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European dragon anatomy MUSCLE
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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's avatar
Amazing! Thank you for this! :)
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Savamther|Hobbyist Digital Artist
:O Thank you x3
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Berichan|Student Traditional Artist
:wow:
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Savamther|Hobbyist Digital Artist
he he :giggle: thank you :glomp: x
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Berichan|Student Traditional Artist
ur so welcome! :tighthug:
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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|Hobbyist Digital Artist
okay :) thanks for pointing it out! I will get on it! :D
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Yay, thank you~ X3
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Woow, it looks great *__________*
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Savamther|Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks you!
thank you for the fave too!!! :glomp:
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To own nothing, I love it <3
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Penfell|Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! :3 everything looks anatomically correct!
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Savamther|Hobbyist Digital 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|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|Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much!!! :glomp:
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