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Sep 24, 2009
| ISBN 9781600613159
Aug 27, 2009
| ISBN 9781440317125
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Sep 24, 2009 | ISBN 9781600613159
Aug 27, 2009 | ISBN 9781440317125
Everything you ever wanted to know about dragons, but were afraid to find out!Fantasy artists can now breathe easier thanks to this less perilous alternative to drawing dragons from life. Dracopedia offers you safe, easy access to the world’s most prominent dragon species, from tiny, innocuous feydragons to the ferocious wyvern.For years, artist William O’Connor has traveled the globe, studying dragons in their natural environments. His findings, field notes and sketches have been compiled for the first time into this single, beautifully illustrated compendium–a natural and cultural history of the beasts as well as a step-by-step drawing workshop. • Details of the anatomy, behavior, habitats and legends of 13 major dragon families • Heavily illustrated with field sketches, anatomical studies and gesture drawings • Shows the start-to-finish creation of 13 striking paintings, illustrating key concepts that apply to every medium • Dragon demonstrations include: amphiptere, Arctic dragon, Asian dragon, basilisk, coatyl, dragon, dragonette, drake, feydragon, hydra, sea orc, wyrm, wyvern Dragons have terrorized and delighted humans for centuries–continue the tradition with Dracopedia. It’s packed with inspiration for putting “fierce” into your fantasy art, as well as the facts to keep your dragons true to life.
William O'Connor is a father of two living in New York. He sometimes comes out of his Hobbit hole, where he makes books and paintings, to travel the land and explore. Author and artist of the bestselling Dracopedia book series,… More about William O’Connor
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