Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Dragon

See also: Dragon in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

A mythical fire-breathing lizard.

Default posture: segreant (rampant wings addorsed). No proper coloration.

Dragon (1) §

The term “segreant” describes a winged quadruped rampant, with wings addorsed and elevated

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Dragon (2) §

The term “segreant” describes a winged quadruped rampant, with wings addorsed and elevated

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux (attributed).

Dragon (3) §

The term “segreant” describes a winged quadruped rampant, with wings addorsed and elevated.

This depiction is poor style as the wings are excessively large.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Dragon (4) §

The term “segreant” describes a winged quadruped rampant, with wings addorsed and elevated

Source: Heraldic Badges. Artist unknown. (From page 142.) Adapted from Prince Arthur's Book.

Dragon (5) §

The term “segreant” describes a winged quadruped rampant, with wings addorsed and elevated

Artist: Elspeth Farre.

Dragon Couchant Wings Close Dexter Forepaw Raised §

Dragon Displayed (1) §

No longer registerable following the January 2018 ruling on quadrupeds affronty.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Dragon Displayed (2) §

No longer registerable following the January 2018 ruling on quadrupeds affronty.

Because the dragon’s forelegs overlap its wings and are not visible against the field, this could easily be mistaken for a wyvern if the internal detailing was not shown clearly.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Dragon Displayed (3) §

No longer registerable following the January 2018 ruling on quadrupeds affronty.

Artist: Alexandre Saint Pierre.

Dragon Dormant (1) §

No longer registrable as dormant beasts were disallowed on the January 2018 cover letter.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Dragon Dormant (2) §

No longer registrable as dormant beasts were disallowed on the January 2018 cover letter.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Dragon Dormant (3) §

No longer registrable as dormant beasts were disallowed on the January 2018 cover letter.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn. Adapted by Þórý Veðardóttir.

Dragon Sejant Affronty (1) §

No longer registerable following the January 2018 ruling on quadrupeds affronty.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Dragon Sejant Affronty (2) §

No longer registerable following the January 2018 ruling on quadrupeds affronty.

Artist: Elspeth Farre.

Dragon Volant §

The depiction has been unregistrable since 1991, as volant is not a defined posture for quadrupeds.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux (attributed).

Wingless Dragon Couchant §

Dragons typically have wings unless blazoned otherwise.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Wingless Dragon Passant §

Dragons typically have wings unless blazoned otherwise.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Oriental Dragon In Annulo (1) §

Oriental dragons are considered a Step From Period Practice (SFPP).

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux (attributed).

Oriental Dragon In Annulo (2) §

Oriental dragons are considered a Step From Period Practice (SFPP).

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux (attributed).

Oriental Dragon Passant §

Oriental dragons are considered a Step From Period Practice (SFPP).

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Dragon's Head Cabossed Breathing Fire (1) §

Source: Pennsic Heralds’ Point Artists. Artist unknown.

Dragon's Head Cabossed Breathing Fire (2) §

Dragon's Head Erased (2) §

Note that this depiction is considered poor style as it should have larger jags in order to meet the current recommendations for erasing.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.