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Tutorial - Basic Dragon Anatomy by TwilightSaint Tutorial - Basic Dragon Anatomy by TwilightSaint
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Full-sized file can be seen here: [link]

Small dragon anatomy guide sponsored by Imafliggingninja of FA. I just wanted to touch really quickly on the basic anatomy parts of the dragon, and I might make a serious-serious tutorial later on, as well as some 'detail' tutorials like dragon heads/jaws, wings, etc, (I already did a dragon feet tutorial, though I should probably update it.)

Just showing some basic muscle groups and shapes. I hope this helps. ^^ If anyone has any questions on anything specific, let me know. I am by no means an expert on animal anatomy, but I'll answer any and all questions to the best of my ability.

Animal references from: [link] [link] and [link]

Thanks Ninja!

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AshtonForest13 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a fantastic basic reference guide, I have been looking for a good one that I could easily understand without having to root through too many other guides to get an understanding of the subject I am after. Thank you for this!
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, that's great to hear! X). Although I admit that this needs a good update, hehe.
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Millitrix Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student General Artist
How come I didn't see this earlier???

xDD Thanks so much for this! ... Even if it is a year old ...

But that doesn't matter. Haha. xD
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thanks!  That's great to hear.  It seriously needs an update, though.
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Millitrix Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student General Artist
x'D I think it's fine, man. Haha.

But, I'm no professional, unlike you. xDD

You'd probably know better than I. Haha.
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lonedragon155 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome! Needed that!
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Gartor-Eonyane Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello there... :) Your drawings are great, so is this tutorial. I was just thinking.... How much time did you need to draw that well? Because i'm just starting out and i can't manage to draw from imagination... Do you have any tips to train? Sorry for asking all that, but i really want to improve... PS, sorry for my english, not my native language. 
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I've been drawing since I could hold a pen. Been doing digital art for about five years now. Just takes a ton of work, work, and more work!
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Gartor-Eonyane Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I'll work hard then ^w^
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you have any other questions about anything, feel free to note me! :)
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:icongartor-eonyane:
Gartor-Eonyane Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's very kind of you :) I'll keep it in mind
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BenDragon1337 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, how would you draw a dragon with a straight neck instead of curving upward?
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You would just draw the muscles straighter and more stretched out.
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THEpsycho44 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Thanks, man, helped me a lot ;)
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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SJeve Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh. I could NOT manage to draw the wings! Then I found this tutorial and ;w; I can finally draw themmm, thank you so much for this tutorial <3
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, so happy to hear it! ^^
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Kalangomon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
oh this is great, thanks and congratulations, great tutorial :D ^.-.^
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, happy it can help! ^^. (I need to make an updated one, hehe.)
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LucidKitsune Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
I've been looking for something like this, thank you very much for posting!! The wing section is especially helpful for me, though I would love to see more about foreshortening wings! :3
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TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad it helps! :D. I'd love to do a big wing tutorial, but I just haven't had the time yet. :0
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Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, Job and thank you! :)
I like Western Dragons! :)
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, and welcome. :)
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:iconcrimson-dragon-king:
Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome! :)
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:iconcrimson-dragon-king:
Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to learn how to draw! :)
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:iconj4b:
J4B Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful.
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear!
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Mizie-Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Artist
helpful!
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear!
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:icondragonmaster62835:
Dragonmaster62835 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome tutorial! :D
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Dragonmaster62835 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob! :D Actually thank you! ;)
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claythecrazydragon1 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
hey can you draw a new type of dragons for me i will tell you the element later ok
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Commission only.
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Out-4-Dragons-Blood Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is astonishingly helpful! I think I may finally be able to draw dragons!!!!!!!!! :la: What's kept me from it is just not knowing how to or where to even start because I know almost nothing about anatomy. :P So just for this, you are now my #1 favorite artist! :D (Sorry Narse! XD)
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehehe, thanks a bunch! So happy it could help! ^^ Now I'm inspired to make more in-depth ones, hehe.
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Out-4-Dragons-Blood Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :D
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Spacer176 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This will be of great help when I get around to drawing my OC Emberlathir's dragon form. Thank you so much for uploading this!
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TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad it can help! ^^ Welcome!
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Spacer176 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If you'd like I can send a note with a link to the completed piece.
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, that'd be cool! Or you could just link it here if you wanted.
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Spacer176 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hmm, maybe. Posting it here could be a good hint that someone was using these tips. I'll think about it.
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Lexi247 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
This is really helpful!!
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great to hear! :)
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Vivacia18 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
This looks fabulous, tahnsk so much for putting it together love:meow:
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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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fooxd Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice

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:icontwilightsaint:
TwilightSaint Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Celestirys Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice tutorial. :) It helped me a lot how to put together a dragon, and it gave me a lot of ideas so, thank you for the tips! :la:
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