Category: Books,Arts & Photography,Graphic Design

Dragons and Wizards CD-ROM and Book (Dover Electronic Clip Art) Details

Dragons — those vigilant guardians of fair maidens and treasures — and a passel of powerful practitioners of wizardry are featured in this exciting CD-ROM and book collection. These 190 original illustrations of smoke- and fire-breathing dragons, scaly creatures of the sea, and wizards with long beards and flowing robes are ready to create instant interest wherever they're used. Included in this set are:One CD-ROM containing 190 high-quality, permission-free images scanned at 600 dpi and saved in six different formats (TIFF, PICT, EPS, BMP, as well as Internet-ready JPEG and GIF). A large-format 48-page book with every image on the CD-ROM printed large and clearly for easy reference. A CD-ROM and book set offering artists and crafters a virtually inexhaustible supply of graphics, this versatile array of easy-to-reproduce art will lend a touch of fantasy to any print project.


To be honest, I purchased this book & CD-ROM mostly for the Wizard images. It contains a decent amount of Wizards and other magical characters. About 66% of the book contains dragon designs. A small portion of the dragon section contains European dragons, however the majority of dragons included in this book are Asian. I would have given it 5 stars if only this collection included more European dragon designs and more detailed image descriptions. I also found a few but really nice medieval Sorceress images that I will definitely implement in my designs. Overall, the added CD-ROM with 6 different image formats makes this a very useful resource. The fact that all images in this collection are permission-free makes this a great buy.