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

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Fox Chapel, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 181 pages
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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 Irish is an artist who runs an internet carving studio with her husband at She is a frequent contributor to Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts and Wood Carving Illustrated and the author of Great Book of Dragon Patterns, Great Book of Fairy Patterns, Great Book of Tattoo Designs, Great Book of Woodburning, and Wood Spirits and Green Men. She lives in Mt. Airy, Maryland.

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