By William O'Connor

Everything you ever desired to find out about dragons, yet have been afraid to discover out!

Fantasy artists can now breathe more straightforward because of this much less perilous substitute to drawing dragons from lifestyles. Dracopedia provides you with secure, quick access to the world's so much well-known dragon species, from tiny, harmless feydragons to the ferocious wyvern.

For years, artist William O'Connor has traveled the globe, learning dragons of their ordinary environments. His findings, box notes and sketches were compiled for the 1st time into this unmarried, fantastically illustrated compendium--a traditional and cultural heritage of the beasts in addition to a step by step drawing workshop.

  • Details of the anatomy, habit, habitats and legends of thirteen significant dragon families
  • Heavily illustrated with box sketches, anatomical experiences and gesture drawings
  • Shows the start-to-finish production of thirteen outstanding work, illustrating key recommendations that follow to each medium
  • Dragon demonstrations comprise: amphiptere, Arctic dragon, Asian dragon, basilisk, coatyl, dragon, dragonette, drake, feydragon, hydra, sea orc, wyrm, wyvern

Dragons have terrorized and overjoyed people for centuries--continue the culture with Dracopedia. it really is choked with proposal for placing "fierce" into your fable artwork, in addition to the proof to maintain your dragons actual to life.

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Shown here are some of my favorite custom brushes that I made by modifying default brush shapes. Brushes like these can simulate the texture of grass, stone, or hair on a dragon’s hide. BRUSHES Whether they’re traditional or digital, the brushes you use dictate the types of marks you will make. The digital brush shapes on this page are among my favorites; all are adaptations of default Photoshop brush shapes that I created by modifying brush parameters such as Shape Dynamics, Scattering and Wet Edges.

Arctic dragons have played prominently in pop culture. Falkor the Luck Dragon in The NeverEnding Story, as well as Appa in the animated series Avatar, could be Arctic dragons. Despite these roles as pets or companions, the Arctic dragon is one of the most dangerous animals in the world. The storm dragon is considered good luck in China and is prominent in Chinese art. Manchurian Sceptre, Circa 1750 The fur of the Arctic dragon has been considered magical and prized for its beauty and warmth. Courtesy of Beijing Museum of Natural Science.

This is the default and simplest mode. On a layer in Normal mode, painting with a 100% opaque brush covers up whatever is on the base layer; painting with a lower-opacity brush allows the new color to blend with the base color the way you would expect traditional paint colors to blend. • Multiply layer mode. On a layer in Multiply mode, the color of the base layer gets multiplied by the new color, resulting in a color that is always darker than the base color. Brushing repeatedly on the same area produces a progressively darker color, rather like repeated strokes of a marker.

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