Thursday, October 7, 2010

Review: Dragonart Evolution: How to Draw Everything Dragon

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, Dolosus
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!

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.

F+W Media, Inc.
August 19, 2010
144 pages
$22.99 US

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.

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