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Dracopedia The Bestiary

An Artist's Guide to Creating Mythical Creatures

By William O'Connor

Format: Hardcover

SKU# U0771

Mythical creatures are as popular as ever today, making their way into movies, books, video games and more. This third book in the bestselling Dracopedia series is loaded with sketches, drawings, anatomical diagrams, natural history and step-by-step demonstrations of mythical creatures, showing how the images are made, including materials and techniques. The Bestiary will take readers around the world to exotic locales to explore the history, biology, environments and art of each mythical creature. A full painting for each animal will be accompanied by a brief history of the creature and a step-by-step demonstration of the painting.

- 26 creatures with hundreds of sketches, drawings, anatomy, history and a step-by-step demonstrations for each
- Instruction perfect for beginning and advanced artists, but can serve as an educational tool for younger artists who love mythological creatures, or a coffee-table book for fantasy art fans
- Double-sided foldout color poster of all the dragons included in the book

SKU U0771
Additional Feature 175 Color Illustrations 175 Black & White Illustrations Hardcover
Author/Speaker/Editor William O'Connor
File/Trim Size 8.25 x 10.88
Format Hardcover
ISBN 13 9781440325243
Number Of Pages 160

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An alphabet of amazing beasts! Review by Sarah L.
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Bill is one of my favorite dragon artists. Bestiary is his third drawing book and it's amazing because it includes 26 new and different beasts, each with their own cool history. Below is a list of the A to Z creatures you will find inside. The book also includes an awesome 2 sided poster of all the beasts together that is perfect to hang up for inspiration:

Alphyn
Buraq
Chimera
Dragon Turtle
Enfield
Freybug
Griffin
Hippogriff
Imp
Jorogumo
Kraken
Leviathan
Manticore
Naga
Owlursus
Pegasus
Questing Beast
Roc
Shedu
Tarasque
Unicorn
Vampire
Waterhorse
Xenobeast
Yeti
Zburator

(Posted on 1/22/2014)

Best of the Beasts Review by Brittany
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This book has great historical representations of mythical creatures that make you want to pick up your drawing instrument and go wild. The legendary feel gives flight to your imagination and before you realize it, you'll be drawing your own version of ancient, fabled beasts! I definitely recommend this book to any fantasy artist looking for inspiration or, especially, help with their craft.

(Posted on 10/18/2013)

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