A place where we can share the names of books or tutorials that we have found helpful.
I promised last year I would tell you guys what dragon book I have, and never got around to it. (Shame on me!) Anyway, this is the first book I actually referenced for drawing dragons, and while I don't use it as much as I should (maybe I could work out proportions and leg shapes better if I used it more. ) it is a really neat book and helped me begin to figure out wing structure and such.
Drawing Dragons: Learn How to Create Fantastic Fire-Breathing Dragons by Sandra Staple
I think the reason I don't like to use drawing books is that I am afraid I will subconsciously take on the same methods and designs used in the book. But I've realized that all I have to do is remind myself that once the techniques have been learned I can put my own spin on them!
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That dragon tutorial book sounds really neat, too bad my library doesn't have it, cause I'm too poor to buy it XD. Hopefully I'll get to look at it someday. And that's a very good point as well ^_^ I'm sometimes afraid of stealing another person's techniques, but I realized that everyone has their own style, it is kind of hard to copy a person's style exactly.
One of my favorite tutorial books actually has dragons too. But she also has her website with a few tutorials as well if anyone wants to check her out. Neondragon was the one who got me into drawing ^_^ and she has some really helpful stuff too.