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Muzafr takes off from the balcony overlooking the Western Wall Plaza, gaining some height and doing a quick survey of the Eastern Quarter before heading to her personal holy of holy places, the Dome of the Rock.

Hehe, sorry commissioners - I had to do some personal art or I was gonna pop faster than a balloon being hugged by Muzafr here. I'm going to be enacting a mini-personal-art-plan, too, where either every week or every five commissions, whichever comes first, I'm going to do a personal piece. It's a workable schedule, and I need to draw Muzafr more often. :P

Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiings~ <3 Art-wise, I love how this turned out. Nice texture and sharpened up those scales. Image of the Dome of the Rock in the background is a picture taken by myself, standing on the same balcony overlooking the Western Wall Plaza and Dome of the Rock in the background. Found that balcony on one of my forays to the Temple Mount.

Muzafr is my sona, dudes.

Enjoy!
Art/Muzafr (c) me
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:iconxervir:
You should know that on feathered flighted animals on the upstroke (or backstroke) of the wing the feathers are angled out of phase with each other to allow air to pass through the wing so that the backstroke isn't working against staying aloft.

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Notice in the link how you can actually see the bird through the wing because the feathers are separated in second picture.
The feathers angle themselves to vertical to allow the wing to move upward and air presses them back into alignment on the down stroke, that's why feathers' stems aren't exactly in the middle of the feather (at least not on flight feathers, body feathers maybe). The stem is off center so that air will have greater force on one side than the other, so depending on whether the wing is moving up or down it will either twist the feather or press it against the next feather back toward the body, which in turn will be pressed against the next down the line (which also means that feathers closer to the wingtips should be under feathers closer the body as displayed here:
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I can't tell whether that is down stroke or up stroke, and I can't tell which feathers are on top of which, but I have seen this dragon in another one of your works, so I thought that a bit of the anatomy and physics behind a feathered wing might be useful to you.
What do you think?
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MinorElite Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh my..that is some beautiful dragon artwork o,o really..its awesome~
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconminorelite:
MinorElite Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
np!
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:iconlizardseraphim:
lizardseraphim Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is Muzafr an Israeli dragon? :)
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lives in Israel, identifies more as Arab. ^^
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:icondoctorhawk:
DoctorHawk Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
You keep topping yourself. Everytime I think "Holy shit this is the best." I am reminded I am wrong.
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, thanks so much!
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, thanks so much!
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:iconzektess:
Zektess Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is....AMAZING! :la:
Its a Beauty really :faint:
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconzektess:
Zektess Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np ^.^
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:iconj4b:
J4B Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like how the wing goes towards the screen. Really gives a feeling of depth in this picture.
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! ^^. I love doing wings like these! <3
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:iconverridith:
Verridith Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Whydidn'tyoutellmeyoursonawasgorgeous
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nyaa,thankyouverymuch! ^^ <3
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:iconlulusdance59:
LulusDance59 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the lighting on him! I love the details on the tail, the belly, and the wings! :)
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconlulusdance59:
LulusDance59 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconout-4-dragons-blood:
Out-4-Dragons-Blood Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you possibly be any better of an artist!? You're just too freaking awesome!!!!!!! :D
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, thanks so much! :D. I like to think I'm improving with each piece, heh. ^^
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Out-4-Dragons-Blood Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :) Well in that case, I'll just have to wait for the day when I die of amazement! :P
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:iconlorcorulimlug1516:
LorCoruLimlug1516 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Nice combination of your awesome dragoness and the photo, good idea and wonderful outcome. I like the wings, as always :D
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconanimalamelia16:
AnimalAmelia16 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good Work! :clap:
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconanimalamelia16:
AnimalAmelia16 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome!! :pat:
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:iconeasily-distracted-15:
Easily-Distracted-15 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the tail spikes! I've never seen them on the bottom of a tail before :dummy:
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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:iconeasily-distracted-15:
Easily-Distracted-15 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem!
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:iconbirdgvee:
BirdGVee Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Woah, impressive wings!
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icontektyx:
Tektyx Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Dat shading.. o.0
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank ya! ^^
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:iconcosmicdragonjazz:
CosmicDragonJazz Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful! LOVE IT!!!
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconblakgarde:
BlakGarde Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:iconsuperw00t: I love this piece... Hell, I like all your personal pieces.

On that note... Wish I had the money or points for a com XD
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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:iconblakgarde:
BlakGarde Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:iconsuperw00tplz:
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:iconqueenfirelily17:
queenfirelily17 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful-I love how you capture each pose so realistically and the detail I so life-like!!! Really love it!!
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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:iconairsaber:
AirSaber Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
the eyes and chin remind me of a pharoah. i really love it!
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D All desert-inspired indeed. ^^
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:iconairsaber:
AirSaber Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
yeah i can see how haha
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:icontytoquetra:
Tytoquetra Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013   Digital Artist
i love the wing design and the spot-on anatomy on this. you did awesome! :happybounce:
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlexi247:
Lexi247 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Very nice, I love the wing pattern :)
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconjaeger15:
Jaeger15 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Muzafr always makes me pray that I'll wake up a dragon in the morning.
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, ditto! X) Except I would wake up in a pile of feathers and stuffing, since my horns would tear all my pillows/bedding apart, lol.
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:iconjaeger15:
Jaeger15 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Yeah, Muzafr is a pincushion.
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