The Art of Drawing Dragons, Mythological Beasts and Fantasy Creatures: Discover Simple Step-by-Step Techniques for Drawing Fantastic Creatures of Folklore and Legend (The Collectors Series)

The Art of Drawing Dragons, Mythological Beasts and Fantasy Creatures: Discover Simple Step-by-Step Techniques for Drawing Fantastic Creatures of Folklore and Legend (The Collectors Series)

Michael Dobrzycki

Language: English

Pages: 104

ISBN: 2:00252087

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The ever-increasing popularity of mythological and fantasy creatures in film, graphic novels, and television creates high demand for instruction books on drawing these fantastic beasts. In this newest addition to our Collector's series, aspiring artists will find 144 pages of clear, step-by-step instructions for drawing everything from fire-breathing dragons to seven-headed monsters and magical fairies. Information on the origin and history of mythological creatures gives this book an extra-special appeal. The author's helpful tips on shading and drawing techniques show readers everything they need to know to create their own impressive beasts.

Although there are fantasy-themed drawing books on the market, this book is unique because it features a wide range of fantasy subjects rather than focusing on only one type of creature (such as dragons or fairies). It also sets itself apart from similar books with its helpful information on combining graphite pencil with other media, such as charcoal and black watercolor paint or ink. In addition, this extraordinary book features dragons and other mythological creatures from around the world, including those originating in Egyptian, Irish, Norse, and Greek mythology-whereas most other fantasy books include generic, non-regional subjects.

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Rough Paper The tooth of the paper is wonderful for smoothing a pencil point after it has been tapered with sandpaper. It also is a great way to create a very fine point for small details. Be sure to gently roll the pencil while honing it to sharpen the lead evenly. SHADING YOUR DRAWINGS Once you sketch the basic shape of your subject, you can create realism and add texture by applying a variety of shading techniques. The information on these two pages will help you render everything from scaly

head with a kneaded eraser. Step Eight I give lionlike features to each of the extra heads, adding leopard spots on their necks. (The trick to drawing this creature is to make all of the separate elements compatible, and this spot pattern helps.) I take one final pass with the black colored pencil, darkening the darkest areas and punching up details, such as the claws. Then I erase any remaining pencil marks, rubbing gently to avoid smearing the colored pencil. DID YOU KNOW? • The word

and I make the hands larger than the head to suggest the ogre’s massive size. Step Three After creating the angular shape of the head, I draw the features, cramming them into the small head area. I allow the mouth to consume a great portion of the face, giving the ogre a sense of rage. I also add a tangled mess of hair to the sides of the head and the chin, leaving the top of the head bald and the forehead creased. Step Four I draw a giant sword with several nicks and a ridged handle and place

Apocalyptic Beast, 64–65 Apollo, 94 Apsu, 52 Argus, 81 Artemis, 99 Asterius, 93 Australian, 19, 47 Azhi Dahaka, 68–69 B Banshee, 110–111 Barrie, J.M. and Peter Pan, 139 Basilisk, 49 Bean nighe, 111 Bellerophon, 82 Beowulf, 60, 90 Beowulf, 61, 90 Boogeyman, 124 Borlung, 47 British Isles, 18 C Cain, 91 Canadian, 141 Cedar Forest, 78 Centaur, 94–95 Centaurus, 94 Cerberus, 81, 86–87, 89 Changeling, 123 Charcoal, 7, 8, 9, 28–29, 34, 100, 102–103 Chelan Indians, 54 Chelan

bottom of the nose and the horizontal centerline is much smaller than on the human. Even still, these lines serve the same purpose and operate in the same manner as the lines on the human head. Human Profile When drawing a human head in profile, use a large cranial circle as a guideline for placing the features. The nose, lips, and chin fall outside the circle, whereas the eye and ear remain inside the circle. When the head is turned in profile, the facial guidelines remain in the same positions

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The Art of Drawing Dragons, Mythological Beasts, and Fantasy Creatures: Discover Simple Step-by-Step Techniques for Drawing Fantastic Creatures of Folklore and Legend

The Art of Drawing Dragons, Mythological Beasts, and Fantasy Creatures: Discover Simple Step-by-Step Techniques for Drawing Fantastic Creatures of Folklore and Legend

Michael Dobrzycki

Language: English

Pages: 145

ISBN: 2:00299975

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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