Ah yes. I was confused because of the whole odd hacking threat, or whatever.
We do get asked to show our own work from time to time. Though most of us want to remain private so the bunch of hate this blog receives stays on this blog, and won’t spread to our mains. I hope this is understandable!
The cool thing about anonymity is the fact that our works might already be on this blog! I know for sure some of my old stuff is on here. Because if you can’t laugh at yourself…
(I would reblog instead of edit, but I hit post limit, ah a), but yeah, like the thing is, there’s a difference b/t knowing something, and being able to apply it. I could be some genius evolutionary biologist that can’t draw for shit, and but obviously, from that experience, I’d be able to tell what is fuckin’ wrong in the physiology of a critter. that’s obviously not true for me (I’m nowhere near being an animal expert- I’m just a novice Bio nerd, and I in fact do know, and can apply, the basic concepts of art and design), but whether I could actually draw or not does not invalidate whether or not I know what is and is not wrong in a drawing (it certainly helps, tho)
and, just like anon said, we kinda HAVE proven ourselves, thru our in-depth critiques and tips and all
and it’s not like we expect others to be experts- we’re not here to laugh at the lacking knowledge of artists, we have ALL BEEN THERE- hell, I’ve made a whole tag for my ugly old work. we know artists have to start somewhere- we’re poking fun at the (often universal) mistakes made along the way, not the actual artists who make those mistakes
If we credit the artists, there is a chance people will visit the original pages and start bullying said artists. We don’t want to be the source of any kind of harassment.
Also, no. We’re not stealing. An art-thief would claim work as their own. We do not do this. There’s also the case of Fair Use policies- but I’ll not go in-depth about that.
Also-also! If one really wants to find the artist of the work, there’s this cool thing in browsers like Chrome where you can find the artist of a piece in two mere clicks! I am sure that spending 2 seconds of your time to find an artist is a much better idea than having us leave the usernames on so artists might get attacked by unsavoury people. Most people who are out to harass others do not take the time to search for sources.
It has been deleted. Though there’s a /lot/ of pictures that are similar to yours. We’ll never know whether it’s actually yours unless your username/watermark is on it. I’d be happy to add you to the blacklist if you send me your name.
You can’t even type well enough for me to completely understand what you’re saying, so I doubt you are actually who you’re claiming you are. Stop wasting our time.
Holy- what. Wow. Did you use Google translate?
Also, this seems to be a threat. I’m going to report this to the Tumblr staff while I wipe away the tears of laughter.
man, idk where u all are coming from, but I think I can speak for all the mods when I say we appreciate all ur support and for simply enjoying the blog!
here’s to the next 100!
dailydenjuu said: There actually are fish-eating bats! I think they snatch things near the surface of the water, though.
and this vid I found even has an example of a bat accidentally diving too far and getting stuck in the water
thanks for the suggestion! 0v<~
hello^^first I just want to say that you’re amazing.for a while I was thinking about to quit drawing dragons,and you guys inspired me not to,and your tips and critiques helped me to improve.I’m really grateful for that
second,I was wondering if you could give me a critique on this little thing?I was randomly painting a forest background,and this design just poped into my head.for now I call it brown-bellied red shrieker(change is possible lol)they are a tropical bird-dragon that lives in rainforests,and they glide more than they fly(on a note,I didn’t really do some research on a wing shape that is suitable for gliding,so wing shape will also probably change;also),and they use two little fingers to grasp to the trees(this was inspired by microraptor)they’re called shriekers because during the mating season they let out really loud noises,and during the mating their crests on the head raise up(they also raise up when they’re feeling therathened,or when they fight)they feed on little lizards,frogs etc
they can be kept as pets(their size reaches our knees)and you can even teach them to snatch things for you if you’re patient enough
once again,thank you very much for everything >^.=.^<
That’s so good to hear! I’m glad that our critiques helped you out :3
This dragon is adorable, and I love the idea! I do have a little comment on the wings, though!
Gliding is usually quite tricky. But not entirely!
In order for a dragon to glide, think of it as a kite. It needs a lot of ‘wing’ in order not to be weighed down by its own body. The wings should also be big enough to allow enough air to flow above and below the wing.
This could be a basic idea of a glider. Take wings that are roughly the length of the body. This one won’t be able to glide for very long though, due to he fact that it doesn’t allow much air flow to go below the wings. It also wouldn’t look good on your dragon, as the shorter wings give it a nice aesthetic. Long wings probably wouldn’t look good.
Shorter wings, but they connect to the tail. This allows the air to do its thing and the dragon will likely remain airborne longer with wings like these. It does take away some of the mobility in the dragon.
I guess these are about as short as your originals, the only difference is that the wings connect both to the body and the tail. These will probably be good for both glide duration and mobility. It’ll be easier for the dragon to grab onto trees after gliding or jumping. It makes the dragon more compact. Big wings would probably be a bit unhandy in thick and dense rainforests.
See this sugar glider? Its wings (or more like flaps in this case) connect to the entirety of the body. Except the tail. It likely uses its tail (along with the arms and legs) to steer. For its size, it’s a great glider. It can glide a distance up to 200m!
(Ignore the stupid face I gave it, haha!)
For the head, I’d give it a bit more of a jawline UNLESS it works like a snake does and can stretch the jaws open like one. But in that case I’d rework the teeth. They’d only remain in the way during the devouring of small prey.
Another thing would be the throat. I’d have the jaw stick out a bit more so it can manoeuvre a bit more with its head. If you want the head to be able to turn up more, that is.
All in all I LOVE the design you gave it so far! It differs quite a lot from the stereotypical dragon-dragon. And I generally love dragons based on dinosaurs.
also, remember to make the “arm” bit of the wing thicker (especially at the shoulder, where the power in the wing is centered)
u might want to rework the lower leg. tho the upper leg might not be visible under all the feathers, it’s important to still take note of where it is while drawing, and see how that effects the position of the lower leg (I’d do a redline but my computer’s not recognizing any plug-ins for some reason??)
and this post may help w/ the talons a bit
I hope this helps, and I rather like the design too! the colors work nicely~
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I generally really love the idea of that!
The main example I can name is the Chinese dragon, I think. They are able to fly without wings and look super awesome doing it!
Correct me if I’m wrong, but the reasoning behind heir ability to fly is the fact that they’re spirits! So they don’t need any wings to begin with. They can soar along with the wing like a snake can slither through grass.
But of course, magic could also very well be a good reason for a dragon to be able to fly without wings. The possibilities are endless. Though if a very big, bulky dragon has the ability to fly without wings, that would look a bit silly. They could of course do it, but they’d have to be very powerful to be able to channel so much magic for a long time.
Personally, magical flight would really be cool for lightweight dragons as they won’t exhaust themselves while channelling so quickly.
All in all, I love the idea of wingless flight as it creates even more design possibilities! You won’t have to pay attention to wings, their size and position at all, haha!
Woah man what happened that made you so upset? Go get some fresh air, make yourself a cup of tea. Leave the internet be for a while.
Or, please go read the posts of the blog. We’ve been over this many times so the posts are incredibly easy to find. It’s quite clear that you haven’t even bothered to browse the blog before sending us asks.