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SketchBook original: How to Draw Dragons

This post has been originally commissioned for SketchBook Blog in 2016. After the site’s migration, the original is no longer available, but you can still…

Viper Cat: the Making of

What do you get when you cross a viper with a cat? Let’s see! If you want to try my method yourself, you can find…

Horns Study

Dragons often have horns, just like meany real animals. So if I want to paint realistic dragon horns, the best way is to take a…

The Ash Dragon: The Making Of

I painted this dragon for fun, but also to experiment with adding a pattern to the scales in a natural way. I ended up with…

How to Draw a Big Cat Head

I’ve been studying feline heads for a few years now with a goal to understand them completely, to be able to create new species without…

Bird Wings Animation: Tutorial + Template

Some time ago I started to create a simple animation of bird wings, just to remind myself how they work. I worked on it in…

Red Dragon Head: Process + Video

Recently I found this photo of earless monitor lizards, and I loved how dragon-like their scales looked, so I decided to study them. But to…

Amur Tiger Painting Process: How to Paint Thick Fur

After I painted Scar with a very quick method, I was wondering if it could be used for longer hair as well. Short answer: no.…

Harpy eagle tiger

I finally found time to color this drawing. I should create artworks this way more often—traditional drawing and shading, then digital coloring. It makes things…

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