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About Sandra Staple
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Thank you to everyone who has purchased my book(s)! I really appreciate the support and hope everyone enjoys them!
I have some exciting news for everyone as well- I am currently working on creating a companion sketchbook. The idea is that there will be some new, exclusive content at the beginning of the book, but then the majority of the book will be blank sketchbook pages of good quality, acid and lignin free paper. It currently slated to be released in September 2021.
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Sandra Staple was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she now lives with her husband, Jason, daughter, Chloe, and son, Logan. Her mother is a local artist, so Sandra has been drawing and painting since she was a young girl, earning distinctions in English and art in high school.
She graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a major in computing and information systems, and a minor in creative writing. After graduating, Sandra worked as a business and systems analyst for 17 years before deciding to leave the corporate world to focus on her art.
In 2008 Sandra published her first book, "Drawing Dragons" which has been the #1 best seller in the Teen/Mythology section on Amazon.com for two years (2016-2018). This first book is 150 pages long and focuses on drawing in graphite pencil, including steps on shading dragons. It also includes a 16 page color insert done in colored pencil.
In early 2018 Sandra finished her second book, "Drawing Fantastic Dragons" which teaches drawing dragons in colored pencil, including several steps on how to color and finish each tutorial. It is 144 pages and in full color.
Both can be bought as a stand alone book, or as a set, as no artwork was repeated between the two books.
Sandra has also managed a very popular personal web gallery of her art since university, at www.canadiandragon.com.
When not drawing or spending time with her family and friends, Sandra can usually be found working in her gardens or elbow deep in her fish tank.
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In easy-to-follow, step-by-step detail, Drawing Dragons teaches you all the tricks and techniques you’ll need to create your own amazing dragons. You’ll discover how to draw all types of dragons using nothing but a pencil. Drawing Dragons shows how to bring to life fierce warriors and bearded ancients as well as baby hatchlings and protective mothers. It also features a special section on adding claws, scales, horns, jewels and other unique details to your dragons.
Learn to draw:
• Ferocious, attacking dragons
•Graceful sea dragons
•Fire-breathing flying dragons
•Wise, thoughtful dragons
If you can dream it, this book will show you how to bring it to life in distinct and dramatic color. With easy-to-follow, step- by-step instructions, Drawing Fantastic Dragons teaches the tricks and techniques to create your own amazing art.
Start with a sketch of the dragon’s body form. Then add the head, tail, arms and legs. Next customize it with one of the many styles of horns, scales, claws and wings detailed in this guide. You will even learn how to add age, personality and animal attributes to your dragon.
Lastly, author Sandra Staple shows how to finish your dragon drawing with amazing color effects. Packed with example after example, this hands-on guide features dragons of all shapes and sizes, and includes a special section on how to draw unique beasts like earth, air, and fire dragons, wyverns, hydras, and more.