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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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tolkienandtea Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a great tutorial, you're really talented!!
Evolvana Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
I hope it helps ^^
Flameous-TheDragon Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This was quite helpful! Ill try to improve my Dragons by following your tips :)
Thank you for sharing! :3
Evolvana Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
you're welcome ^^
AndreBlackDragon Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
nice tutorial and good references ! very useful ! thanks !
Evolvana Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
conscript900 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student General Artist
what do you recommend when it comes to scaleing(size)
Evolvana Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
I love drawing enormous dragons, so it really depends on your tastes ^^ they can be as large as you want! :)
conscript900 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
I mean more or less in comparission to other parts like the length of the legs or the neck. etc
Evolvana Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
My white dragon has a very long neck, short legs and small wings, but my Smaug has a shorter neck and bigger wings for exemple... so you're free to draw what you prefer.

If you draw a flying dragon, the wings should be quite big, it has to look a bit realistic (very small wings would look strange on a big dragon).
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