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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.

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