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About Traditional Art / Professional Sandra StapleFemale/Canada Group :iconrealmofthedragon: RealmOfTheDragon
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This is a collection of fan art, and art that people have drawn based off of my first book, "Drawing Dragons."

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Sandra Staple
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Canada
Sandra Staple was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she now lives with her husband, Jason, daughter, Chloe, and son, Logan. Her mother is a local artist, so Sandra has been drawing and painting since she was a young girl, earning distinctions in English and art in high school.

She graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a major in computing and information systems, and a minor in creative writing. After graduating, Sandra worked as a business and systems analyst for 17 years before deciding to leave the corporate world to focus on her art.

In 2008 Sandra published her first book, "Drawing Dragons" which has been the #1 best seller in the Teen/Mythology section on Amazon.com for almost two years now (2016-2018). This first book is 150 pages long and focuses on drawing in graphite pencil, including steps on shading dragons. It also includes a 16 page color insert done in colored pencil.

In early 2018 Sandra finished her second book, "Drawing Fantastic Dragons" which teaches drawing dragons in colored pencil, including several steps on how to color and finish each tutorial.

Both can be bought as a stand alone book, or as a set, as no artwork was repeated between the two books.

Sandra has also managed a very popular personal web gallery of her art since university, at www.canadiandragon.com.

When not drawing or spending time with her family and friends, Sandra can
usually be found working in her gardens or elbow deep in her fish tank.
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Pet Green Dragonette- Dragon Drawing Sandra Staple
A little green dragon hides on his owner's desk, trying to unsuccessfully camouflage among art supplies.

This was drawn for the Table of Contents page in my second book, "Drawing Fantastic Dragons."

Follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter @SandraStaple for more art!
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Happy Holidays everyone! Hope everyone is getting to enjoy some time with family and friends, and staying warm if you live somewhere cold like I do!
Hunter at Sunset: Red Dragon 2017 Sandra Staple
Colored Pencils

Another drawing from my newest book, "Drawing Fantastic Dragons."  This guy is the final tutorial for Section 2 of the book, on drawing all the basic parts on a dragon, from the head, body, claws, and wings.
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Blarg...it's release date isn't until July. That seems so far away! I've seen the full manuscript many times of course as I worked very closely with layout to design it. I made many passes over it with them to reduce page count without cutting substantial material out of it. One of the things I love about my publisher is how wonderful they are to work with, I feel like I have almost full control on the final layout and look, and they implement all my suggestions. I'm very lucky that way. That being said I actually produced too much material for the book, but in the end, the cuts we made has produced a really tight, fully-packed art instructional book.  But...I want to hold it in my hands now! Only a couple of months...I can do it, right? It only took 9 months to write and illustrate...like having another baby, only the painful labour isn't at the end, and I didn't need an epidural, haha! Also I can sleep at night after having this baby! :D

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Iron-Ed Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Sandra!  Thank you for the watch!  You are now on my watch-list too!  :-)
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Songbird56 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi I'm just getting around to this but thank you for the watch! I love your dragons :3
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canadiandragon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Rainpath12 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I got your book "Drawing Dragons" when I was 14, and it was one of three how to draw dragons/mythical creatures books that really influenced my art style. It helped me so much!

I am now in college, and I keep it on my shelf and still look through it periodically 

Thank you so much for writing it!
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canadiandragon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha ha that's awesome! Glad you were able to get good use of it!  I just joined Instagram and am more active on there, so if you're on there you should check out my page, @sandrastaple.   I also have a Facebook group- same username, @sandrastaple.
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Rainpath12 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright! I'll have to check it out :)
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Songbird56 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just realised you had a Deviantart so here I am :D

EDIT: I also just realized I didn't spell realized right
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Pteridium Featured By Owner Edited Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Your book is so awesome and it has helped me a lot! And WOW your art is good!Dragon Wave Emote 
Also maybe you should share your art with dragon art groups so more people will see it and you can get more feedback.
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canadiandragon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I've joined a few now! :)
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foxwafflesdraws Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018
I finally found your deviantART! I love your book, just got it in the mail yesterday! I have your first one too. Keep being awesome!
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