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Creating a Stylized Dragon - Complete Series


David Ward's Creating a Stylized Dragon using Blender 2.5 series is now complete.

From the tutorial:

In this multi-part series, I’ll be covering how to box-model a stylized dragon, making heavy use of the various sculpt tools. The texturing will cover creating tangent normal maps and using the “toon shader” to get a nice cel-shaded look. I’ll also go into some intermediate rigging with some nice animations; from walking to pouncing to flying. and finally we’ll look into setting up a good composition with props and lighting.

Here are all complete 9 parts of the series


  1. "’ll also go into some intermediate rigging with some nice animations; from walking to pouncing to flying."

    It doesn't cover the face rig?

  2. No, he didn't really use that one. But I don't think, a dragon like this is the best point to discuss face-rigs... The face rig wasn't too detailed anyway. Merely jaw and most basic eye controls.

  3. The short descriptions tell you, that he starts the rig in part 7, not directly at the beginning though.

    Hmm, I just noticed that the links need some fixup for now. He doesn't link from every video to every other one yet.
    (The BN links are fine, that's not what I mean. The links above the videos are missing, partially)

  4. @TLOZ: I wouldn't say it's too long. For me, it covers the necessary details to learn something useful. Making it shorter would have compromised a lot of understanding, at least on my part. I like "long" videotutorials, they don't make you feel like you're lost. :)

  5. @mjordan
    I guess you're right ;)
    Anyways, I like more general tutorials, so that I can use the shown techniques with other meshes as well.
    So the whole modelling part seems a little bit redundant to me.
    But I guess it's quite useful to others.
    btw. this tutorial is already spitted in parts - So my statement was a lil bit dumb ;)

  6. I have a question. I see on the site they ask 10$ for login/download the video files in the mov format.
    What is included in these 10$? All the parts or just one part? Thanks.

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