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Sapient Dragon Profile by KatePfeilschiefter Sapient Dragon Profile by KatePfeilschiefter
Update: Came up with a different coloured version, previous edition was too monochromatic.

Playing around with dragon anatomy. Trying to evoke a feeling of intelligence while still being as anatomically realistic as possible. I kinda like this guy, let's call him Rhaigo. He parties hard and likes to trot.
Dragons are called Drakons in the Aerie, (a minuscule difference I know). It's more consistent with how "dragon" has been spelled historically.

Drawn with pencil, painted in photoshop.

Concept (c) me.
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jacob-reddinger Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That . . .is amazing! Great artwork! :)
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VincentRinehart Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That face has a lot of personality to it. And that hole in his hocks is a very interesting addition. Is there a specific reason or purpose for it, or just for aesthetics?
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Just trying it out aesthetically. In nature that space is covered by skin, but it's really just an empty gap
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VincentRinehart Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, I just noticed that someone else asked that same question. x3 My bad!
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niteclaw Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he is gorgeous D:
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OliveTheBreloom Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This fellow does have a very clever face, and I like how you've done the torso and wing muscles and the whiskers.
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Azureith Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Artist
i just love how detailed your art always it :)
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MIKECORRIERO Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Love it Katie
The color came out beautiful and I love the texture/detailing. Forgive the question if this was intentional, but did you leave the opening between the Achilles tendon connected to the heel and the tibia on purpose? Instead of it being covered by skin such as in horses and other ungulates.
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

Yeah, and really just for the heck of it. I imagine it would be funny thinking of all the strange ornamentation they could loop through there. And as far as I know, there really is nothing other than skin filling that gap in other animals.
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MIKECORRIERO Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Yea, most likely as an obvious protection of that vital tendon as well as not to allow stuff to get stuck or catch on the open "port between the tendon and the tibia/leg. Interesting idea, to perhaps decorate the open ankle with rings, tied feathers, maybe even armor/artificial spurs.
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