Great Book of Dragon Patterns 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Design Sourcebook for Artists and Craftspeople

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A guide for creating your own fantastic renderings of man's favorite foe-the dragon! Use the author's patterns or apply her techniques to create your own. Includes 72 patterns, basic dragon anatomy, fascinating dragon lore, evolution and more!

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Dragons have captured the imaginations of artists for eons. Images of the beasts appear in the earliest myths, on the armor of medieval knights and in today's popular culture. Here, in this updated and improved second edition, dragon aficionado and artist Lora S. Irish shares tips and techniques for creating your own fantastic renderings of man's favorite foe. Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished artist, you'll find a treasure trove of ideas for dragon art in any medium: - Woodworkers: scroll saw, intarsia, relief carving, marquetry, pyrography and more - Fabric Artists: quilting, needlepoint, embroidery, fabric painting, silk screening and more - Illustrators: Oil, watercolor, tole painting, airbrush, pen and ink and more - Or the medium of your choice! Computer graphics, paper cutting, body art, etching, stained glass and more Inside you'll find examples of how other talented artists have incorporated dragons into their work, plus a complete history of dragon lore. You'll learn about the various dragon breed, their anatomy, ornamentation and scales. This is followed by page after page of more than 100 dragon patterns, with mystical titles such as: - Sentinel - Fire Heights - New Born Fury - Towering Monarch - Ocean crests - Triple Challenge - Hunting on the Wing - Mexican Feathered Lizard - Celtic Cross Dragons - Bat-Winged Worm - Dragon Curl - Poised for Battle - Bearded Demon - On the Prowl - Castle Wall Western Dragon - Classic Western Dragon - Winged Snake Shield - Cliff-Side Throne - Encircling the Heavens - Dagger Wrap Worm - Fire-Breathing Knot - Horned Beast Portrait - Combat - Crouching Tiger - Oriental Fire - Castle Keep - Cloud Dancer - Heaven's Flight - Pondering Coils - Loop-Tailed Oriental - New Year's Dragon - Fiery Temper

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Lora S. Irish is an internationally known artist and author.In addition to her work as an author, in 1997, working from her home studio, Lora and her husband, Michael, created www.carvingpatterns.com, an Internet-based studio focusing on online tutorials, projects, and patterns created exclusively by Lora for crafters and artisans. The website offers more than 1,500 patterns in various subject categories, including Americana, Animal and Wildlife, Celtic Knots, Dragons and Beasts, Nautical and Sea Life, Spirit People, and many more. Lora continues to provide new patterns-and inspiration to many artists-at the site. Lora also contributes a regular relief carving pattern column to Woodcarving Illustrated magazine and is a frequent contributor to Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazine.

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