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Dragons!

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A great art lesson on how to draw dragons that includes varying cultural viewpoints and beliefs on dragons from around the world.

A great art lesson on how to draw dragons that includes varying cultural viewpoints and beliefs on dragons from around the world.

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  • 1. Dragons!
    East and West
    And other mythological creatures
  • 2. Fairy Tales!
    Scary or violent- They must be SLAIN by the brave and handsome knight to protect the village.
    The live in caves at the top of a mountain.
    They capture princesses!
    They have wings and fly.
    Westerners:What do you already know about dragons?
  • 3. Pop Culture Shapes Our Perception
  • 4. The dragon can be gentle or noble.
    Dragon takes on attributes of a lion.
    The dragon is associated with royalty.
    The ruler or emperor would be considered to be dragon in human form.
    Chinese New Year parade are famous for their beautiful dragon dance.
    East- Chinese DragonCompare and Contrast
    ***Watch lion dance here
  • 5. The Year of the Dragon
    WOOD DRAGON: The Wood Dragon is creative, imaginative, and inquisitive.
    FIRE DRAGON: The Fire Dragon is the most extroverted and competitive Dragon.
    EARTH DRAGON: The Earth Dragon is a quieter, more reflective Dragon.
    METAL DRAGON: The Metal Dragon is the most strong-willed Dragon.
    WATER DRAGON: The Water Dragon is less selfish and opinionated than the other Dragons.
  • 6. 0THER MYTHOLOGICAL BEINGS
    The Phoenix
    Unicorns
    Centaurs
    Mermaids
    Pan
    Cyclops
  • 7. Things to remember
    Create a GOOD COMPOSITION
    Show LOTS of TEXTURE and DETAIL (this is important to the final product and the media we are using)
    Start with a line of action!
    Humanoid beings are the HARDEST to draw. Only the best of artists should attempt this.
    Zoom in if a whole body (human or beast) is hard for you to draw.
  • 8. Example:

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