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Flat-Colored Anatomy Reference Sheet for feral Western Dragons!

I did this piece in tandem with the Anatomy Ref Sheet for Dutch Angel Dragons I posted recently for the Field Guide presented at Anthrocon '16, but this is something I'd wanted to do for a long time!  This is run-down of the anatomy features of common leather-winged Western dragons!  (Friendly reminder, there ARE DIFFERENCES in the anatomy between feather-winged and leather-winged dragons!  More on that later, folks!)

This Anatomy Ref covers the most common type of Western Dragons, those oft-featured in Medieval European manuscripts and lore.  While your specific dragons and characters may have different features and proportions, this is just a basic guide that covers many of their unique features and those they often share, especially for dragons of the leather-winged variety.

Once the Dutch Angel Dragon Field Guide is up and downloadable on the official website, you'll recognize this dragon across the pages!  This is to help folks compare and contrast the unique features between Westies and the specific open-yet-regulated species, Dutch Angel Dragons.

I will be posting several compare-and-contrast pages I've made for online viewing, as well as some pages displaying the differences in anatomy between feather- and leather-winged Westies - stay tuned!  I'm also in the process of working on similar Anatomy Refs like this for Wyverns and Eastern Long as well!



Dragon character isn't a specific character in particular, just a tough-looking scaly guy that made a great example of the 'traditional' Western-morph. :D  And also, I'd been working on so many feathers lately, scales were a fun change of pace!


(Friendly reminder that 'Western Dragon' typically refers to dragons with an anatomy of four limbs and two wings.  Your own species and dragon characters may vary widely in appearance and ability than this dragon shown here!  The only limit to designing your own dragons is your imagination - don't limit yourself and don't ever think that there's a 'set in stone' way or 'required features' to make a dragon character that you refer to as a 'Western Dragon,' as these dragons have been around in lore for centuries! ;D )


You may reference this guide for your own dragon characters! This was created with the intention of spreading more knowledge of the general features of this species, and to help folks!
However, if you heavily reference this, you must provide credit. You are not authorized to trace, alter, distribute, or otherwise use this work without explicit permission from myself. Unauthorized use has a zero tolerance policy.

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:iconlady-laclaire:
Lady-LaClaire Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the layering going on here demonstrating the differences between dragon races.
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TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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DeltaOfTheSeaNight Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
You forgot the organs
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StardustMoonlight1 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
thank you for this 
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TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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SpiritDragonTano Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Student General Artist
This is so helpful, thanks ! :D
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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VickyVild Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016
Great stuff! It's a real pleasure to study through this, it's very handy for many purposes!
Thank you for doing this! It'll more than likely help me overcome a few writing and character design blockers in the future!
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank ya!
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AlaskaDrawing Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Student General Artist
This is very handy! Wonderful job!
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Zgerken Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016
Awesome! A really instructive piece!
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconzgerken:
Zgerken Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
No problem!;)
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HeeshDraggie Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! This is really useful! :D
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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flutter-butter55678 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I could use this!
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Robyn-The-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
I've always really enjoyed how well you display the wings. Believable, yet aesthetically pleasing to the eye- it's an incredibly hard body part to draw for me personally. Anyway, keep up the great work! :) 
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TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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tigeres57305 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Student Artist
awesome :DDDDDDDDDDD
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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tigeres57305 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Student Artist
Np :)
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Avarus-Lux Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016   General Artist
you are getting real real good at this...

loving it :)
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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kingdragon01 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
Wow! This is great!
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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savrin330 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
This looks totally awesome!  Your anatomy is really amazing and this is a great ref for those having trouble making good dragon characters! :D
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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savrin330 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
You're welcome! ^^
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cft101 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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