Saturday, 5 June 2010

Sketch A Dragon Serpent - Sketch Concept

Sketching a dragon serpent like the one in the drawing video below is just a quick concept sketch, one that served it's purpose of a practice sketch, after trying to draw dragons and getting used to drawing them for a future drawing tutorial on my YouTube channel, I wanted to just get some video content out there about drawing a serpent.

Serpents are more like dragons without any arms, legs or wings and are probably classed as Serpent snakes but they do have a dragons head, so a dragon serpent will do.

Watch the video that shows you how to draw a dragon serpent......

Friday, 4 June 2010

Drawing Ideas For Anyone

When thinking of what to draw, drawing ideas can be of anything, things you like to draw, such as manga, fantasy art or monsters and other fantastic creatures like dragons and minotaurs, but also what you strive to draw better, such as faces and the perfect figures, there are already some excellent resources in the area of learning to draw faces and figures which I recommend you go to here.....Drawing Fantasy Art Ideas

Now here is a big list of ideas you could randomly draw or set out to draw...
  1. Spaceships
  2. Fantasy worlds
  3. Aliens
  4. Monsters
  5. Robot/droids
  6. Weapons
  7. Castles
  8. Winged creatures
  9. Cave dwelling trolls
  10. Dwarf warriors
  11. Ancient wizard
  12. Trees in a forest
  13. Royal courtyard
  14. Futuristic train
  15. Golden eagle
  16. Big fat ogre
  17. Vampire bat
  18. Skeleton warrior
  19. Knights of the round table
  20. Dark evil shadow
Did you know that by writing in lists like I've just done, you can quickly get ideas to draw stuff yourself, sometimes though a more descriptive name for something to draw can be useful for you to actually get on with sketching your idea out. So anyone can draw from the above ideas and I would like to see what drawings you come up with.

How To Draw A Fly - Watch The Video

Drawing a fly was something so unexpected for me, as I am trying to challenge myself to draw new things that I wouldn't ordinarily draw and a fly was on my agenda to draw, because if you look at them really close, they are really great creatures and a good inspiration for drawing monsters, especially the head of a fly too, although this is just one fly drawing, I would like to do other fly art, maybe draw some other variations of fly from different angles.

The fly I drew in the video was a standard fly and one that you'd see usually on a hot summers day, big and black and when you draw a fly just try and capture the wings and the insect like legs and the black hairs that become visible when close up on a flies body.

Watch how to draw a fly......

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Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Art Drawing Book Reviews: How To Draw And Paint Dragons

How to Draw and Paint Dragons: A Complete Course Built Around These Legendary Beasts
How to draw and paint dragons is a fairly detailed book on the art of creating dragons and painting them too, I bought this book a couple of months ago now and have been meaning to review it as it is a good book in it's own way with the subject of dragons being explored over 5 main chapters, the first chapter deals with Dragon Anatomy, which is fairly useful in that you learn how to draw all the elements such as the eyes and the dragon head structure as well as the all important wings, neck and tail with arms and legs.

The most fascinating part of the head and face study is that some of the dragons that the artist shows as an example are fantastically realised and slightly different to the way you'd imagine them as, and as usual throughout the book the artists take their inspiration from lizards and other real life creatures.

The next chapter examines the different dragon types that there are and how you can meld them together to make some quite fantastic dragons such as dragon serpents and wyrm like dragons which not many artists do, but I'm getting into drawing more stuff like that and will do on this blog.

Also other dragons may not have wings and some may be more traditional than others, so it is wise to have a look at various dragon types to see how you can approach with your own.

Equally important is the chapter on bringing your dragons to life, this chapter goes through the importance of drawing movement in your dragon drawings and how to visualize the compositions of a fantastic dragon artwork, the most inspiring part of this book is seeing where your own imagination takes you to create some superbly realised fantasy dragon art.

Light colour and texture is the 4th chapter which takes a look at all these 3 important areas and also examines using digital colouring to get the best results from using light and shadow and textures, also with a quick introduction into the basic artists tools that you could use in creating your art, towards the end of the chapter there is a section on painting a dragon in oil paints which gives an amazingly detailed look at the steps involved in creating a successful oil painting.

The last chapter is a gallery which gives you some more inspirational dragon paintings to look at and take what you can learn from them and it basically shows you that most great dragon fantasy paintings do tell a story and have dramatic scenes within them.

Lastly you get some dragon templates that you can trace and scan into your computer to play around with and I found these useful to draw from and come up with some original dragon drawings for my own tattoo work and dragon fantasy art.

This is a good book, although there are loads of similar books available out there, this is one you should take a look at, just click on the photo above to find out more! or see how to draw dragons here

Also see recommended artists drawing books