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Prehistoric Dragons 2 by Rodrigo-Vega Prehistoric Dragons 2 by Rodrigo-Vega
Due to the whooping success of [link] this image and the public asking for a more of those and the fact they're really fun to do, I went ahead and did more ^^
Hope you enjoy them!

Brief explanations:

1- Based on sharovipteryx. At first this was just giant version of the original animal which is as strange as a flying thing can get. To be able to call it my own, I added the extra set of limbs find on characteristic of true dragons..

2- A flying amphibian. Although, ok, a heavy, cold blooded, ever-wet-or-die diplocaulus doesn't sound like a very areal creature at all. Who cares, the head and tail look interesting for stabilization and some ancient amphibians had many, up to 8 digits that could support the wings which is really interesting in this type of designs.

3- Based on the large South American mammals, ground sloths , armadillos, etc. The wings are sustained not by fingers, but giant claws. Now that's metal. Rule of Cool FTW.

4- The previous designs I did had a theropod with feathered wings. But since not all theropods were feathered and some people like them better that way, then I gave this one some more traditional draconic wings.

5- Ornithischians are a real challange, they don't really seem very keen on flying. They do have some interesting alternative wing surfaces to modify into wings which is a big part of the idea in this series of drawings.

6- Another ornithischians, a ceratopsid this time. Someone asked for a triceratops last time. Here it is.

7- A mammal-like reptile. Uses the old ribs for wings trick.

8- A personal Favourite, a large flying Austroraptor. I wanted it to look kinda like an oriental dragon, long and slender and graceful.

9- Another personal favourite as you might gess by the double feature. Therizinosaurus. YEA.
YEA, it carries it's rider in between it's claws, he's THAT awesome.
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BrassDragon Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Browsing through my favourites, I'd have liked to come back to this piece and share that it's truly inspirational, fascinating, and intriguing what you've designed. Thank you so much for these lovely concepts!

~ Brass
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AustinandOdy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS IS AMAZING!!! I especially like 4th one.
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WolfTheWulfman Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2017  Hobbyist
Stegoraptor, check out these amazing dragon designs!
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Dark-Eyed-Junco Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017   Traditional Artist
I really want a Therizinosaurus dragon to carry me around. :(
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AnnaRDunster Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017  Hobbyist
some of your design choices confuse me a little (especially the last one that has no face as far as i can tell) but the detail and attention to anatomy is fantastic and it's a really great piece of work overall :D
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YardnE Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017
very cool ^^
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Myribelle Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! Especially the human's reaction for number 2
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urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017
they all look awesome!!
amazing pictures!!
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Hextress Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Avatar!!! Love the movie and the shows but not so much the latest series. Both avatar movies btw. This piece was a little rusty with the aerial view but your side profiles were incredibly detailed and show you got talent
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Night-Dragon-009 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing, the first dragon reminds me of a banshee (did I get that right?) from avatar XD
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little-red-book Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
taming a dragon.....cooool
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:iconpeterpalmiotti:
PeterPalmiotti Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic work!
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BlackDragonSage Featured By Owner Edited Sep 2, 2017  Student General Artist
THESE ARE AMAZING I LOVE #6 Is it possible that I could buy #6?
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:iconericvonschweetz:
EricVonSchweetz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous
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:iconsereida-arts:
Sereida-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Student General Artist
Such amazing designs, and all so detailed, love em!
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:iconyz2996:
yz2996 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017
Increíble work
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ulquiorraLover79 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017
The second dragon looks amazing.
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:iconwhitefurwolf:
Whitefurwolf Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic
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:iconbleskobleska-yandere:
Wow, this is pure epicness *-*
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:iconfantxtik:
FANTXTIK Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
sick!
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:iconflembotembo:
flembotembo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool!
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Darkbullet707 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesomeee .... xD
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:iconwolfcastfreya:
WolfcastFreya Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
these look so cool! so imaginative and creative too
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:iconroonythefox19:
Roonythefox19 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAH THIS IS AWESOME OMG
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Cake-a-Tron Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
These are awesome! As a lover of both dragons and dinosaurs these are definitely in my favourites. 
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Rodrigo-Vega Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
Maybe I should do more of these, right? : P
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Cake-a-Tron Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Well and truly, these are fantastic! C:
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:iconbeast7gamer:
Beast7Gamer Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Really cool to see such different and refreshing dragon designs :D
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MariaEnzianiaKober Featured By Owner May 16, 2017   General Artist
beautiful! Reminds me of the illustrated "Dinotopia" book
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ConnorEXE Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Number 8 is really cool. Austroraptor is one of my favorite dinosaurs. And would you be willing to do individual drawings for each of these??
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Yullapa Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! My favorites are 6th and 9thHeart  But they all are very impressive!
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Ceratopsia Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Student General Artist
Gentlemen, we are in the presence of Dragons hellmo 
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:iconcrynosur:
Crynosur Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Neeeeeeed moooooore drraaasgooons!!
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:iconhessanite:
Hessanite Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful and amazing.
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Astra-Phantom5654 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh, the 4th one reminds me of one of the dragons from a PS3 game called Liar, looks really nice :D
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1starfinder Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016
:0 I LOVE IT
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Dragonofflight Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016   General Artist
So cool
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:iconmulunia:
Mulunia Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016
8 and 9 are so BEAST! I love their designs! I am a dummy! 
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PatriciaArtflow Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
:jawdrop:
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:iconj-ticker:
J-Ticker Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great work!
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:iconflashbranson:
flashbranson Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
da fuck is all this awesome shit
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ArceusWarlord22 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is AMAZING!!!!! That is all that needs to be said.
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Imortal-Night Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dino-gons, I like it.
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SterileRitalin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd happily ride any of these into any battle
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:iconlackingfear:
LackingFear Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This concept is really cool! You've combined tow awesome things and made something epic! :D
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SkalblakaFang Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
lol I am so reminded of The Book Of Dragons from How To Train Your Dragon. Nice work!
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:iconninagoesnuts:
ninagoesnuts Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist
so amazing.... your head is a whole universe! :D
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:iconfredthedinosaurman:
FredtheDinosaurman Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student General Artist
DUDE...JUST...FUCKING AWESOME! They should make a movie JUST for these designs :D
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creator1000 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
AWESOME! i like the 3 one
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Silverclaw2968 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Be still, my beating heart!
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