24 Inspiring Examples of Dragons

Here we have 24 inspiring examples of dragons from some of the best concept artist and illustrators. Make sure to post a comment or if you have any other ideas for the Inspiration section let us know.

Pierre-Etienne Travers

Pierre-Etienne Travers – pethings.blogspot.com

Michael Komarck Dragon

Michael Komarck – www.komarckart.com

Stephan Martiniere

Stephan Martiniere – www.martiniere.com

Carlos Huante Dragon

Carlos Huante – www.carloshuanteart.com

Devon Cady-Lee

Devon Cady-Lee – www.gorrem.com

Xiaochen Fu

Xiaochen Fu – krishna-fu.cgsociety.org

Daryl Mandryk

Daryl Mandryk – www.mandrykart.com

Izzy Medrano

Izzy Medrano – www.mercilessdesign.com

Eduardo Peña

Eduardo Peña – chino-rino2.blogspot.com

Dan Milligan

Dan Milligan – www.danmilligan.com

Michael Zimmerman

Michael Zimmerman – www.michaelzimmermandesign.com

Cecil Kim Dragon

Cecil Kim – www.cecilkim.com

Ville-Valtteri Kinnunen

Ville-Valtteri Kinnunen – www.villeart.com

Tham Hoi Mun

Tham Hoi Mun – hoimun.blogspot.com

Andrée Wallin

Andrée Wallin – www.andreewallin.com

Dehong He Dragon

Dehong He – www.hdhcg.com

Joel Thomas

Joel Thomas – jfthomas.carbonmade.com

Kekai Kotaki

Kekai Kotaki – www.kekaiart.com

Andy Park

Andy Park – www.andyparkart.com

Jon Foster

Jon Foster – www.jonfoster.com

Scott Fischer Dragon

Scott Fischer – www.fischart.com

Vance Kovacs Dragon

Vance Kovacs – www.vancekovacs.com

Marek Okon

Marek Okoń – omen2501.deviantart.com

Dan Dos Santos

Daniel Dos Santos – www.dandossantos.com

36 comments

  1. JkLodder 6 years ago

    brilliant!

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  2. zypherax 6 years ago

    pieces like these really make me long for photoshop… I am still restrained to pencil concept drawing because I can’t afford to but photoshop or a tablet… being jobbless and 15 years old, those things don’t come easily…

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    1. artkid 6 years ago

      most of these weren’t done in photoshop or were only done touched up in photoshop. i still need to know how to do all this manually before u can be good digitaly

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      1. Cion 6 years ago

        What you mean not done with photoshop? Do you have some facts? Most of them look clearly digital paintings. Vance Kovacs and Marek Okoń paintings are definitely digital. Marek Okoń painting was even on IFX magazine and there was even workshop article showing how it was made. Vance Kovac painting has been on cover of IFX subscriber edition.

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      2. Anonymoose 4 years ago

        Digitally or traditionally, you can still be “good”. Its all about knowing how to work with your medium and understanding foundations. Many amazingly talented artists work digitally, that doesn’t mean they don’t how to do it “manually”

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      3. jojo 4 years ago

        yeah, probably adobe illustrator

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      4. jojo 4 years ago

        all i know, is that i can draw hell good right there on the paper infront of me, unless you give me a drawing tablet for the pc

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    2. poisonyoshi 6 years ago

      I know what you mean, dude. Just a suggestion though, you can always buy the smaller Tablets, which are significantly cheaper than the larger ones (smallest is around $230). And you don’t have to buy Photoshop to do digital painting; there are several other programs out there that are cheaper than PS. Corel Painter is a terrific painting program, and costs around $400, and Autodesk’s Sketchbook Pro, which is around $100. I have all of these, and I can say that each one of them is really good at digital art.

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    3. nik 5 years ago

      hey, dude no need to by photoshop just download it and u can get a cheap tablet around 40 to 50 pounds im 20 and im job less studing animation and games art as a foundation degree

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    4. Elzza 5 years ago

      Hey! Your just like me! me a few weeks ago that is. I envy works like this cause of the added affects in photoshop. It wasn’t till 3 weeks ago that i found out that i could get photoshop installed from school, didn’t cost a thing. Wold you know if that would be at all possible for you? It sucks wating to go further in art but not have the money or connections to do so…Id just like to say tho, if you do get a chance to use photoshop, make sure u got an idea how to use it first…im still lost in how to do anything with it. Best of luck! Happy Drawing! 😀

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    5. Wyatt 4 years ago

      Talent doesn’t just magically happen when you use a computer… its the same thing as paper just with a few added sparkles here and there.

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    6. Rogue343 3 years ago

      I know right…
      15 is the worst year to start loving conceptional art.

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      1. shiiggyy 3 years ago

        why is 15 the worst year to love concept art

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  3. Benjie 6 years ago

    i said it in the last inspiration section, and i have to say it again: this is so bloody useful!. really, i thought i new just about every artist out there, this section has introduced me to so many more, and has really inspired me to keep on workin!

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  4. Lance Yau 6 years ago

    I really love the one where a dragon is being shot at by modern day soldiers. You don’t see that often.

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    1. Pogo 5 years ago

      Wallin is a brilliant dude and works so damn hard, been keeping an eye on him for a while and he never ceases to amaze.

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  5. SMK 6 years ago

    Dragons are so iconic and overdone it’s difficult nowadays to come up with new designs that have never been seen. At this point all dragons are just inspired variations of previous designs. That being said, nothing is cooler than a classically designed dragon :)

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  6. robb 6 years ago

    what kind of new dragon will that be ?
    the only dragon in my mind are something like illustrated above.

    oh btw, those are incredible dragons, especially those with ‘horns’ around their mouth.

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  7. Kalkin 6 years ago

    Four or five of those were adequte.

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  8. MTG roxx, obv 6 years ago

    If you play Magic: The Gathering you’ll see a lot of these in there.

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  9. trence5 6 years ago

    Damn, I love this site…..

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  10. Gina Alessia 6 years ago

    Wow, this is awsome. The second picture rules.

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  11. sarxan 6 years ago

    kerembeyit’s dragons are one of bests ,it would be nice to see them here
    http://www.theartofkerembeyit.com,

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  12. Jewels 6 years ago

    The ninth one. Its as if the sound thats coming from the dragon is creating a mini eathquake; the picture looks like its shaking because of the blur.

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  13. dark-blast 6 years ago

    killing blog!! I am dying just watch this page..! Ha!

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  14. vasanth 6 years ago

    wow no words…..!

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  15. Richie 5 years ago

    Wow… exquisite.. these illustrations are breathtaking!!

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  16. dreamtrip 5 years ago

    for those in need…there are free digital drawing tools such as:
    1. GIMP for image manipulation
    2. Inkscape for vector drawings
    3. Artrage has a free edition
    and then there’s the educational versions of softwares like 3dstudio max, autoCAD available at the autodesk student community.
    Please google key terms to reach the site and unleash yourselves on the art world…
    all the best..

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  17. barkat changezi 4 years ago

    hi,
    every body i am new in concept art,but i can draw and paint.i want to improver my concept art skill.for this what should i do?i am thank full to help me for this.
    thanks.

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    1. Eru 4 years ago

      Keep practicing (I’m not a concept artist but concept artist tells me this and everyone will tell you the samething).
      If your good at painting why not learn sculpting, Architect, 3D modelling, Costume idea designs etc. Do a lot. Have a good day and wish you the best :)

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  18. Eru 4 years ago

    Beautiful dragons and no matter what software they use or if its traditional the work of these valuable artist produce amazing but inexplicable artwork.

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  19. Connor 4 years ago

    A couple of these stand out, but the others are pretty generic and boring.

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  20. Jason Holbert 4 years ago

    Totally disagree with previous comment about them being generic and boring. Theres some really good artwork on display here. More please!!

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  21. Edward Halmurzaev 3 years ago

    Beautiful dragons

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  22. Enes Dirig 3 years ago

    Hey! Where is Kerem Beyit? You may add him dragon work.

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  23. Rogue343 3 years ago

    This is soooooooooo epic!!!!!!!!!!!!
    but the dragons are mostly evil. Why’s that?!?!?!?!
    Anyway, epic artwork, can’t wait to do some of my own!

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