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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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