Great Book of Dragon Patterns, 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Design Sourcebook for Artists and Craftspeople
by Lora S. Irish
Dragons 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.
Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished artist, you'll find a treasure trove of ideas for dragon art in any medium. Ideal for scroll saw, intarsia, relief carving, marquetry, pyrography and other wood projects.
Inside 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 breed, their anatomy, ornamentation and scales.
This is followed by page after page of more than 100 dragon patterns, with mystical titles such as Sentinel, Fire Heights, New Born Fury, Towering Monarch, Ocean crests, Triple Challenge, Hunting on the Wing, Mexican Feathered Lizard, Celtic Cross Dragons and many more.