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WP's Dragon Guide, part 02 by Paperiapina WP's Dragon Guide, part 02 by Paperiapina
Big File Warning!


Part 1: [link]
Part 3: [link]

Told ya I wasn't going to stop in the first part. My dragon wing ramblings still continue to bug you who are brave or stupid enough to read it through. Sorry for the text heavy start, in my files this whole thing is just one single collection of papers (this second part consisting of pages 6-10)

On a side note: I can has camera! 8D So I decided to put it in good use. Since my little scribble of my kingfisher skin is small, ugly and inaccurate, here's a photo of the real thing: [link] If you need/want more photos, just bark at me, and I'll snap some more.

More to come.

Also: Please, correct me if I'm wrong. But keep in mind that you must prepare some reasoning for it, as I am a geek with no life, who likes to think and discuss about these things.

Edit:
Oh, and before I forget: When I said in there that the head of the kingfisher is as long as the rest of the body, I meaned the part between the neck and tail. Tail is just feathers, I didn't include it in my sentence. (And probably made myself look pretty stupid).

EDIT 2:
Wow, I just have actually found a real life example of hind-leg wings. (well, they aren't suit for flying, but gliding, but nevertheless) Check this out! [link]
Just when you think you know pretty much of the real creatures, the mother nature comes and slaps you in the face by bringing up something like this. Awesome!
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Shadyserpent269 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
I know this will sound idiotic but. Shouldn't dragonite not be able to fly?
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Paperiapina Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Dragonite the Pokémon as seen on official art could never ever be able to fly under the standard laws of physics. Pokémon work by magic.
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Shadyserpent269 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Magic, i thought it was nintendo logic?

Also anyway of improving a dragonite? im trying to figure it out for my nuzlocke.
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halfbreed Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I think out of all the tuts I've collected over time, the sarcasm and humor in this one makes it doubly worth reading through! XD HAHA!
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Lostkavi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
on the note on musculature, most dragons are drawn or at least referenced with a ton of chitenous plating, which would mute a lot of the muscle curves - but your points are taken well - that is, when tears are not in my eyes from laughing.
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furballofthefullmoon Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha, ANYONE is better at push ups than I am. My record is .7, and that's with some generous rounding.
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Frazzled-Niya Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehehe XD your small winged dragon trying to fly...*snickers* looks like a cute lil cow with pointy bits XDDD *shot*
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Da-Lizzard Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank ou for saying bug wings don't work on vertebrates. It kind of annoys me when people put insectile wings on dragons.
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ArkoOnuva Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
I love where you are going with this except for one tiny thing. The "ancestor" Picture is a little annoying. I'm not genna be mean, BUT: That picture shows a squamate(member of squamata; order of snakes an lizards) Now, if that was a draconian ancestor, dragons would look more like winged lizards or like dracos (an extant species in the rain forest). SO, now seeing that, the appropriate theory would be to say that dragons are of the order Archesauria (dinosaurs) Which came before snakes and lizards. I love your rant so far apart from that one tiny little thing!
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Da-Lizzard Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The draco genus are agamids, related to, say, your everyday average bearded dragon. In no way are they archosaurs. I don't believe the similar Permian "flying" reptile was an archosaur either.
But I do agree that dragons should be archosaurs. But most all early reptiles looked like sprawling-gaited lizard things, so it just depends on how far back she's going.
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