Design Dragons with Personality! | Piya Wannachaiwong | Skillshare

Design Dragons with Personality!

Piya Wannachaiwong, Fantasy Illustrator

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13 Lessons (2h 41m)
    • 1. Welcome Aboard

    • 2. Characters Welcome

    • 3. Refer This

    • 4. I Do Not Bite My Thumb At You

    • 5. Rule of Thumbnails

    • 6. What Are Your Values?

    • 7. Family Values

    • 8. Family Values Too

    • 9. Really LONG (Optional!) Value Video

    • 10. Jamaican Me Color

    • 11. Balancing Scales

    • 12. Color Crazy

    • 13. Really REALLY LONG Color Video (Also Optional)


About This Class


Students will learn how to not just create a cool looking dragon, but one with personality. We will do this by examining a character from well known stories (such as the Evil Queen from Snow White) and reinterpreting this character as a dragon. 

This class will be a fun way to help establish a strong foundation of storytelling with art. This is for art students looking to get into industries such as video games, movies and comics.

This class is open to any media. Having a good foundation in drawing is very helpful, but not absolutely necessary. While this class focuses on dragons, the skills learned here will help students create impactful art with any the subject matter.

Students will walk away from this class with a finished painting that they can be proud of.

My work can be found here:

Write me: [email protected]





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Piya Wannachaiwong

Fantasy Illustrator

I have been a fantasy illustrator since 2005. Clients have included Fantasy Flight Games, Albino Dragon, Unchained Fantasy and Kobold Press. I have had the privilege of designing creatures of all kinds, cute and scary, large and small, wicked and friendly. I have an unhealthy obsession with coming up with new creatures and I'd like to share that with you.

I also have a passion for teaching; I have had the opportunity to teach art to students age 5-105 in a variety of settings: academia...

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