Published: August 19th, 2010 (though different sources are saying different dates)
isbn: (ISBN13: 9781440302527)
Reading Level: This is a drawing book that can work for all ages but the best age group is probably 10 and older, that is only my own opinion though.
Received from: Publisher in return for an honest review
Inspiration, instruction, entertainment - you will get it all in this book filled with all-new dragons and detailed anatomy instruction. As seen in J “NeonDragon” Peffer’s first book, DragonArt: How to Draw Fantastic Dragons and Fantasy Creatures, this book features a combination of beautiful, inspiring art, easy-to-follow instruction with DragonArt™ Evolution. You ...more Inspiration, instruction, entertainment - you will get it all in this book filled with all-new dragons and detailed anatomy instruction. As seen in J “NeonDragon” Peffer’s first book, DragonArt: How to Draw Fantastic Dragons and Fantasy Creatures, this book features a combination of beautiful, inspiring art, easy-to-follow instruction with DragonArt™ Evolution. You will be able to draw every part of dragon anatomy book and be able to assemble those pieces into dragons of your very own.
Although this isn't my typical kind of review book I accepted it in a hurry because it just sounded awesome! Well, I'm so glad I did! The pictures of the many many dragons are beautiful! Talk about some inspiring stuff!
I am a horrible artist. I liked art class because I like to do art, I'm just bad at it. This book has step by step instructions for each part of the anatomy of the dragons. You can go through and pick from hundreds (at least close to hundreds!) and pick which one you want to draw and it shows you the general shape and then how to fill it in piece by piece.
I had actually thought that my 5 year old daughter and I could draw a few and then give it to my 11 year old nephew since he's a real artist (well, he took a special art class, so he's better then us anyway!), but my daughter loves the pictures so much she wants to keep it. I may end up buying a second book to give him though because the book is perfect.
I would say the difficulty level is definitely for older kids and adults. My 5 year old just gets frustrated. So we decided that she uses it for inspiration and then can go draw her own from her imagination. But for me it's great! I can draw a dragon that at least almost looks like an actual dragon!
Another bonus is that now we have something for older kids to do when they come visit and they don't have to stare at the TV the whole time. It's also something fun for the grandparents to do with the kids because it's actually something challenging for them instead of just coloring pages in a coloring book.
I give this one 5/5 moons for sure!
You can find the author and her other books at her website | Livejournal (where she's got some awesome stuff going on!)
Disclaimer: I received this book in return for my honest review. I was not paid or influenced in any way. The opinions expressed are my own.