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Crazys Dragon Tutorial by Crazy-Cat009 Crazys Dragon Tutorial by Crazy-Cat009
Omg that just took HOURS X_____x
So here it is: my very first dragon tutorial.
I apologize for any typos or grammar mistakes....
And I also apologize for that, that I didn´t mentioned something to the detailes and additionals you can add to your dragon, but that just would be too much, and I know that here is very very muh text and so it´s hard to get through all....


If you liked this tutorial, I do another one next years where I explain that additional thing .3.

Please leave comments below, critique is very appreciated.

Art (c) me
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sognodrago Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol humorous tutorial, me like :3

and ugh man, I know there's something off, I kept forgetting my horns....

I suck at proportion ;u; need more practice man...


also, how about the dragon head's proportion? Like what you would learn in a figure drawing of the human head, eyes in the middle, nose is half way between chin and the eyes, etc.
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Crazy-Cat009 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
everything need training. I´m drawing dragons for 8 to 9 years now...I have alot of practise. (also I made alot of screenshots from dragon movies and games and tried to redraw the dragons later)

And this was just a basic tutorial of a dragons anatomy. It would be too much work to make a detailed tutorial where I mention everything. If I would make a "how to draw a dragon" book, then I would put everything I know into it, but not here.
And if you can imagine the skull, like I did in this tutorial, you also know how the face/head proportions should look like....

And as I see from the pics in your gallery, you just have to practise drawing arms and legs, their proportion and position. The rest of the body is pretty good.

And thank you for the comment, I really appreciate that^^
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sognodrago Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ahh....I feel so ashamed of myself... I've been drawing dragons for over 12 years now, and I'm still so bad *facepalm*
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Crazy-Cat009 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, don´t worry my friend. I know people who draw for 16-17 years and still draw dragons like 6 years old.
Your pics are pretty good, as I said.
If I should say things that may help improving, then I would say, that you should try out new things, Take a look on real life animals, look what additionals they have (like these exotic fish in the riffs which are so colorfull), and try to add them on your dragons. Don´t be afraid of drawing details. The more you added on your dragon the more they will blow peoples minds.
And if you have TOTALLY no idea for a pose, or anatomy, proportions ect...then browse through dA for dragon pictures from pros and try to copy the pose. It takes a time, but someday you´ll get an eye for all the proportions and anatomy.
And if you say: naah I don´t need to copy, I jst have problems with this, and this and maybe that....Than pick one of your problem zones, and draw them as often of you can. Problems with arms? draw them a million times.
Sounds like stupid and time taking work, but nearly every good artist learned it like this. They did tons of study before they became awesome artists.
Just compare my older dragons arts with my newer ones.

Old
New

Sorry for bothering you, but maybe my tipps helped....
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sognodrago Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, I like how you went from full with information to a bit afraid that you might be giving too much.

Never be feared! Artist shares alike, we all got some experience that we might have that is unique to us :)

Your tips are wonderful, as my teacher would say, practice! That's all there is to is, just plain o' practice makes it perfect.
I do do several different style from time to time, I tried copy, I tried focus. I mean consider I haven't been updating my DA, could be the reason-- they are mostly my older art works.

And real life example? Heck ART comes from nature! We as artist pretty much all had to learn how to observe.

Also...I'm actually more of a detail person. When the picture gets too big, I got lazy and lose my focus on the detail. Sloppy work is never good I guess ORZ.



Oh man!!! OuO
ahhh I remember that old style of mine as I looked at yours, so nostalgic TuT


but really, perhaps I just need to find more time to draw more....I got tons of unfinished project.... that I gotta blame myself for being lazy. If you stop practicing, it really can bite you later on. Of course we can always pick the pen back up and start again, that's no problem I guess.
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Lazer-neum Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Such as fab as u *-*

Also jz kann ich so awesome werden wie du ^w^
haha hätt ich nur wieder die Zeit dazu zu zeichnen ..
Auf jeden Fall bist du unglaublich gut geworden. pff gut ist noch untertrieben :D
Deine Vorgehensweise, deine Anatomie, dein shading einfach alles, deine lines 
haben jz so nen pep in sich (so wie pepsi und so ^^ checkst pepsi weil pep hahahah xD)
Ich könnt dich mit noch mehr mit Komplimenten überhäufen aber du wirst es schon an den anderen
kommentaren von mir gemerkt haben xD
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Crazy-Cat009 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
freut mich dass es dir eine hilfe ist XD ich hab mich ja bis jetz immer für nen schlechten lehrer gehalten .__.
hhöhö pepsi *macht ne pepsi auf* cheerio!
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Isashadow Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hilfreich :D besonders die tipps für körper und arme! 
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Crazy-Cat009 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
danke :3 Freut mich dass es hilft :dummy:
Ich wollt in den semesterferien noch eins zu den ganzen additionals machen die man an die drachen dranpappen kann
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Isashadow Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh ja, mach das unbedingt D: ich hab da immer so meine probleme mit XD
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Crazy-Cat009 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
okay wird gemacht .3.
aber zuerst die prüfungen..BÄÄÄM
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Isashadow Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nuuu ..... viel glück und komm bitte lebend zurück D:
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Crazy-Cat009 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ich werds versuchen XD
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Vapolord Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very fun Tutorial, i had some laughs^^ I will take your advice into consideration :D
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Crazy-Cat009 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yaaay thank you alot^^ I´m really glad that you liked it ^^
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Laodeima Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oommggggggg da ist ja meine kitty :3
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Crazy-Cat009 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yoa ich brauchte ein paar gute beispiele, und die meisten meiner sketches waren einfach zu detailliert XD
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Dying-Hopes Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Wow, that's really good! Especially the advice on the shape of the head and the form of the body is really useful :) Great job for your first tutorial!!! :D :heart:
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Crazy-Cat009 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I´m glad that it helped you^^
Well it was very hard work, but because of all that nice comments I got I want to do another one in the next year
thank you <333
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Dying-Hopes Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
You're welcome ^^
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DreamCyberium Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually, this is rather informative. I really enjoyed looking at this. Good work, my friend.
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Crazy-Cat009 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well its shorter that its supposed to be...but my motivation was gone at the end...But I think about doing another one in my semester holidays...
But I´m very very glad that you like it^^ I really appreciate this :dummy:
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NihuAndEdwick Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You make an excellent tutor. I gladly take some lessons from you. :D :heart:
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Crazy-Cat009 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww thank you ryan <3 i was afraid that the people don´t like it because I´m very bad at explaining things....
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MICH-KR3000 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
tnx so much for doing this :)
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Crazy-Cat009 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, was fun to do^^ (well..most of the time...)
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MICH-KR3000 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
hahahahaha

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FayolaFabulous Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw aw aw aw, Flüüüüügel. >w<
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Crazy-Cat009 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sie werden dich fressen! muhrharharhar!!
(ich wollt eig mehr zu den flügeln machen....aber ich hatte so gegen ende keinen bock mehr auf das doofe tutorial XD)
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FayolaFabulous Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Flügel... ;A;
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thesaphira2000 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

All of this is helpful exept for the head (just in my opinion) I draw my dragon heads w/o any geometric bases but im sure that this will really help those who do draw the "bad examples"

Also i like the discriptions for the fail wings especialy the one you called "Physical Bull----" despite the fact that i did use to draw it like that XD

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Crazy-Cat009 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I also draw my heads different. I use a simple oval and then I draw the details.
And sometimes I just draw them without any sketchlines.
And you´re right, these were made for the beginners. (I also used to draw them like that when I was a newbie)

Well it IS when your dragon is supposed to fly, because with that wings he has not enough surface to get uplift to fly. Its the same with the skyrim dragons, they also have wings like that and this annoys me >____<
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thesaphira2000 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

yeah.

The wings on spyro characters annoy me too. you look at the start of the wing membrane and it looks like its not there. sometimes i wonder how they can be stable enough to lift.

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Crazy-Cat009 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah spyro was the first thing where I saw that wing raping....and so many people are copying this style and also that way to draw wings gnaargh X____x
I don´t want to see spyro characters everywhere...they look all the same!
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thesaphira2000 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

If you're color blind, All Spyro characters are clones :iconexcaliburplz:

(this too goes with MLP. I hate that as well.)

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Crazy-Cat009 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
with the difference, that some are bigger than the others XD

I hate mlp too....I´m not a fan of horses/ponies....and all this fandom and fangirling is just too much for such a dumbness....
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thesaphira2000 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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RedHawk94 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Gummiarm of doom :rofl: zu geil, ich kann nich mehr!
Super und vor allem echt hilfreich, dein tut ^.^ hattu gut gemacht!
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Crazy-Cat009 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interessant zu lesen wie alle etwas anderes von den fail bildern gut finden XD
Freut mich dass es geholfen hat/helfen wird/ gut war^^
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RedHawk94 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
XDD deine Beschreibungen sind halt einfach immer zu geil!
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DRAGONLOVER101040 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL I love the descriptions of the bad stuff. XD
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Crazy-Cat009 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thank you^^ I just wanted to make it a little bit funny that its not so dry when you red this gigantic thing .3.
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Navarose Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh mai, that totally made me laugh! XD
But it's a very very useful tutorial, you made a great work on it :D
Instant fav!! X3
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Crazy-Cat009 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I´m glad that you like it^^
I was a bit afraid that nobody could understand what I wrote there D8
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Navarose Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Of course I did, it was very entertaining and useful at the same time :D:D
I understood it and as I see, many other people did it, too :giggle: =P
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SporeDiatrymisss Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"weird frog with broken back" Made me laugh so friggin hard... xD

Fantastic tutorial! I learned allot! :D
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Crazy-Cat009 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can´t believe what weird things I saw from orher artists! Some really made me look like: WTF?! o___0
I´m glad that you liked it^^
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Edna-Knight Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, richtig gut geworden, mir hat besonders der Tipp mit dem Rechteck als Schnauze geholfen^^
Und diese Beispiele...ich kann net mehr xD
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Crazy-Cat009 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Schön das es hilft^^
Um ehrlich zu sein mach ich das mit den köpfen mitterweile auch ganz anders, ich mal nämlich immer nur ein oval hin, dann mach ich den sketch für den körper und dann arbeite ich den kopf richtig aus.
Aber ich denke, für unsichere leute und anfänger ist das mit dem viereck ne feine sache.
Und du glaubst ja nicht, was ich so alles für dinge gesehen habe! ich könnte manchmal fast heulen bei dem was die leute mit ihren drachen machen.....das sind einige Beispiele die ich wirklich mal gesehen habe....furchtbar..wirklich furchtbar....
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Edna-Knight Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Joa, ich denk, das werd ich demnächst mal so ausprobieren mit dem Viereck^^

Ich weiß, eigentlich alle der schlechten Beispiele hat man schon viel zu oft gesehn, wenn man so im Netz unterwegs ist...
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