Preview a Dragon Turtle from Dracopedia The Bestiary

Check out this awesome Dragon Turtle in William O’Connor’s Dracopedia The Bestiary (May 2013). The Dragon Turtle is able to reach titanic sizes of more than 100 feet (30m) in length, and was a terrible threat to the sea creatures within its range in the southern Pacific Ocean. It seeks out unique hunting opportunities, snatching prey such as horses, cows, seals and even whales that come near its serpentine head and snatching beak.

Dragon Turtle by William O'Connor

William O’Connor commissioned sculptor Christina Yoder to create a 3-D work based on his concept design for the Dragon Turtle. For an in-depth look at Yoder’s artistic process in creating this masterful sculpture, visit to download a free bonus PDF of the demonstration.

Dragon Turtle Sculpture by Christina Yoder


Learn how to draw more fantastical dragons and beasts from William O’Connor‘s Dracopedia series!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR | William O’Connor
William O’Connor has been drawing monsters and dragons since he was a little boy, so he decided to make a career out of it. William is the artist of over 3,000 published illustrations for games, books and advertising over the past 20 years. Winning more than 30 awards for his work, William has contributed to Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art seven times and has been nominated for several Chesley Awards for outstanding work in the field of fantasy illustration. Other titles in his bestselling Dracopedia series include Dracopedia and Dracopedia: The Great Dragons. Visit his website at



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