DragonWorld: Amazing dragons, advice and inspiration from the artists of deviantART
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A tribute to dragonkind
From fire-breathing to friendly, dragons pretty much rule the fantasy world. Dedicated to the coolest of mythological beasts, DragonWorld is a showcase of some of today's best, most imaginative dragon art. Some stick to the popular notion of what a dragon is, while others offer more unexpected interpretations. Behind this fiercely creative work is a diverse group of young international artists who have developed loyal fan followings on the popular online showcase, deviantART.com.
Look inside to see why.
- 120 creations from 49 cutting-edge dragon artists all on deviantART.com
- Represents a wide variety of mediums—both traditional and digital—and an even wider variety of stylistic interpretations from classic to futuristic
- Q&A-style profiles offer fascinating insights on the artists' techniques and inspirations
animals? I used image references of cows for the nose, dinosaur skeletons for the neck anatomy, and Komodo dragons and bats for the rest. How long did it take you to make these pieces? Oriental Dragon took about 30 minutes and Embittered Dragon about 4 hours. What can dragons teach us about life and art? Dragons are a great exercise to learn animal anatomy—lizards, birds, dinosaur features, claws, wings. When combined with other animal stuff you get infinite variations. Dragons are in almost all
possesses scales, hair, feathers and horns, and so is not an entirely reptilian sort of dragon, but something with a softer side. What materials did you use to make this piece of art? Regal Dragon was created in a variety of soft and hard pastels on a sueded paper, giving it tooth enough to hold the most delicate application of color. proﬁle of a Dragon Artist deviantART name: Mparker Location: Houston , Texas Date joined: May 23, 2004 Website: knotwyrk s.com 94 Z9767_092-103.indd 94 Visit
is boasting a fine mustache. Do your dragons incorporate qualities of one or more other animals? Fluffy the Dragon is a mix between a horse, a rodent and maybe some variation of featherless raptor. Don’t Look Now is not so much an animal as he is a mad scientist or possibly a wealthy, eccentric uncle. What personality traits do your dragons possess? Fluffy the Dragon is pretty laid back. He’s comfortable enough to let a rat in a hat ride on his back. He’s a little stuck up, but then what dragon
firstname.lastname@example.org w: jimpavelec.com w: inkbloomadventure.com JESSICA PEFFER dA: neondragon w: neondragonart.com w: neondragon.livejournal.com NICOLÁS ALEJANDRO PEÑA dA: Amisgaudi p: +52 (686) 147 3443 e: email@example.com w: amisgaudi.blogspot.com w: amisgaudi.daportfolio.com w: amisgaudi.cghub.com KAITLIN REID dA: Flying-Fox e: firstname.lastname@example.org w: sunsetdragon.com w: sunsetdragon.blogspot.com TIAGO DA SILVA dA: Grafik p: +351 282 080 566 e: email@example.com JOHN STAUB dA: dustsplat e:
birds with being watchful and vigilant, and tried to incorporate that in this dragon. For Dragon of Despair I took some inspiration from photographs of sea snakes and their long, undulating coils. What personality traits do your dragons possess? Green Dragon in Flight: This is the sort of dragon that gives the rest a bad name! I can picture him flying out from his lair under cover of night, raiding the surrounding countryside for treasure and devouring livestock! Another Dragon: Watchful and