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Wyvern locomotion by Ashere Wyvern locomotion by Ashere
"Wyverns are the oldest flying dragons, and also the most agressive. Much of their danger lies in their flight, and their tendancies to drop upon unsupecting victoms in the deserts, mountains, and canyons where they make their homes.
Conventional wisdom holds that once a wyvern is grounded it is helpless, but this author has seen with his own eyes the fallacy of this remark.
Wyverns are well able to hunt and kill on the ground, and they are suprisingly agile and swift. With wing fingers folded tightly, they gallop along with horrible speed. They are also able to leap and slash with wing claws, and flatten to pursue prey into narrow canyons and caves.
Prospective dragon hunters should take note of this, and should not assume that his grounded quarry is helpless."

Length: 22 feet
Height: 6 feet at the shoulder
Wingspan: 33 feet

---Exerpted from Trismagistus, Late 19th century
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monstermyth23 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Cool!! I'm a huge fan of dragons and monsters!!! Keep it up!
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Student General Artist
who, or what is Trismagistus?
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Ashere Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a made up magician. I use the name to lend authenticity. :)
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Student General Artist
Cool
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Robdogga Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
Nice dilophosaur head :) good job
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AsuraDragon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
I like how you incorporated the design of a Dilophosaurus into a wyvern.
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Onikaizer Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I see you use the pterosaur wing type, nice!
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Ashere Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how do you mean? I based it on a vampire bat. But thanks.
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JohnFaa Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Student Writer
Although the metacarpals resemble those of an azhdarchid.
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Ashere Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know. I designed them with Azhdarchids in mind,since I'd been playing around with an idea of them as primarily terrestrial, one that I'm happy to see born out!
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DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool! Likin the quote, and the Dilophosaur like head. Nice touches.
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Ashere Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. I'm thinking Trismagestus will appear soon.
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RestrainedRaptor Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007   Digital Artist
Wow, nicely done. It definitely resembles a pteranadon while sitting, but while running, you can see some much longer legs. The 'taking off' shot is very clever =)
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Ashere Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thank you. I actually based it on a vampire bat, which get some weird movements while they skitter around. It kind of blossomed from there.
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