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Dracopedia The Great Dragons: An Artist's Field Guide and Drawing Journal Hardcover – June 26, 2012


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Product Details

  • Series: Dracopedia
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: IMPACT (June 26, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144031067X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440310676
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122,833 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Illustrator, concept artist, fine artist and teacher, William O’Connor graduated from Alfred University and also attended The School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design. He has freelanced for Harper Collins, Lucasfilm, Doubleday, Wizards of the Coast, Bookspan, Hasbro, History Channel, and more. He’s executed thousands of illustrations for gaming and publishing, as well as production designs, concepts, posters and advertisements. He has won over thirty awards and has been published in the showcase books Spectrum 12 and Spectrum 13: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Visit his website wocstudios.com and blog williamoconnorstudios.blogspot.com.

More About the Author

Author/Illustrator of the best selling Dracopedia book series, as well as illustrator of over 3000 illustrations for the gaming and publishing business, William O'Connor's 20 year career has aloud him to work with such companies as Wizards of the Coast, Impact Books, Blizzard Entertainment, Lucas Films, Activision and many more. Winner of over 30 industry awards for artistic excellence including 6 contributions to Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantasy Art and 4 Chesley Nominations, William has taught and lectured around the country about his unique and varied artwork.

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Brynn
This book was a very welcome addition to my collection of dragon books and art books.
Gingerbreadforest
This book is absolutely amazing, just as good as the first book; if not better.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gingerbreadforest on January 26, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This book is full of beautiful dragon illustrations drawn with amazing technical skill. The books is part field guide, part artistic guide and the two are integrated together to make an enjoyable dragon book. This book is geared towards young artists, but anyone with an appreciation for imaginative artwork, fantasy illustrations, world building and dragons will love it.

Field Guide
The field guide is full of information on dragon biology, behaviors, and history. Several species and discovery expeditions are recorded. The dragons in this book include the Acadian, Icelandic, Scandinavian, Welsh, Ligurian, Crimean, Chinese and Elwah Dragons. Individual reports may include information on color variations, sketches of skulls, markings for identification, eggs, eating habits, size and habitat. The appendices cover taxonomy, anatomy, flight and poses.

Art Instruction
The book briefly covers the materials used to create the book - traditional materials and digital painting equipment. Most of final renditions of the dragons in this book begin as pencil sketches that are scanned and digitally colored in several steps. The results are what make this book shine - beautifully illustrated and colored dragons. The author includes useful information on color studies, compositions, lighting, color choices, digital paint brushes, and digital layers.

This book was a very welcome addition to my collection of dragon books and art books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kyle A Mark on October 8, 2012
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This book is amazing for people who do have a passion for dragons and want to create or just learn more about dragons. the tutorials are amazing and open to edit as well as the fact that they have Photoshop steps is awesome for me being a graphic designer. Def worth getting the first one as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Hayley Mollman on November 23, 2012
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This book is absolutely amazing, just as good as the first book; if not better. One of the things I loved most is at the end of the book is has a Taxonomic Chart, which is fantastic. I love it, i really do. The art is fantastic, and though it isn't a beginner's book; its amazing for peopel who already know the basics and just want to push themselves further.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Johnson on October 21, 2012
Format: Hardcover
My son loves the art/history/ geography mix. He also loves seeing and trying how to draw these cool dragons. Very well produced.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Judy on July 30, 2012
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This book is a very creative treatment of the often published dragon theme. I found it very interesting and enjoyable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jim on July 2, 2014
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Great book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marty on January 12, 2013
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My 14-year-old grandson says this book is all he hoped it would be. It is well done and full of information.
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Wanted this book and "Dracopedia: A Guide to Drawing the Dragons of the World" for so long, and am jazzed that I now own both. This book is great, and is a terrific compliment to the above mentioned book. Because I bought this and the other one used, I was able to afford both. I have to say that "Dracopedia: A Guide to Drawing the Dragons of the World" is my favorite of the two, but this book compliments the other so well. If you have to choose between both, I'd recommend the guide to drawing the dragons of the world before I'd recommend this one. Still, I'm happy to have both and together they are among my favorite fantasy drawing books.
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