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European dragon anatomy MUSCLE by Savamther European dragon anatomy MUSCLE by Savamther
The muscle structure of an european dragon.
As you might guess, the muscle structure of the dragon is similar to most other vertebrates, although they criss-cross between species. If you see on the diagram, the dragon contains mainly the muscle structure of large dinosaurs, but with the wing muscles and other, less prominent muscles found in mammals and birds. This bazaar contrast makes the dragon, as well as other six-limbed creatures such as griffins and winged horses, one of the most interesting creatures of the fanatical world to study.
The strongest muscles in the body are not found in the wings but the jaw of the dragon. The structure is similar to a crocodilian, but with equally strong muscles on both jaws. The wings however contain about the same amount of strength as the leg muscles. Because the muscles are so weak, the wing span has to be very large in so the dragon an get off the ground. Something else which helps the dragon fly is the hydrogen created by the acids in the dragons stomach. This, and hollow bones similar to birds gives the dragon a ‘weightless’ appearance. This unique ability to create hydrogen also gives the dragon the ability to breath fire, as the dragon can choose when to abstract the hydrogen form its stomach. When it does, it creates a spark by grinding its teeth together and lights it in time for the dragon to release its flame at enemies — to stop hydrogen from building up, the dragon must fly and breath fire regularly.
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feel free to use this when drawing your own dragons, however this is not for commercial use or to be traced or copied directly.
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WhiteDesert Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Amazing! Thank you for this! :)
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Savamther Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student General Artist
:O Thank you x3
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Berichan Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
:wow:
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Savamther Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Student General Artist
he he :giggle: thank you :glomp: x
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Berichan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
ur so welcome! :tighthug:
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Dark-Dragon-Kyra Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
My goodness, it looks wonderful, but I can barely see it! XD It saddens me greatly that I haveta look hard to see the lines... Reupload a leetle bit darker? <3
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Savamther Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Student General Artist
okay :) thanks for pointing it out! I will get on it! :D
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Dark-Dragon-Kyra Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Yay, thank you~ X3
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FrozenRegret Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Woow, it looks great *__________*
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Savamther Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Student General Artist
thanks you!
thank you for the fave too!!! :glomp:
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FrozenRegret Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
To own nothing, I love it <3
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Penfell Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! :3 everything looks anatomically correct!
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Savamther Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Student General Artist
thanks. I had about seven different anatomy books out when I drew this. Im hopeless with muscle names and where they're placed :D
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Penfell Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lolz, you're welcome! The names of the muscles is the only problem I have, I know where they all go though and what they look like and the purpose, but the names I can never remember xD lolz, you did awesome on that pic!
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Savamther Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Student General Artist
thank you so much!!! :glomp:
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Penfell Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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