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.
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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.
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^^
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.
Sorry for bothering you, but maybe my tipps helped....
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.
hhöhö pepsi *macht ne pepsi auf* cheerio!
Ich wollt in den semesterferien noch eins zu den ganzen additionals machen die man an die drachen dranpappen kann
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
But I´m very very glad that you like it^^ I really appreciate this
(ich wollt eig mehr zu den flügeln machen....aber ich hatte so gegen ende keinen bock mehr auf das doofe tutorial XD)
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
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 >____<
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.
I don´t want to see spyro characters everywhere...they look all the same!
Super und vor allem echt hilfreich, dein tut ^.^ hattu gut gemacht!
Freut mich dass es geholfen hat/helfen wird/ gut war^^
But it's a very very useful tutorial, you made a great work on it
Instant fav!! X3
I was a bit afraid that nobody could understand what I wrote there D8
I´m glad that you liked it^^
Und diese Beispiele...ich kann net mehr xD
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....
Ich weiß, eigentlich alle der schlechten Beispiele hat man schon viel zu oft gesehn, wenn man so im Netz unterwegs ist...