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Offline Baako

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Dragon Heads
« on: July 06, 2008, 08:38:19 am »
Could anyone link me a good tutorial on how to accurately draw a dragons head? I have sketched out a few of them but I can never figure out how to make them 3D, They always end up looking to the side (making them horribly 2D).

So any help on this would be appreciated, I'm specifically looking for a dragons head that would fit nicely on an anthro body  ;)


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Re: Dragon Heads
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2008, 03:45:59 pm »
I couldn't find a tutorial, so I sketched up a quick one in how I make Dragon heads:


I like to use a horse head for a template.  Depending on the type of dragon, you may find another animal head more useful for a base.
Horse heads are pretty easy to draw if you break them down into shapes.  A big circle for the cheeks and a smaller circle for the nose/mouth, attach the top and bottom of the cirlces with lines and tadaa!  a basic head frame!

Now at a 3/4 turn, I still use circles for the cheeks and nose, however  they become ellipses once turned to the side... think of it like 2 cylinders.  A Horse face makes a sort of diamond shape from head on.  The top of the diamond in the forehead, then the two arms are where the eyes go, then the bottom should end at the nose (right about the nostril line).

Using this same model, you can use this basic frame to change the details of what would have been a horse head, to a dragon head... add scales, horns, ears, teeth, claws, whatever.  I decided to givemy final dragon head lots of horns, ear fins and a beak-like nose.

Once you start making frames for your drawing, you can alter them any way to wish once you add the details.  Frames however offer a nice shaped base to work from.
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Re: Dragon Heads
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2008, 06:57:03 pm »
Oh wow, thank you so much for doing this, I never thought of using a different animal as a base for a more complex animal, Thank you so much for drawing the sequence for me ,Im gonna spend all night studying it until I master dragon heads  :D

I officially owe you :-[ :)


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Re: Dragon Heads
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2008, 10:21:04 am »
no problem.  ^_^ Let me see the results when you're done
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Re: Dragon Heads
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2008, 11:06:17 am »
Well Im not getting a scanner for another 2 months, But I will be sure to include my results in a big thread of my sketches when I finally get the scanner  ;)


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