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False Dragon Concept
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Published: July 10, 2010
Due to convergent evolution this creature has evolved to look remarkably similar to true dragons. True dragons evolved from dinosaur like creatures in our world. From these dinosaurs both birds and dragons come but lizards do not. This false dragon has evolved to fill a large predator void on an isolated island away from any dragon population. They are very good at gliding, but not terribly great with actual flying or taking off. Often they climb up into the canopy of their forests and jump off to fly.

Yet another piece for *NuclearBandaid's and my world building project.

Photoshop CS3: 7ish hours
False Dragon(c)RJ Palmer
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5490x2633px 1.02 MB
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Midway2009Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful design
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Great design concept!
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EvodolkaHobbyist Traditional Artist
this actually reminds me of what i think charizard is, what if charizard isnt a suposted to be a dragon but a salamander that LOOKS like a real dragon
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arvalisProfessional Digital Artist
Salamanders aren't reptiles but I get your point.
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EvodolkaHobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for getting me
and when i say salamander i mean the mythical fire lizard not the amphibian kind
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NaokoElric2250Hobbyist Writer
Hm, that's a rather unique looking dragon. And I like the story behind them too.
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Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia (Reptiles)
Order: Squamata
Superfamily: Draconiformes (Dragons)
Family: Draconidae
Subfamily: Dinodraconinae
Genus: Dinonus
Species: Dinonus squamis
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HmahajarProfessional Digital Artist
cool stuff man, I really your drawings
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TheMightySaurusHobbyist General Artist
this is too badass
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RyanCalebMalcophHobbyist Artist
I love your detailed descriptions. detail is my weakness lol
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TheSangsonProfessional General Artist
Aah,I love a little selfmade-biology backstory to a dragon..even if it´s a false one.
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PewterKatProfessional General Artist
Nice. :3
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cookie4meHobbyist Photographer
Would they be mountable? :O
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Andy1134Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool fasle dragon drawing
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Again love the deatail
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PoetryMan1Student Filmographer
it looks cool! I like it!
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weremoon General Artist
Wow, very cool and original concept.
I wish I could have a dragon like that.:D
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woa! o.O Cool! awesome! amazing O.O wow >w<
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Nice concept idea.
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RakshmiProfessional Digital Artist
That's a great concpet! Very well done!
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