Dragons by Raymond VanTilburg
Number of designs: 21
Dragons – mythical creatures that have fascinated us throughout history, and still capture our imaginations today. I’ve been a fantasy lover since I was a child, so of course, dragons have held a fond place in my own heart for many years. Whether they are wise, benevolent beasts who help us, intelligent, wicked creatures that live to plague us, or even dumb, fearsome animals who need to be exterminated or controlled, dragons have been present in art and literature almost since man learned to write.
I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now? ― John Lennon
In Dragons, Ray VanTilburg has given us 21 full-page dragon designs to enjoy. There are dragons posing majestically, cute dragons cuddling with a teddy bear or playing the bagpipes(!), scary dragons looking like they are ready to pounce and devour, oriental dragons and medieval dragons. Some of the dragons are highly detailed, to the point that they could actually be framed without coloring and still look good, but others have larger sections to color and add your own detail, especially in the wings.
- Complexity: Intermediate to Advanced
- Book Size: 8.25 x 11 inches
- Design Borders: no solid border, some designs go all the way to the edge
- Paper: a little thin, perforated for easy removal
- Printing: printed on one side
- Binding: spiral-bound