By William O'Connor
An Artist's box consultant to the World's nice Dragons!
Creatures of significant good looks and negative ferocity, dragons were featured and respected for hundreds of years. Of the thousand-plus species nonetheless in lifestyles, none have encouraged extra folklore and creative awe than the 8 species of serious Dragons. inside those pages, those fire-breathing monsters of legend - the rock stars of the dragon international - come to lifestyles throughout the paintings of artist and adventurer William O'Connor.
Not because the unique Dracopedia has there been any such fantastically illustrated and meticulously researched advisor at the topic, with particular specialise in the distinct good points of every species - from the wide horns of the Icelandic white dragon to the flowery neck frills of the Ligurian grey. in accordance with the author's expeditions to sanctuaries world wide and consults with well-known nearby specialists, Dracopedia the nice Dragons offers never-before assembled evidence and guide that will help you trap the heart-beating grandeur of those significant monsters. inside of, locate every thing you want to comprehend to seize the essence of your favourite dragons via your artwork:
- Learn concerning the behavior, anatomy and normal historical past of eight fierce and excellent dragons
- Each profile good points sketches, drawings and start-to-finish construction of a gorgeous paintings, illustrating key strategies that observe to any medium
- Discover detailed innovations for reaching dramatic lights results, strong compositions and the extraordinary sculptural varieties and textures of dragons
- Includes a gallery of dragons and a foldout comparability poster
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