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Book of Dragons – Bill Canales 

Here be dragons…

Japanese dragon tattoos have proved to be enduringly popular. Unlike their Western counterparts, Japanese dragons are associated with wisdom, wealth, and benevolence; and this is evident in the grace and elegance of the tattoo designs.

Few artists have mastered the art of dragons like Bill Canales. In his captivating publication, Book of Dragons, he shares some of his finest tattoo designs, from their initial sketches to the final, polished images.

  • A collector’s item – the best tattoo books always are!

Those with a deep appreciation of Japanese art are sure to want the Book of Dragons for their collection. It’s hotly anticipated to be one of the best tattoo books of 2020, and its subject matter makes it a must-have publication for Japanese tattoo aficionados.

The portrait-orientated hardcover book is 11” by 14” (279 x 355 mm), and comes in a cloth-covered folding box case. This ensures that it stays well-protected, as well as marking it as a true collector’s item. Each design is printed on 200gsm premium art paper, to complement each image.

  • About the artist

Bill Canales has been tattooing since 1992. During this time, he’s focused his attention on Japanese designs; an area that is notoriously complex, especially given the intricacy of the designs and the symbolism behind them.

He specializes in large-scale pieces; bright, striking sleeves, and full-body suits, which respect the original designs while exploring fresh ways of representing them. When not creating books, Bill can be found at his studio, Full Circle Tattoo, in San Diego.

  • Limited-edition tattoo art book

This is a limited-edition book, and Kintaro will only be publishing 1,000 copies in total. This means, if you want to invest in a copy, it’s best to order sooner rather than later. Book of Dragons features 50 horizontal fold-out pages, which enable you to open up each ‘dragon’ and study it at leisure.

The date for the official book release is scheduled for October 2020. 

Title: Book of Dragons 

Binding: Hardcover + folding box case with locks made
 from 5mm-thick grey plate covered with cloth

Language: English

Paper-type: 200 gr. OJI Matt Art

Page-total: 50 horizontal gatefolds, displacing at 22" x 14" size + 14 typical 

Size: 11” by 14” (279 x 355 mm)

Scheduled release date: October 2020

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
Book of Dragons- Bill Canales

Thank you so much for the elegant presentation and the methodical breakdown of the process. I will be punching scab-dragons for the rest of my life, now more informed than I thought possible!


The book of Dragons is by far the best references book of dragons I have seen in a long time.
The book it’s self is made to the highest standard and the layout is really helpful

Pretty damn AMAZING!

I knew this book was going to be a good product, but I didn't expect it to be SO incredible!
Whether or not you just want a beautiful book of dragons for general reference, or you want a step by step breakdown of Bill's process of sketch, line, to fully shaded studies, you will NOT be disappointed!
All I can say is get this one before they're sold out!

Bill Canales

Amazing work and great inspiration and reference for our shop!

My Husband Loved it!

It was everything I had hoped for him! He was so surprised and beyond excited. The package came extremely fast from the UK to Hawaii, and it was obviously packed with care and attention. I know these books have played a part in motivating him for success in the New Year! Thank you Kintaro Publishing!

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