A look into drawing dragons and other creatures, as well as a collection of art and creature concepts.
The book Hatching Dragons is the fruition of years of experience that I want to share with other upcoming artists, or those who just want a different look into how others work. This is not going to be a "draw with shapes" book, but rather how I have approached drawing from a gesture perspective. Those that follow my art know that I have done a few short tutorials in the past and many have requested that I do more. The image below is one such tutorial that I did that many found helpful, though it was only coloring.
For the book, I want to do art breakdowns that show how the gesture sketch evolves into a full piece. Breakdowns will explain everything from paws to ears to wings and there will be coloring and shading explanations as well. Ending the book will be a few examples of finished pieces and what was done to get that far.
I would like to incorporate a small section to the creation of unique dragon-ish characters which is one of my favorite pass times.
My hopes are that a book like this will help both aspiring digital and traditional artists to get a different perspective on art and the creativity that goes into dragons.
Jessy J Smith (~tojo)
In the USA shipping will be included with your pledge. Outside the USA, shipping is 5.00$. If you backed at 40$ or above, you get free shipping worldwide.
Right now I am seeking a company who can create the DVDs for this, however I will also have the available for digital download with a link and code that will come in the book.
Right around 40 pages, full color, letter sized paper.
Late this year to early next.
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Jul 12, 2012 - Aug 11, 2012 (30 days)
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Digital download of the book including the .psd files and brush pack.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A copy of the book, signed inside the front cover.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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All of the above and you get to have a creature or personal character of your choice drawn in the book with a credit to you under its name.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012