Cartoon dragons

-By Serge Birault



Well, I'm not really a specialist. I didn't paint a lot of dragons, I'm not really in heroic fantasy art. I found this picture in my "oldies" folder, it's a caricature of the actress Zhang Ziyi.

As you can see, I was quite inspired by the little dragon of Mulan, the Disney movie. The idea was to do cute/funny/expressive characters. Of course, I'm not the only one ... I know a lot of very good illustrators who use to paint cartoon dragons. Here's a list of some of them ...



Paul Kidby

Paul Kidby is famous for the Discworld artwork. He works with Terry Pratchett since a long time. He uses acrylic and do fantastic sculptures too.


http://www.paulkidby.net/
http://www.facebook.com/paulkidby?ref=ts





Imaginism Studios

Bobby Chiu and Kei Acedera are among the most popular digital painters. Bobby paints incredible creatures. They also give online courses.


http://www.imaginismstudios.com/
http://imaginism.deviantart.com/





Viktor Titov a.k.a Hamsterfly

Viktor is a digital painter who works for video games. I don't think he did a lot of dragons but this one is probably one of my favourite.


http://hamsterfly.deviantart.com/
http://grafitart.com/
http://hamsterfly.cgsociety.org/gallery/





Chris Sanders

Animator, writer, illustrator ... Chris did the design of the characters for 'Lilo and Stitch'.


http://kiskaloo.com/
http://alohalilo.deviantart.com/





David "Loopydave" Dunstan

My aussie and talented friend David is a digital illustrator. His style is incredibly "clean" and precise (probably more than mine). I don't want to use a wacom tablet, so he's till working with a mouse ... Erf ^^'

http://loopydave.deviantart.com/




Mathias Kollros

I use to call him "Junior". I decided to "adopt" him few years ago when I realized that he could do an incredible amount of details on his pictures. He did a lot of fantasy stuffs, some of his dragons are very impressive.


http://guterrez.com/
http://guterrez.deviantart.com/





Gonçalo Pereira a.k.a Rawgon

He is a brillant digital painter from Portugal. A lot of cartoon dragons on his blog ...

http://rawgon.blogspot.fr/