Do you think you could give some pointers as to how to draw dragons? I'm stuck whenever I try and the anatomy and proportions never seems to line up.
That’s the fun part about dragons though - you can throw anatomy out the window for the most part because there’s no specific one way to draw them.
[I made this at 3am and forgot about it in my drafts, so please let me know if you want clarification on a specific thing]
I like to push for variety and variation with dragons. The most common dragon we usually see is a Western Dragon; long neck, spikes, webbed wings, horns on their head. [you can probably picture one from pop culture based on that reference alone]
But that doesn’t have to be the only way to draw dragons. There are also Wyverns, Eastern Orientals, Hyrdas, Serpents, and more. Play around with the body and faces of dragons to make them a bit more unique and give them more personality and don’t be afraid to make them look “ugly”, they could end up pretty badass.
Dragons can have a wide variety of body types. These can vary from proper quadruped legs to bipedal with a weight offset. Front legs can be shorter than back legs, or they can even resemble real-life animals with “dragony” features.
If you’re worried about proportioning, try breaking up your dragon’s body. I’ll use the Body Type + Appearance Dragons as examples;
Large: 33% Head // 33% Body // 33% Tail // [1% Extra/Pudge hehe]
Skinny: 10% Head // 20% Neck // 25% Body // 45% Tail
Lean: 10% Head // 20% Neck // 35% Body // 35% Tail
Bipedal: 10% Head // 40% Body // 50% Tail
With wings, you’re going to want them to be larger than your dragon’s body [unless they’re earthbound, in which case they can be tiny] Ideal wings are usually as long as your dragons body without the tail.
If you’re struggling with wings, I often break them up into two or three parts. Consider it to be like your arm, going from bicep to forearm to hand and fingers. Note that the Butterfly wings seen above don’t use this same method and are one solid piece.
If you’re designing a dragon, consider where they live or what they’ll be doing. Oceanic dragon? Try webbed hands or fins. Earthbound dragon? Give them big, powerful claw-paws so they can dig through the toughest of dirt. Again, there’s no right way to draw a dragon, so have fun with it!
Forgot to add all the gibberish she’s spouting while he’s there questionning his life… Idk if this is how you comic or draw or whatever but here’s my interpretation of your post @saisai-chan Hope you like it!
I debated whether or not to even post this. This was more just to cheer myself up since the past month has been rougher than normal, hence why art has been a little lacking the past week.
I had a couple health scares worse than they normally are. I’m ok now, just a little shaken. If nothing else, drawing this made me feel a little better and I did like how it came out, so have some encouraging chibi Vaard.
I’ve been asked several times to draw Muffet (second only to Mettaton) from Undertale and I finally caved, so here she go as a very quick scribble during lunch that I decided to color. I contemplated making her more like a centaur-esque spider… thing, to make her look a little more monster-ish, but her design as it is is very charming to me so I disregarded my previous thought and kept to her canon design as close as I could aside from her feet. I honestly have a lot of fun when it comes to multi-armed characters; it’s interesting to try to find how their muscular structure and overall anatomy works for the extra limbs to be comfortably situated on their person. I’m certainly no expert at anatomy by any means but still I find it very fascinatsing when drawing any given character, how their anatomy works.
Buuuuuuuuuuut I’m going on a tangent now. Anyway, I also threw up some doodles of Undertale characters I forgot to show you guys a while back. :3
I hope you guys like the art! If you’d like to see any other particular Undertale character and maybe some headcanon on them, let me know! ^.^
ay, is noirclear throne still a thing? that au looked like a lot of fun
Oh totally! I’ve been neglecting it cuz I’ve been caught up in other fandoms but like since my intreset in NT still comes on and off every now and then, if people still wanna draw stuff, send in questions, or brains storm like in hell’s studio I’m totally open for that
i always forget i have this art because its in a totally separate folder than the rest of the stuff i draw, but i don’t think this stuff is online anymore? because my neoblog got locked at some point, and then was deleted because i wasn’t on the ball enough to go in and figure out how to get it back
so here’s a bunch of doodles i did back when i was more active in the neopets tumblr community! these were drawn between 2013 and 2015, i think. i had a lot of fun in the neotag and i still really like some of these, i have been having fun looking through all of them and reminiscing
do u have any tips or shortcuts for drawing ducks? your duck art is so flawless but ducks are sO hard to draw
Thanks so much for the compliment!!! I appreciate that! I can definitely try to explain how i do it, but ive only done a tutorial like once before so I hope this makes sense!!
I hope you can read any of that aw jeez!! Basically I, personally, start out with the eyes because they help me figure out how to proportion the rest of the face, and by extension the body. The heads usually lean on the squarer/oval side, with rounded edges and all that. as for beaks… well, my only advice is practice practice practice!! I studied the ducktales beaks and the darkwing duck beaks (i tend to lean toward the dwd style because i like how round it looks! but dt 2017 style is faster and easier for me)
for perspective- think of it like folding a piece of paper in half. thats kinda what beaks are like! at least, thats how i see it!
watch some duckverse stuff and pay attention to how they talk and how their beaks move and how they work perspective-wise! Draw lots and lots of beaks, draw great beaks, draw bad beaks, and dont be afraid when it comes out looking wonky. for every good beak i draw, i’ve erased like 3 terrible ones haha. it’s a lot of trial and error and figuring out how far you can stretch/stylize it! But like, have fun ya know??