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Dragon tutorial by Evolvana Dragon tutorial by Evolvana
You asked for it, here it is! :) it's my first tutorial so I hope it will help! I tried to make one a bit different from the usual anatomy ones you can find on deviantart.

I focused more on the details, shapes, types of dragons, so you can diversify the types of dragons you're drawing! :D I hope it will help!

EDIT: About the WINGS attached to the top of the shoulder: some people said it's impossible for a dragon to fly with wings at this place, but I focused on aesthetics more than on anatomy logic (after all if we follow logic, you should have to make your wings with a very precise size, calculate everything according to the weight of your dragon, etc, etc) Dragons don't exist and that's why it is fun to draw them. I chose the example of the wing attached to the shoulder because it's for me the most beautiful one and the one we see the most even in professional artworks, because it looks more "badass" and elegant. But of course you can put the wings lower on the back, or attach them differently to the body. I just won't guarantee it will look good. There are so many different ways to draw a dragon ^^

An example of my dragons!
Daenerys and Drogon by Evolvana The Dragon Tower by Evolvana Smaug the dragon by Evolvana


Et promis je l'ai traduit aussi en français, et le voici donc:…
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moonpawwarrior Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful. I love all the different options and styles. This is most certainly helpful.
Evolvana Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I'm happy if it can help ^^
BlueShiranui Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Great Tutorial.
But what about the front claws? I have huge problems with the hands of a dragon :/
Evolvana Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Usually I draw the front claws a bit like the back ones, but a bit thiner ^^
watanukikun Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  New member
Cool tutorial! Thanks for this. It should help me somehow. :)
Evolvana Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
You're welcome ^^
Midnights-Starlight Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is exceedingly helpful :D I've been trying to get head shapes down for ages!
Evolvana Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
That's cool if it can help!! :D
Midnights-Starlight Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
tolkienandtea Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a great tutorial, you're really talented!!
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