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Part fantasy field guide, part art lesson and part dragon tale, fantasy artist Sergio Guinot's How to Draw Your Dragon will appeal to aspiring artists as well as fans of Christopher Paolini, Anne McCaffrey and J.R.R. Tolkien.
Each lesson opens with a segment of story connecting the various dragons pictured, as the fictional narrator, an illustrator in the year 3112 CE, joins an expedition to investigate reports of dragon sightings and finds himself embroiled in a struggle between humanity and its draconic enemies and allies.
Beautiful, imaginative and comprehensive, the lessons cover traditional pencil-and-ink drawing but also delve into digital finishing methods. From traditional saurian dragons to feathered amphiteres and marine beasts, dragons of stone and flame to an astonishing faerie dragon made entirely of living branches, Guinot's illustrations and tutelage are sure to inspire teen and adult artists alike.
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