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Dragons Domain, Bob Eggleton Dragon Art - book review

Updated on November 14, 2011

Learn to paint like the pros

I have collected fantasy art books for many years and Bob Eggleton’s new book Dragons Domain – The Ultimate Dragon Painting Workshop is one that will definitely be added to the collection.

The painting style is not to everyone’s taste but for me the painterly style and vibrate colours are second to none, something I feel can be lost is some of today’s digital painting.

The book starts with the usual array of information on materials, but it’s great to see tubes of paint and a real traditional artist work station. Basic drawing techniques are also covered in the first section of the book and these are all with a dragon perspective. Inspiration and reference is also covered in the book and this is great to see as many people seem not to bother to ground there work with reference. Collecting and looking at reference is essential as it’s the small detail that really can make a painting.


The project step-by-steps are in-depth and well laid out but might be a little to advanced for the true beginner. Even with this, the step-by-steps themselves are a great source of reference and inspiration to artists of all levels.

Don’t expect glossy high end digital artwork but be prepared for stunning down to earth painting of a subject matter close to the heart of any fantasy artist who loves to paint dragon art.

Working for a publisher of great instructional art books I was lucky enough to meet the man himself while he was over from the USA to discuss his book. An American illustrator born in 1960, a highly successful science fiction, fantasy and landscape artist. Winner of 9 Hugo Awards, 12 Chesley Awards, the 1999 Skylark Award and 2 Locus Awards. His science fiction and fantasy art can be seen on the covers of many magazines and books.

If you love the traditional painting style, dragons and want to know how to paint a dragon, then this book is for you and the teacher is Bob Eggleton, a fantay artist at the top of his game.

Dragons' Domain
Dragons' Domain

A great guide for painting Dragons from a master fantasy artist


Great step-by-steps show you how to build your dragon art

My own fantasy art in print

If you like this book review then take a look at the following book review of DragonWorld, the new fantasy art book by Impact books. It contains some of my own dragon artwork, take a look via the link below and let mw know what you think.

DragonWorld book review - new fantasy art book from Impact Books
(some of my own artwork in this book)

Other great fantasy art book reviews and my own digital dragon art.

If you like this great book then take a look at my other book reviews draw and paint Warriors and Heros by Alan Lathwell, How to draw and paint fantasy art Vampires or How to draw fantasy art in Watercolour.

Being a fantasy artist myself I like to paint and draw and one of my recent hubs is How to paint a dragon. It's a recent digital dragon painting and shows some of the steps I took to create the painting. Take a look and let me know what you think as feedback is welcome.

Other fantasy art book reviews and dragon art

Dragons are one of my favorite subject maters and take a look at my other step-by-step dragon art demonstration here.

There are a number of fantasy art book reviews which are always great for some inspiration, so take a look via the links below

DragonWorld book review - new fantasy art book from Impact Books
(some of my own artwork in this book)

Bob Eggletons Dragons Domain fantasy art - book review

How to paint Fantasy Heros and Warriors with Alan Lathwell - book review

How to draw and paint Fantasy Art Vampires - book review

Other Worlds fantasy art by Tom Kidd

As a fantasy artist I also have a Deviant Art gallery with lots of other work so take a look at the collection of Fantasy Art on my Deviant Art pages here

My blog is also taking shape so check it out here at unholyscribe fantasy art blog

Other great Dragon Art books - Learn from the pros to create great fantasy art

Let me know what you think of this great book

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