from back cover of book:
your own dragon art from more than 100 patterns.
have captured the imaginations of artists for eons. Images of the beasts appear
in the earliest myths, on the armor of medieval knights, and in today's popular
culture. Here, in this updated and improved second edition, dragon aficionado
and artist Lora S. Irish shares tips and techniques for creating your own fantastic
renderings of man's favorite foe.
you are a beginner or an accomplished artist, you'll find a treasure trove of
ideas for dragon art in any medium:
Woodworkers: scroll saw, intarsia, relief
carving, marquetry, pyrography and more
Fabric Artists: quilting, needlepoint,
embroidery, fabric painting, silk screening and more
Illustrators: Oil, watercolor,
tole painting, airbrush, pen and ink and more
Or the medium of your choice! Computer graphics, paper cutting, body art, etching,
stained glass and more
you'll find examples of how other talented artists have incorporated dragons into
their work, plus a complete history of dragon lore. You'll learn about the various
dragon breeds, their anatomy, ornamentation and scales. This is followed by page
after page of more than 100 dragon patterns.
Colour and black and white line patterns
Dragon Art or How do I use this book in my artwork
Basic Dragon Traits or What does a dragon do when it's not fighting heroes!
General Description of the Breeds or Who's who in the dragon world?
- Sea Serpent
- Winged Worm
- Dragon or Western Dragon
- Fairy Dragon
- Fantasy Dragon
Oriental Dragons or Why do I need to count toes
- General Mythology
- Physical Attributes
- Eastern or Western-
- Species of Eastern Dragon
- Eastern Dragon Patterns
Basic Anatomy or What's inside the dragon that lets it move
- Reptile-Styled Bodies
- General Skeletal Structures
- Wing Structures
Adding Ornamentation or How do I give a dragon a face lift!
The Dragon's Skull
- Fire-Breathing Dragons
- Choosing Ornamentations
Scale Work or How do I keep my dragon from looking like a fish!
- Scale Grid Work
Creating Test Patterns or How many dragons can I make from one design?
- Basic Dragon Pattern
- Sample Patterns
Dragon Lore or Who are the most famous dragons of all time?
- Hercules and the Hydra.
- The Lambton Worm
- Indian Worms
- The Chapel Roof
- The Ladon Serpent
Regin and Fafnir
- Beowulf and the Fire Dragon................................................
- St. George and the Dragon
- The Yorkshire Dragon