This exhaustive reference of dragon designs details how to make realistic dragons based on mythological models. More than 72 patterns cover the range of historical and contemporary dragons, from worms to the shape-changing Drake, and can be used in a variety of mediums. A comprehensive look at the dragon's skeletal structure, scales, and head provides a useful understanding of dragon anatomy. Simple test patterns form the foundation for creating all the included ferocious creatures. An introductory description of dragon types and a survey of dragon lore contextualize this guide.