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Amphithere by KatePfeilschiefter Amphithere by KatePfeilschiefter
This was a sort of fun practice thing. I came across a tiny photo of a wyvern maquette from "Reign of Fire" and used it as reference to see if I could paint something that looked like a sculpted model. Moved away from that idea a bit towards the end, but it was still entertaining.

Why an amphithere? Because nobody draws them, and they're totally awesome. Draw them more people. C'mon, chop chop.
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werewolfy01 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know the amphithere, they live in north and south america, astecs thought they were gods and they have fetherlike scales.
they belong to one of my favorit dragons.

maybe i should start making them again
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The term amphithere/amphiptere actually originates from European Heraldry where it was used to describe flying winged serpents, typically with bat-like wings. You may associate the term now with the aztec feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl because the Dragonology books invented that connection. They're essentially the same thing, but are geographically and culturally unrelated. However, if you wanted a term to refer to winged serpent type dragons in general, "amphithere" is as good as any. Just trying clarify things a bit on the origin of the creature.
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ryanedgcumbe Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You inspire!
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Aprilweredragon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Wow!
I like ampitheres!^^
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SilentClamity Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I featured your piece in my journal, here: [link] ^^,
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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SilentClamity Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome. ^^
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DreamBurst Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
FF you're making me want to get to my ref sheet! I have a version that I'm fiddling around with, but I'm leaning more towards the "feathered serpent" variety. Plus lots of shiny bits. Cause magic. <_<
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StraightUpRaver Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its rare to see someone draw an Amphithere :) one of the more underappraciated dragon-serpents lmfao :D
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DragonMyths Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are right Amphiptheres are not very often drawn So yeah, I understand your point :) Very nice one ^^
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