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Hexapteryx Archeophis by KatePfeilschiefter Hexapteryx Archeophis by KatePfeilschiefter
Another one of these guys,

Next is Hexapteryx Archeophis. (Names aren't very consistent at this time, pay no heed) This guy is a little further along the line in terms of flight development. His middle limb set is being relegated to primary wing duty, and his forearms are taking on climbing. The tail is looking a little prehensile as well, and his body is overall more mammalian in structure. His larger teeth suggest he's tackling fleshier prey.

Just wondering, what's the general opinion on the yellowish colour from the paper, looks good or is greyscale preferred?
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:iconmittenstheninjakitty:
I like the sepia-thing you have going on here, it really suits the dragon! 
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Dragon83m Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love the details and the thought. Brilliant!
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21gunbunnies Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
I like the sepia-look, makes it look more fancy like an old science book :)
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SemiSecret Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
hard to find 'traditional' art these days that isn't done digitally.
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:iconscourgeofdawn:
ScourgeOfDawn Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I WANT ONE!!
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like your take on the evolution of dragons. :) You make it seem quite plausible that a dragon could evolve- all we need to do is relocate one of these little guys to an alien planet, and we can have a dragon-like creature in a SF setting. Greyscale is nice, but the yellowish color does help a bit with the three-dimensional effect. If you have a sketchpad with yellowish paper, you can try using a white colored pencil for highlights. Some other artists do that, and it looks pretty nice.
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MakoServitor Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this guy.. especially the thickness and poise of the middle outer joints for stability. I'm a fanatic for good anatomy, and this little creature is very well designed. Great job.
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Moonstar37 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Now that is something I would love to have sitting on my shoulder!
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:icontoko-hikari:
Toko-Hikari Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a cute one. <3 Concerning the colour: Looks absolutely perfect just the way it is. ^^
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:iconnaresie:
Naresie Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice and neat design, it looks very impressive and realistic.
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:iconarmando-huerta:
Armando-Huerta Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Me like :)
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:iconartgeek99:
artgeek99 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't see yellow... but great picture ^v^b
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:iconkodaic:
Kodaic Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I love his webbed hands! Awesome anatomy, I could see this being an actual creature. :)
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:icontimberwolf581:
Timberwolf581 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It looks amazing.
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:icongilpires:
GilPires Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Thumbs UUUUUPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconlazycat1984:
lazycat1984 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
good grief, that's a great drawing!
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:iconcomebackgirl99:
Comebackgirl99 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really awesome!
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:iconaetherfang:
aetherfang Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Writer
Either paper choice is fine, I think that the yellowish lends more towards an encyclopedic look.
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:iconpeacock95:
Peacock95 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
wow <3
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:iconjogi9043:
Jogi9043 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Cool
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ravencraft-nkfb Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
wonderful!
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:iconwestlylafleur:
WestlyLaFleur Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:clap:
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:iconbrynios:
Brynios Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work :) very well done
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:iconjbrenthill:
jbrenthill Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is incredible! Beautiful work! I like the yellowish paper, but that's just my opinion!
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Night-Fury-Scream Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How beautiful! You're an incredible artist.
Also, you're good at naming these creatures. I can't come up with a scientific name to save my life. :XD:
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Huffpuff-vivereartes Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful!!!
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LoveAmongTheRuins Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful. I love the detail. I didn't even notice the different paper colour until you mentioned it. I like it personally. I think greyscale would be less 3D and real, but as I said I didn't even notice the change so I might not be the best judge.
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Pericynthi-Beth17 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Writer
Oh my, this is so wonderfully detailed and original! This reminds me of a combination of Cameron's Thanator and a book-style of dragon I once saw called a Mongolian Howler. You have an incredible imagination to envision such a fantastic creature and incredibly skilled hands to bring it to life like this?

If the yellowish colour is what you're using now, then please by all means keep it this way. I think if you switched it to something more stark like a grayscale that it might lose some of its natural texture. If this pictured is grayscale then I would definitely be curious to see the original yellow . . . I am still just in awe.

Wonderful job!
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missMiku-chanX Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student
AMAZING!!! :D
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:iconthedragondragoth:
TheDragonDragoth Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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Whistleman92 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like this, maybe beacuse i like dinosaurs :) I'm like a dinosaur's encyclopedia. Even if this drawn isn't real... it's so cool :)
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SarpaxD Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks real o.o great work!
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NatashaErdeiDrawings Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
looks good :)
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DricheeChung Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The texture looks awesome!!!
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Barramundi-Guy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
i like the greyscale it makes it look like its out of a textbook
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:iconeddenrabin:
eddenrabin Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
keep the color, looks nice
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fractalxavier91 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
The hint of color makes it easier on the eyes than straight black/white would be. It also gives just a nice touch of ambiance, like it's a slightly light-decayed page from an old journal. I say keep it. :)
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TsuriaDragon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
great sketch :)
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JGuerra150 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
This is really nice. I think the yellow color looks nice, but its entirely up to you
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DarkDraculina Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
This looks so......stunning. I love the detail of him! The scales look so cleanly drawn and not jumbled together!
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