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Phew, that was hard to write, really!:faint:

If you'd like me to add something, tell me PLZ:)
I hope my English doesn't suck that much...
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etoile19990412 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME! Thank you so much ^^
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Takerutakaishe Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
how do you access the tutorial?
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Apsaravis Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Click 'download' button.
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:iconluted:
Luted Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it!
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SSnakEE Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanx a lot :)
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MVTPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is going to be HUGE help! Thanks for posting this :)
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LycreaMoon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't see it... o.o
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:iconapsaravis:
Apsaravis Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Try "download image":)
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LycreaMoon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
oh ok. =)
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e-prezes Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
ciekawy tutorial.
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runningstreem Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Your english was great, don't worry about it :)

This was fun for me. Your tutorial contains a lot of ideas that I have picked up myself over time, especially referencing off of dinosaur fossils. This was fun to see it put into a tutorial.

By the way, your drawings are beautiful :D
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:iconmith-cest-moi:
Mith-cest-Moi Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great tut!
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Cici3 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this! It'll be a great help in improving my dragons!
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Bunnypuma Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's great how you show the resemblance of the dragon to the... dinosaur XD the eye and wing part are very helpful ^w^ :+fav:
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Neon-Tigerz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Can i ask you a question if you don't mind?
You said in the tutorial that drawing eyes like that is wrong,but i'm using Dragonology books manly as ref and they all use eyes like that..and their dragons look brill.:O
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Mintoons Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I was actually looking for a tutorial on reptile anatomy, but this looks pretty good too.

I have an animal anatomy book that seems to cover every animal except birds and reptiles.
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JurassicalZooKeeper Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
This was really helpful! Yeesh, I've been making a lot of mistakes when I draw dragons. D: :+fav:
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Tokarief Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Dzięki, teraz wiem jak dokładniej rysować smoki :XD:
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ankewehner Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a very nice turotial, but one thing bothers me: Did you actually check if the photos you found through google are free to use without citing the actual source?
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NizhoniWolf Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
many thanks for the tut
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dragonart55 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
ok that eye thingie i gotta stop drawing them that way !!!
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sesshomarulover63 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
that looksd awsome!!!! i love drawing dragons too! i like draing wars. i'll have to put some on DA.
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Taasla Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Considering this is a more "realistic" dragon tutorial, wouldn't it be imperative to fuse the spine like a bird's? Birds have fused sections of their spine called the notarium/thoracic vertibrae and synsacrum. The fused sections start behind the cervical vertibrae and add stability to flight.

Here's a great photo of the area I'm talking about:
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I believe that if you are going to hark about not giving a dragon mammalian features (birds do have eye-whites btw and they can be visible), then it's imperative that you study what makes avians able to fly. The reason a bird can fly is not just because it has feathers.
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Apsaravis Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know that not only feathers allow birds to fly. I didn't reference birds here mainly because my dragons don't have carina. But you're right about the spine - if I were going to write this kind of tutorial now (this one is 3 years old 0_o), it would be waay different. I haven't deleted this tut yet only because people seem to like it:shrug:
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Taasla Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It may be three years old, but it's still very popular and helpful. C:
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Sophtopus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Mm, very helpful reference here.

*fav*
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LeasBored Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh, thank you.. ._.
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dethzen Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Professional Artist
Beautiful tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing with us :D
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redwerecat Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey! This is an extremely helpful tutorial. It's awesome.
THANKS!
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darquepinkpaper Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist
Aww, I can't see this tutorial and I can't see the image through downloading either. ><
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Apsaravis Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have this problem with many pictures, but constant page refreshing usually helps:)
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darquepinkpaper Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist
OMGOSH YOU FIXED IT WITH MAGICAL REPLYING AWESOMEPOWERS. Nice TUT! =D!!
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Imaginary-Shadow Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
I love you~ :love: :heart:~

>w<

I've been needing this for a while! D8
I don't do well with animals in the first place... -w-'
reptiles are hard!
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Tiberius-Aires Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Well, if nothing else, I learned that the way I do wings is mostly right....

Now, I just need to work on the rest...
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Gally7 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
I like your tutorial! fav+
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Ozkumeti Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Wow, I love this! Faving++
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Dragonhid60 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Great!
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Tiyger Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice and helpful tutorial!
I noticed that the majority (all of them pictured in the tutorial here at least) seem to be bipedal dragons. I know there is some difference in the placement of joints, bones, and connective skin and muscle of quadraped. I see you did this tutorial over 2 years ago, but if you were to do another, would you consider including the differences between drawing a biped and drawing a quadraped?
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Apsaravis Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I don't think I'll do another part of this tutorial, actually I'm going to write something about raptors (dunno when, though).
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2-tailed-fox Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
Wow! Awesome tutorail! It's perfect! I'll be using this to draw a few dragons xD
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Icalasari Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
That helps out ALOT!

Also, Blah at no mammalian eyes. Some of my dragons have kinder, more mammal-like faces, and reptilian eyes tend to clash intensely with those faces

That, and the eyes are sometime too huge for irises that big to be plausible XD
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SonyMony Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008   Digital Artist
Great tutorial! Very helpfull with a lot of details, Thanks a lot!
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deadrabbit13 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good idea including the photos of animals with similar structure. Its always good to get the point across with proof that mother nature does it that way too.
Oh yes, and the membrane that we all neglet.
And now I can't remember what that animal is that you based that one off of. I used to have a little toy of it in a very similar pose.
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tyshadragon Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
Great tutorial, very useful :)
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appel-ninja-warrior Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
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chibiryu92 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome! This may prove to be useful to me! :) Thanks!
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Kirryuu Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
Very nice tutorial, and I like how you make your dragons mainly reptilian based.

I also like how you pointed out on how the eyes should be more reptilian, and how they shouldn't have a white, mammal-like sclera. It kind of irks me when people do that, even though I did it at one point, too.
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SubliminallanimilbuS Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
Awsome, gave me some great starters. Thanks!
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SilverLupo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's really helpful tutorial !
Thanks a lot :)
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FatDragonFriend Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
This helps me too, even though I draw fat dragons, o well.
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