWgon View Post
    is there any anatomies for dragons (AND other fantasy creatures - and maybe humans)??
    The only thing I can think of like that are the kinds of books with titles like How-To-Draw! #7: Fantasy Creatures. Though I only mention them to warn you off them. Most I've seen combine the same old step-by-step thing with artists who can barely draw people and think fantasy = messy or cartoony.
    For fantasy creatures you'd probably be better off looking at the good art out there, thinking of their traditional descriptions and practising drawing real-life analogues (of bits and pieces, anyway). In short, look at the topic Luftwaffles linked.

    Also, this topic made me do a google search and visit this site. I can't believe it was the first result. It's worse than the kind of book I mean but not by too much. But now I've seen it and I can't unsee it. Thanks a lot, Rhys. Thanks a lot...

    Last edited by Vermis; July 22nd, 2008 at 09:57 AM.
    ...which is only my opinion.
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