How to draw an Occidental

Artist: Dragonvoid / March 22, 2012
How to draw an Occidental

Step 1.


Like all of the dragons, start with a line of motion and then add a head or vice versa. This will establish your base. Just please Don't give a T-rex wings and call it a dragon, becasue it's not, it's a T-rex with wings, Dragons might be related to d   

Step 2.


The body of the Occidental is generally nice and serpentine looking rather than blocky but I have seen dragons that look good with that 'tank' dragon feel and they look fine too so whatever is your pereference.

Step 3.


The legs are the same for an Oriental. also some people like their Occidentals able to stand on their back legs and use their front claws as hands (i am one) so make sure you draw the hands approperatly, and that the back legs are strong enough to su   

Step 4.


Wings are the hardest part of this dragon, simply becasue they can cover most of the body in the picture, which is annoying if you want to show off the body. Anyway I've seen Occidentals with feathered wings, and skinned wings, I'll say again that th   

Step 5.


Details are important!

Step 6.


Start With the head or line of motion and then add the one you didn't do first.

Step 7.


Now add more details like where you want to place the legs and wings and define a little of the head features. This is a good example of how I did not necessarily follow the line of motion. Don't let the line limit you it's a tool not a master.

Step 8.


And now finish off with the refinement of the dragon. Good luck!

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Artist: Dragonvoid
Date Added: March 22, 2012
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Description: Occidental, A dragon with four legs and a pair of wings, also known as an European, Welsh and a lot of other names, dragon. It is the most famous and in my oppinion it was the dragon that actually gave the species its name 'dragon' etemology wise. which if i remember correctly means something along the lines of "seeing clearly" or "having clear sight" I chose to call this particular kind of dragon Occidental simply to commpliment the Oriental. Occidental means 'protaining to the west', which in itself is a misnomer because it didn't originate in the 'western' hemisphere. but it is west If you relate it to the east. Good luck and criticism is welcome!