how to draw a shade dragon
Step 5. How to Draw a Shade Dragon
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Uploaded: April 11, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: April 11, 2008
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Lastly, today at DragoArt.Com you will be learning how to draw a Shade Dragon. What is a Shade Dragon? And why is it called a Shade Dragon? Well, to put it very simply, these dragons get their name from the large unique edgy structures on their backs. These act as the dragons wings. Shade dragons get their flight magic from a fiery gland that sits beneath the hard skin of the back of the structures. Unfortunately, Shade Dragons are limited to flight because they weigh so much. Because of this they have to charge their wing glands and this particular process takes a long while to complete. Fortunately though, they can fly for a full 12 hours before they need to regenerate their flight gland. The Shade Dragon has an average flight speed of 65 miles per hour. They reside in habitats that contain mountains, open plains, forest, and large woodlands. Unlike most dragons, these beasts are friendly and mellow. They are also helpful with directions and use their magic abilities when some one is in danger. A Shade Dragon also uses its magic to become invisible to the human eye to hide them when they don’t want to be bothered. They are very intelligent and gifted dragons with a high I.Q. It is also said that they are the most magical out of all dragons. These animals can grow up to 12 feet tall and 29 feet long from head to tail. They also have a long lifespan living up to 500 years which is a common age in almost all dragons. A Shade Dragon come in an assortment of colors as you can imagine by the drawing you see here. This defines their personality and skill level. The one we drew today is the blue Shade Dragon with red markings, as with all colored dragons the brighter the color the younger the dragon. Black Shade Dragons are considered loners or outcast. These types of dragons only use their magic for evil and to get what they want. Their uniquely shaped jaw structure makes these Shade Dragons all the more popular and sought after by poachers, almost like the ivory from elephant tusk. In this tutorial you will learn how to draw a Shade Dragon step by step with detailed instructions. After you are done with the sketch you can choose your own colors to use to fill him/her in. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on one of my favorited creations.

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