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I did this exercise to get back on my feet.

I started doing it for the patterns on their skin only, but then i imagined the colors and soon i was also concerned about the shapes. I started looking for interesting patterns/shapes on existing animals. 2nd row 3rd head is heavily inspired by antelopes, 2nd row 4th started out as crocodile-ish, and midway i looked up butterflies. 3rd row 1st head is fully based on butterflies. 3rd row 4th head is based on horses, and 2 kinds of goats (mountain goat and markhor). 4th row 1 and 2 and the last head are based on crustaceans, especially on one that i didn't even find a Wikipedia article about (Acanthonotozoma). This is just a fraction of animals i referenced.

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Snow-MonsterHobbyist Traditional Artist
Good stuff!
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DeraculaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Very very awesome work,. Love it ❤❤❤
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PitsucaHobbyist General Artist
Hihetetlen a változatosságuk, nagyon jók! A különböző pikkelymintáik különösen tetszenek.
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Very impressive I love your style ! un bon coup de crayon l'artiste
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KalMaelHobbyist Traditional Artist
Mightyy Dragooon Riiiise !
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WhiteRaven90Professional General Artist
Sounds like Rhapsody~
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KalMaelHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats because It is!
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OpheliathwolfHobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all the detail!
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DarkRBXStudent Artist
Cool
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HextressHobbyist Writer
You're great at drawing dragon heads in fact your technique seems very recognizable. I might've redrawn one of your pieces...I don't post it though because I'm no art thief. I write books instead
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JCMojoHobbyist Photographer
Wonderful Dragon heads.
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NutellaahhStudent Digital Artist
I want the on the top right <3
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LuckyLexiconHobbyist Artist
I love the oriental ones! Do you do commissions?
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ThePotatoFaithStudent Digital Artist
I'll keep these in mind for referencing.
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SophiaDelGattoHobbyist Traditional Artist
These look awesome! Keep it up!
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Phoenix-of-PyrrhiaHobbyist General Artist
Whoa they look incredible! The detail you put in and uniqueness of each one is amazing!
I also love that I can tell which animals you may have based the designs off of, very cool! *screams*
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mackenziekincaidProfessional General Artist
These are amazing! I love that you can see what animal influenced a lot of them (the moose/elk one is so cool :D), but they're all still so unmistakably dragons and each so unique. Beautiful work!
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But, where's the night fury? Lol!
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WhiteRaven90Professional General Artist
In the official DreamWorks HTTYD artbook! ;v
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Demon-of-FreedomHobbyist Traditional Artist
It's great, a wonderful combination of the Dragon with the animals!
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It's so cool that they're based on other animals. These look awesome.
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NizrindaneHobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty impressive patterns and use of the pencil. Do you have any more dragon heads designs?
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Galaxy-Wolf22Hobbyist Artist
Gj
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