Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
TUTORIAL: Dragon Details by SammyTorres TUTORIAL: Dragon Details by SammyTorres
Details like eyes - horns - ears - tongues :)
I'll probably make another dragon details tutorial, does anyone have a suggestion to put in it?

As you might have noticed I used a lot of images that I could find on Google. I do NOT own any of these images and I'm sorry that I can't credit them.

Anyway, this took some time since I got all emerged in my research especially the teeth part n__n fascinating stuff....
If there's anything I didn't bring up or if anything was incorrect or confusing, misunderstood etc please write it in the comments or send me a private note!

Also, remember to go to my group: dcp-dragoncyclopedia.deviantar… and become a watcher so you won't miss out the upcoming advanced dragon artwork, hand-picked to help you with drawing dragons and dragon accessories stuff :3 I will be posting my dragon tutorials there as well!

Thank you all! Love you guys!!! <3 <3
Add a Comment:
 
:iconeclipse2014:
eclipse2014 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2018  Student General Artist
This great! It has all the little details to keep in mind when designing a beast like a dragon. Really useful!
Reply
:iconujustgotsmoked3:
ujustgotSMOKED3 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks
Reply
:iconderkomai3523:
derkomai3523 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
really thought as tutorial!
I just react to the teeth: what about shark-ish!! XD teeth are quite triangular and close to each other, overlaping with many new teeth rows. and teeth have great notches to shred some meat, this is really interesting and a nice option! ^^

great job, anyhow!
Reply
:iconrainbowdragon14:
RainbowDragon14 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All your tutorials are so dang inspirational and they are helping me and pretty much everyone so much <3
Reply
:iconpenkat:
PenKat Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Student General Artist
Holy cow this is helpful
Reply
:iconcandysugarskullgirl9:
CandySugarSkullGirl9 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Professional Artist
Holy moly I've been drawing dragons wrong..

Thanks for this. ^3^
Reply
:iconelmsleyrose:
elmsleyrose Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016
Hello lovely,
I've been a fine embroiderer for a number of years. Think 17th century, royalty....if you really want to see, google/image "17thC stumpwork" - that's my specialty. I am moving into more 'textile art' - wanting to create 3 dimensional 'creatures' - based on grotesques in illuminated manuscripts. I'm finding these tutorials absolutely wonderful for guidance for the creature details. Thankyou so much. I really love your sense of humour and lightness as well.
Reply
:iconrobinjade3:
robinjade3 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016
This tutorial is wonderful! Thank you for the lesson on the functions of each feature, such a great help. Love this so much. 
Reply
:iconartstude3n2:
ArtStude3n2 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a very lovely and nicely detailed tutorial. :)
Reply
:iconbluedibi:
Bluedibi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing and really really helpful :D
Reply
:iconamandaloveswaffles:
Amandaloveswaffles Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing!!! 😨😨😨
Reply
:iconanthyrosebride:
anthyrosebride Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was very interesting and informative thanks I think this will help
Reply
:iconpatrickstar10:
patrickstar10 Featured By Owner May 19, 2016
This one is a great help!
Thanks for this. :P
Reply
:iconwolf-fang4:
Wolf-fang4 Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this reference sheet.
Reply
:iconcayneya:
Cayneya Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
very useful, thank you 
Reply
:iconfelizdiamomo:
FelizDiaMomo Featured By Owner May 19, 2016
thankies !
Reply
:iconseylatheangeldragon:
SeylaTheAngelDragon Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This is really helpful (≧∇≦)/
Thanks for taking the time for doing so (^~^)(^.^)
Reply
:iconwill-erwin:
Will-Erwin Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heck yeah! Thanks for making this. Have a llama.
Reply
:iconclawhammr666:
clawhammr666 Featured By Owner May 18, 2016
Fantastic tutorial!
Reply
:iconlumorix:
Lumorix Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quite a lot of work. Congrats, this is amazing!
Reply
:iconluxagnes:
Luxagnes Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for that. It was very helpfull.
Reply
:iconragnar-thered:
Ragnar-theRED Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
VERY HELPFUL MATE! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS.
Reply
:iconart-kenanix:
Art-Kenanix Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
thank you
Reply
:icon7-wasabiperson-7:
7-WasabiPerson-7 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student Artist
This is SO helpful! Thank you so much! :)
Reply
:icondjdevil999:
DJdevil999 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this!!! :D
Reply
:iconallen-parhelion:
Allen-Parhelion Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Very useful! thank you
Reply
:iconaerinominami:
AerinoMinami Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is very useful :) Thanks!
Reply
:iconevil0verlady:
evil0verlady Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
These are wonderful tutorials! I don't know if I ever seen one that explored tongues before.

What are some of the ways someone could do a dragon based off a hummingbird or butterfly?
Reply
:iconsammytorres:
SammyTorres Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Just very long a thin tongue?
Have you seen how a wood peckers tongue is set up anatomically? Try google it. 
It's tongue goes back in the skull, over the eyes and into the left nose socket (as far as I remember) quite crazy cx

off course you don't have to apply this to a dragon, hehe. 
Just a long, thin tongue would do the trick. Perhaps a double tongue?
Reply
:iconelnordico:
ElNordico Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016   Traditional Artist
Great tutorial. I like how much research you do. I'm trying to give the same advices to my students.
Reply
:iconligertaco:
LigerTaco Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Student General Artist
Really useful! Thanks! 
Reply
:iconhammertheshark:
hammertheshark Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
any advice on a dragon with bull-like horns? i was able to come up with this gyazo.com/7adbb73943eb83ad6390… but any advice is apreciated
Reply
:iconsammytorres:
SammyTorres Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Professional Filmographer
I'd place the horns further up on the head and perhaps closer to the eyes. you can look at this 3D view of this wildebeest (couldn't find any bulls, this was the closest thing)
www.google.com/culturalinstitu…

this site has many 3D views of animal skulls. I use it for reference when drawing horns :)
www.google.com/culturalinstitu…
Reply
:iconhammertheshark:
hammertheshark Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ty owo) *hugs* i also did some more experimenting and Ceratosaurus-esq horns turned out looking pretty good as well
Reply
:iconflameheart10:
flameheart10 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
Awesome! Thank you! :D
Reply
:iconseramesa:
SeraMesa Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Really profesional, thanks to share!
Reply
:iconcressidalockwood:
Cressidalockwood Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
Very helpful!
Reply
:iconpsychowolfy92:
PsychoWolfy92 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
Awesome work! I love your stuff =D its very useful for giving the characters a more realistic anatomy when drawing, this is very helpful when i practice drawing more =)
Reply
:iconairagorncharda:
airagorncharda Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
this is an awesome tutorial, thanks for doing it! 

One thing: you say that teeth aren't "evenly placed next to each other or have even shapes"-- you should look at dolphin teeth.

Anyway, that was more to spread info than a criticism, I love your tutorials
Reply
:iconflareonandumbreon:
Flareonandumbreon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
can you do something for, scales feathers and fur or the appropriate colors for the living conditions of the dragon???? just like the extra details or something like that?
Reply
:iconsammytorres:
SammyTorres Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Sorry, I won't be making more tutorials right now as I'm currently working on my comic and other personal stuff :/

I'm also not sure what exactly you're asking me of but... I do have 3 seperate tutorials about scales, fur and feathers but something like colors is entirely up to yourself :)
Reply
:iconflareonandumbreon:
Flareonandumbreon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh thanks i saw the fur one after i posted the comment. i will have to look for the other two.
what i meant about the colors is that i know some animals have certian colors/paterns to keep predators away, blend in to their surrondings, to attract mates, and stuff like that so i was kindove just wondering what certian paterns and colors i should use-if it matters
Reply
:iconsammytorres:
SammyTorres Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Oh, I see ^w^
I guess, for the colors it depends on the animal/dragon you're designing and what it's surroundings and diet should be.
say if you're designing a predator it'll make sense that it has a camoflage like a tiger or leopard to be able to sneak up on the pray.

The best thing you can do is to study real animals and look at how their coats benefits their survival in the wild.
:)
Reply
:iconflareonandumbreon:
Flareonandumbreon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ok thanks ^.^
Reply
:iconnocturnaliss:
Nocturnaliss Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014   Writer
That's a really interesting tutorial, thanks for making it!
Reply
:iconmajesticreaper:
MajesticReaper Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These tutorials are all amazing omg ;w;
Reply
:icontechnobird:
TechnoBird Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God y got no idea for how long I've been surching for something as useful as this!!! Thank you so much for pulling me out of Hell T^T
Reply
:iconsammytorres:
SammyTorres Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Aww, you're quite welcome, dear <3
Reply
:iconsasscannon:
SassCannon Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best.
Dragon.
Tutorial.
EVER.

*rolls around in the beautiful talent*
Reply
:iconsammytorres:
SammyTorres Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
 Hehe XD
Thank you so much!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
February 27, 2014
Image Size
16.4 MB
Resolution
2339×32391
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
104,367 (2 today)
Favourites
3,687 (who?)
Comments
77
Downloads
2,761