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A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that feature in the myths of many cultures. There are two distinct cultural traditions of dragons: the European dragon, derived from European folk traditions and ultimately related to Greek and Middle Eastern mythologies, and the Chinese dragon, with counterparts in Japan, Korea and other East Asian countries.

European dragons are more often winged, while Chinese dragons resemble large snakes. Dragons can have a variable number of legs: none, two, four, or more when it comes to early European literature. Dragons are often held to have major spiritual significance in various religions and cultures around the world. Some mythical creatures have their origin in traditional mythology and have been believed to be real creatures, for example the dragon, the unicorn, and griffin, others were based on real encounters. The term mythology can refer either to the study of myths, or to a body or collection of myths. -A myth is defined as a sacred narrative explaining how the world and humankind came to be.

Assignment -Your assignment is to create your own mythical/ legendary creature. This creature must be based in traditional mythology. -You will need to reaserch the origins of your creature. So that your creature design is authentic as possible, but with your own syle.

Technical Stuff -Tools and Editing you must use in your project: Various Pencils, Colored pencils & Water color paint & paper. -You need to determine what areas will be done in water color paint & which will be done with color pencils. (but both mediums must be used equally)

-Your creature must be consistant with the traditional mythology for that creature. -You must use your water color paper to the fullest. (i.e. No large blank areas of unused space) -Your piece needs to have a full range of values. (from white to black with all the greys) -Your piece must have a color schyeme. (warm & cool colors, complimentary colors, etc...) -You must show control of both mediums. -You must also show (me) your planning & inspiration for your ideas.

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DRAWING & PAINTING 2

DRAGONBONES

Dragon bones