Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
How to Draw Your Dragon 3 by LittleFireDragon How to Draw Your Dragon 3 by LittleFireDragon

Part 3 of my dragon anatomy series.

This section focuses on the all-important eye. Because the eye is complex, this is probably going to be the most text-heavy tutorial I ever make.
Do not underestimate the power of eyeshine.

Part 1: Basics
Part 2: Skull
Part 3: Eyes
Part 4: Basic Flesh
Part 5-1: Back Legs
Part 5-2: Front Legs
Part 6-1: Bat Wings
Part 7: Torso
Part 8: Facial Expressions

Add a Comment:
 
:iconwillow-forest-dragon:
Willow-Forest-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks, every time I look for instructions I find i am coming back to you. You make it easy for a beginner to understand.  Thanks for sharing your talent. 
Reply
:iconlittlefiredragon:
LittleFireDragon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thanks!
Glad to know I've been helpful!
Reply
:iconcrimson-dragon-king:
Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Job! :)
Reply
:iconxtkandchaosx:
XTKandChaosX Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This helps me decide on how the eyes should look, thank you! :3
Reply
:iconcobaltsunrise:
CobaltSunrise Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Very helpful; I needed this! :D
Reply
:iconlittlefiredragon:
LittleFireDragon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it.
Reply
:iconbunni89:
Bunni89 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*hides under desk*
Quite scared by the little rant against people who don't draw eye sockets.. *ish cartoonist*
Okay if I ever follow your tutorial I am making sure to draw realistic eyes to appease ye XD
Another amazing piece here!
Reply
:iconlittlefiredragon:
LittleFireDragon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well cartoonish is one thing.
Trying to draw realistically and leaving that out? Not so okay.

You don't mix this drawing style with cartoonish. You do cartoonish eyes for cartoons. :)

Obviously cartoons don't follow all the rules.
Reply
:iconbunni89:
Bunni89 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay XD But I object- this drawing style CAN be mixed with cartoonish. Or at least the tips you give can be used, and should be taken into account for any sort of animal :3 Thank you for all this amazing tutelige!
Reply
:iconlittlefiredragon:
LittleFireDragon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really my big rant is against the people who forget eyeshine.
DEAD EYES. THEY STARE INTO MY SOUL. *shudder*
Reply
:iconbunni89:
Bunni89 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's the ahrdest part about realism, yeah ^^; I think some people avoid it cos if you do it wrong they look even more messed up. Though still its no excuse for not just practising it :P
Reply
:iconhalmtier:
halmtier Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Side note, snakes don't have slit eyes... or at least not 90% of them.
Reply
:iconlittlefiredragon:
LittleFireDragon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Quick google image search says most of them do.
Reply
:iconhalmtier:
halmtier Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It depends if they are Colubrid, boids, pythons or whatever. There are more Colubrid than any other type of snake, (2 thirds I think!) and they have round googly eyes. XD

BUT THAT IS A MOOT POINT.
Good tutorial either way. I'm just being anal-retentive because I'm a Herpetologist and a dick. =P
Reply
:iconlittlefiredragon:
LittleFireDragon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Whatevs. SOME snakes have slit eyes.
I AM JUSTIFIED.

lol

Thanks.
:)
Reply
:iconectodrake:
Ectodrake Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Nice job yet again. I use a lot of crystalline or slit eyes a lot.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 720 × 450




Details

Submitted on
June 2, 2011
Image Size
348 KB
Resolution
720×450
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
10,390
Favourites
372 (who?)
Comments
16
Downloads
769

License

Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
×