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WP's Dragon Guide, part 01 by Paperiapina WP's Dragon Guide, part 01 by Paperiapina
WARNING: Huuuuuuge file ahead!

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Part 2: [link]
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I mentioned in my latest journal, that I've been working on a dragon related rant-tutorial-ish-guide-sorta-thingy, and this is the beginning of it. This contains the first five pages of my ... umh, thinking? It's just a start, so far I have made 14 pages, but these are the only ones that have been approved by my dragon specialist, Alchi.

The future parts will include thoughts, rants, tips and advice about how I think a good dragons are made.

Although, this thing only covers the usual fantasy dragons, the type known as western type, and it's not valid in making eastern dragons. (Comparing western dragons and eastern dragons is like comparing a lizard and a wind. Western dragons are usually reptile-like winged beasts who spit fire or some similar element (ice, lightning, poison, acid, and I'm pretty sure some people have invented even more of these) where as the deepest essence of an eastern dragon is wind. Eastern dragons are the spirits of rivers and winds, and thus have as much need for wings as clouds do.)

If you have any questions or wishes for what I should include in the following parts, let me know and I'll check what I can do to help you with them.

NOTE: This is only a start, I'm just clearing my throat in here. This first part contains the first five of AT LEAST fourteen pages, probably more to come (as I really REALLY want to poke the idea of dragonriders around, and possibly some other ideas too). So, there will be more. You won't get away from my ramblings this easy.
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VeeXanya9 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my god, I know that book your talking about. I used to worship it as a kid and still keep it in my bookshelf to this day ^^' Even when I was little I was skeptical about how dragon wings being extra bend would help them fly like bumblebees. Thank you for validating that concern :3
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Saphira1334 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH MY GOD THANK YOU i always hated those big bellied small winged dragons
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ThisLittleBluebird Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally somebody who agrees with me!

Seeing this, I've realized how well-rounded an artist you are! I was a huge fan of Wurr for a while, and I'm only just now finding your page again. I think you have a very active new watcher! C:
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DragonFlame123 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Interesting
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Bluedramon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Dragons could fly because their wings were uber-flexible."

Even the animated movie Flight Of Dragons offered a better explanation than that.
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Lostkavi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Oh crap, the more i read, the funnier it gets. the really aweful jokes are hysterical because that sort of half-assed humour is at least constant. (fell out of chair laughing) :lmao:
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IFoldBooks Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, an interesting and amazing insight to dragon anatomy. Full of humor too, cracked me up quite a number of times :D. I love the way you ranted on and on about how conventional dragons. Made for a rather amusing read.

Oh, and of course, very informative. Instead of just telling us how to draw dragons like other tutorials, you tell us why too! A very good tutorial! :)
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Lostkavi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
:D I love it! I can't draw for crap, but it's still great.
eheh (nudge nudge) If you want the notion of dragon riders poked at, check the novel in my gallery, Dynasty of Dragons. If it's your sort of read, I think you might like it.

Anyway, your stuff - Liking it!
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Lostkavi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
:D I love it! I can't draw for crap, but it's still great.
eheh (nudge nudge) If you want the notion of dragon riders poked at, check the novel in my gallery, Dynasty of Dragons. If it's your sort of read, I think you might like it.

Anyway, your stuff - Liking it!
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DragonLegend13 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You make some very good points there:)
I always try to give my dragons good flight muscle but their front legs keep getting in the wayXD
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