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Videotutorial: Dragon Toon Rose


blender-tutorial-dragoon-revoy_1.jpgYou may remember David Revoy from his short 'Little Fairy'. He has now published a series of videotutorials on character design. In no less than 9 separate tutorials (most of them around 9 minutes long), David takes you through the entire process of drawing, modeling, texturing and rendering a little Dragon.

An interesting twist in this tutorial is that David uses the UV/Image editor to draw the reference image of his character instead of preparing it in Photoshop or the Gimp. This is the first time I've seen someone use the editor like that!

While the actual explanation is a bit minimal (David only includes a list of used shortcuts for each video) and I wouldn't recommend this tutorial to absolute beginners, I do think that this is an interesting watch for many Blender users.

The tutorial is offered both in English and in French.

About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. The firs link it's broken
    Couldn't write to: /usr/local/apache4/htdocs/blendernation/wp-content/cache/wp-cache-4ff4956088028d97821c5f5fb0e20404.html

    And for the rest, thanks for sharing.

  2. Hey, that's pretty neat. I've been tring to play around with the image editor, but the most use i've found for it so far is in doing smaller Pixelart type texture maps. Like 64x64 or 128x128 maps where you can blow it up and edit per pixel. Really easy and with the instant updates it's a snap to texture and make sure your shading is just right. I'd never even thought about using it for this type of thing tho. Good idea.

  3. *cries* dial up.... Guess I'll have to wait until I go back into town. It looks excellent from the screenshots.

  4. Really thanks a lot to the Blendernation team and all the post their.
    I will try to develop the using of UV/Image Editor as a digital Drawing/Painting tools. Cause with texture now, it's really fun.
    Thanks again.

  5. Youtube videos can be downloaded using this site :
    You just have to catch the adress of the video you want to download on youtube, paste it in the page link above, the video will come on your computer. You will have to rename the file to change extension ( ****.flv ) and after you will can read it with a player, as VLC player ( a free & open source video player ).

    I didn't have more simple solution cause I didn't have my own server to load the videos on.
    I hope it will be a good solution for you.
    Happy Blending !

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