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Personal - Before Morning Prayer by TwilightSaint Personal - Before Morning Prayer by TwilightSaint
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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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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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TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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MinorElite Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
np!
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lizardseraphim Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is Muzafr an Israeli dragon? :)
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TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lives in Israel, identifies more as Arab. ^^
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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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TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah, thanks so much!
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TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah, thanks so much!
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Zektess Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is....AMAZING! :la:
Its a Beauty really :faint:
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TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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