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Drawing Dragons

By Sandra Staple

Learn how to conjure fire-breathing, fearsome, flying dragons on paper with step-by-step drawing instructions and one-of-a-kind full-color artwork. 


T-Rex may be king of the dinosaurs and the lion may be king of the jungle, but the undisputed, hands-down ruler of mythical creatures is the dragon. Now, anyone with an interest in drawing these amazing creatures can follow the program in this book and learn to do it. Avoiding the “copy-it-yourself” approach found in other books, Sandra Staple teaches readers all the skills they need to create their own dragon menagerie. Every step is presented with ease and clarity, taking the bewilderment out of the drawing process and showing that great complexity begins with utmost simplicity. For beginners, there’s a special primer section, while more experienced artists can dive right in to drawing the mythical creatures that fill their imaginations.

Author Sandra Staple

Sandra Staple

Sandra Staple was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she now lives with her husband, Jason, daughter, Chloe, and son, Logan. Her mother is a local artist, so Sandra has been drawing and painting since she was a young girl, earning distinctions in English and art in high school.


She graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a major in computing and information systems, and a minor in creative writing. After graduating, Sandra worked as a business and systems analyst for 17 years before deciding to leave the corporate world to focus on her art. This book is the first accomplishment of this career change!


Sandra has also managed a very popular personal web gallery of her art since university, at www.canadiandragon.com. When not drawing or spending time with her family and friends, Sandra can usually be found working in her gardens or elbow deep in her fish tank.


Feel free to follow Sandra on her Facebook page, Dragon and Fantasy Art by Sandra Staple, on Twitter @DrawingDragons, on Instagram, or on DeviantArt.

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Released: June 2008
Price: $14.95

ISBN-10: 1569756414
ISBN-13: 9781569756416

Trade Paper
7.8" x 9.2"
160 pages

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