here, since you’re looking for more bad dragon art- this was my old OC, probs the first digital drawing of her. she was essentially a recolor of Cynder and her elements were wind, lightning, acid fire & stardust. yeeaa.. im glad she’s been totally revamped since then.

here, since you’re looking for more bad dragon art- this was my old OC, probs the first digital drawing of her. she was essentially a recolor of Cynder and her elements were wind, lightning, acid fire & stardust. yeeaa.. im glad she’s been totally revamped since then.

Ok, in response to the last message. It's to bad the permalink didn't work. And I would just like you to know that this person isn't hiding behind me or physically impaired. I failed to mention she doesn't have a tumblr account or allowed. Her message is to long to copy and paste. If I may ask for one suggestion. Ask that you tone down what you say, like don't say godawful. It's a little to strong and doesn't allow any options on what they could do better. It may lower the hate messages.

But you can actually send asks without having a Tumblr account. She can also send the asks in parts, as you did, too.

I generally don’t care about hate or hate messages we get. I also believe that people shouldn’t tone down something as mundane as a tag. To the contrary: I think people should just stop acting like their pour, innocent souls cannot take it. Thing is, real life exists, not everyone will sugar-coat whatever they say. No one will cater their opinions to your needs. Best get used to it on the internet as well.
You’re the first person who has mentioned that the tags are too harsh as far as I can remember. Out of well over 800 followers, and thousands of visitors.


We’re also not a critique blog. Only if someone submits their art and genuinely asks for critique, we will offer it. It’s no use offering critique on a piece of which the artist might not even know it’s on here. It’s a waste of time.

-Vark

I love the blog, do you know if there is a furry version?
Anonymous

There’s probably a lot around, like Furrytrainwrecks. I do know a few bad fursuit blogs, but I don’t think that’s what you mean!

Any followers know of any bad furry art blogs?

-Vark

What do you think about wingless aquatic dragons? Not quite sea serpents, still more dragon-like. I've seen them depicted in a lot of art. Should they have certain different aspects to their anatomy because they're underwater dragons?
Anonymous

honestly, wingless dragons are a lot more practical than those w/ wings, as less appendages = less drag on the water. I mean, they could always be repurposed for fins, but a lot of water dragon designs leave them as full-sized wings rather than the downsized fins they would likely be, and that’s kinda ehhh

but yeah, our water dragons tag goes more into design-y details of water dragons, if that’ll help ya out any

-Mod Spiral

I'm a pretty new follower so forgive me if this has been asked and answered before but do you do anatomy corrections on anything other than dragons? like other mythical creatures or anything? i was just wondering sorry again if this is annoying or has been asked before sorry
Anonymous

actually we’ve only rly gotten questions about specific creatures (like, “hey, could u critique [insert creature]?”), but we mainly try to stay in the realm of dragons. like, if the creature is at least dragon-esque (like an anthro dragon, a gargoyle, or other dragon-like critter) we’ll still critique, but since this is a dragon blog, we try not to stray too far from them. I think the only other non-dragons we’ve critiqued were a gremlin and a gryphon

-Mod Spiral


did a quick redraw of 94359025788 to warm up… i decided to bring the colors together a bit better and desaturize the neon green… one other change was moving the eye “stuff” to the mouth because i assumed it was poison and it felt like it’d make a little more sense to be near the mouth. horn and ear bases aren’t absolutely perfect (they should be back further, imo) but this was just a small warm-up doodle i decided i’d share ^^

/nods thoughtfully
yes
-Mod Spiral

did a quick redraw of 94359025788 to warm up… i decided to bring the colors together a bit better and desaturize the neon green… one other change was moving the eye “stuff” to the mouth because i assumed it was poison and it felt like it’d make a little more sense to be near the mouth. horn and ear bases aren’t absolutely perfect (they should be back further, imo) but this was just a small warm-up doodle i decided i’d share ^^

/nods thoughtfully

yes

-Mod Spiral


Hello hello it’s me, ‘STRONG’ quad guy again. I have a new character I made for you to review!
I’d like some anatomy advice too, if that’s fine ;v; i’m just pretty proud of this guy

EYYYY “STRONG QUAD” GUY!

first I have to say I ADORE this character design. the colors, the patterns- AH it’s all lovely!
onto critique, the first thing that sticks out to me is how the wing fingers are such a drastically different style from the rest of the dragon. while such straight/stick-like fingers are a p general error among dragon designs, they especially clash w/ ur curvy, weighted style— remember to give them some knuckle bends!
on that note, elbow spines (especially elbow FINGERS) are incredibly impractical in realistic designs, impeding arm movement at the joint, and all-around not being that probable, so I’d suggest trashing them
then the wing membrane on the front of the arm connects to the claw of the thumb for some reason? all ya gotta do is lower the membrane (or lengthen the thumb) so the membrane is fully based on the flesh
finally the views/angles of the closer paws don’t match the views the farther paws set. this might have just been b/c this is kinda a ref sheet, so u want the paws to be viewed more clearly, so I won’t necessarily label it an “error” as much as something to keep in mind, if this isn’t the case (it just makes the dragon’s stance look a bit awkward)
but outside of those relatively small errors, this is such a fuckin FAB design, I rly love it a LOT~~
-Mod Spiral

Hello hello it’s me, ‘STRONG’ quad guy again. I have a new character I made for you to review!

I’d like some anatomy advice too, if that’s fine ;v; i’m just pretty proud of this guy

EYYYY “STRONG QUAD” GUY!

first I have to say I ADORE this character design. the colors, the patterns- AH it’s all lovely!

onto critique, the first thing that sticks out to me is how the wing fingers are such a drastically different style from the rest of the dragon. while such straight/stick-like fingers are a p general error among dragon designs, they especially clash w/ ur curvy, weighted style— remember to give them some knuckle bends!

on that note, elbow spines (especially elbow FINGERS) are incredibly impractical in realistic designs, impeding arm movement at the joint, and all-around not being that probable, so I’d suggest trashing them

then the wing membrane on the front of the arm connects to the claw of the thumb for some reason? all ya gotta do is lower the membrane (or lengthen the thumb) so the membrane is fully based on the flesh

finally the views/angles of the closer paws don’t match the views the farther paws set. this might have just been b/c this is kinda a ref sheet, so u want the paws to be viewed more clearly, so I won’t necessarily label it an “error” as much as something to keep in mind, if this isn’t the case (it just makes the dragon’s stance look a bit awkward)

but outside of those relatively small errors, this is such a fuckin FAB design, I rly love it a LOT~~

-Mod Spiral


while browsing the horrors of the ‘nightfury’ search on deviantart, we found this person’s arctic breed of nightfury that had a row of claws on the knuckles of its wings, which it would use for climbing/gripping by folding the rest of the knuckles in.i thought the idea could be neat, but my friend was entirely against it. what do y’all think?(also i was having trouble drawing it so i just traced the bones of my hand for the sake of an example)

it actually is a rather neat idea tbh, but not very well applied, in terms of practicality
for one, having the claws based on knuckles anywhere but the first set (at the very base of the fingers) would be p cumbersome. on the one hand, if all the sections of the fingers are proper length to provide surface area for flight, if the claws are on the second set of knuckles (as u’ve drawn), the claws would be a rather long way down the fingers, making for a much less stable/strong base for the claws for clinging, as well as a rather awkward place on the wing for clinging (it could make the clinging unstable, as the dragon hangs by their second knuckles, arms now at awkward angles, rather than the their first knuckles, much closer to the arm/wrist, and making for a more comfortable/stable position). on the other hand, if the first section of the finger is reduced in size to bring the claws closer to the hand (much more like what u drew here) and reduce the complications w/ awkward positions and weak grips, then there’s the problem that a whole section of the wing’s surface area was reduced for the claws. the other sections of the fingers could obviously be longer, to make up for it, but they’d be much less stable, w/o the same tendon tension running thru them
plus, the fact that there’s little/no chance that a claw would grow on a JOINT, of all areas to appear (and here we come back around to elbow spines). for a more realistic approach, the claw could be just in front of or behind the knuckle, but even then, there would be complications w/ finger movement (as well as claw movement, like it would be difficult to get it to dig in and curl)
PLUS the fact that wings, particularly the finger sections, are quite fragile and thin- the fingers of the wing rly aren’t gonna be able to hold much weight
all in all, it’s a nice thought, but not practical. a better solution would be a wing thumb (or multiple thumbs) w/ a large claw for clinging (considering wing thumbs are MADE for clinging, so have the right structure and strength to hold the dragon), or elongated claws on the dragon’s paws
-Mod Spiral

while browsing the horrors of the ‘nightfury’ search on deviantart, we found this person’s arctic breed of nightfury that had a row of claws on the knuckles of its wings, which it would use for climbing/gripping by folding the rest of the knuckles in.
i thought the idea could be neat, but my friend was entirely against it. what do y’all think?
(also i was having trouble drawing it so i just traced the bones of my hand for the sake of an example)

it actually is a rather neat idea tbh, but not very well applied, in terms of practicality

for one, having the claws based on knuckles anywhere but the first set (at the very base of the fingers) would be p cumbersome. on the one hand, if all the sections of the fingers are proper length to provide surface area for flight, if the claws are on the second set of knuckles (as u’ve drawn), the claws would be a rather long way down the fingers, making for a much less stable/strong base for the claws for clinging, as well as a rather awkward place on the wing for clinging (it could make the clinging unstable, as the dragon hangs by their second knuckles, arms now at awkward angles, rather than the their first knuckles, much closer to the arm/wrist, and making for a more comfortable/stable position). on the other hand, if the first section of the finger is reduced in size to bring the claws closer to the hand (much more like what u drew here) and reduce the complications w/ awkward positions and weak grips, then there’s the problem that a whole section of the wing’s surface area was reduced for the claws. the other sections of the fingers could obviously be longer, to make up for it, but they’d be much less stable, w/o the same tendon tension running thru them

plus, the fact that there’s little/no chance that a claw would grow on a JOINT, of all areas to appear (and here we come back around to elbow spines). for a more realistic approach, the claw could be just in front of or behind the knuckle, but even then, there would be complications w/ finger movement (as well as claw movement, like it would be difficult to get it to dig in and curl)

PLUS the fact that wings, particularly the finger sections, are quite fragile and thin- the fingers of the wing rly aren’t gonna be able to hold much weight

all in all, it’s a nice thought, but not practical. a better solution would be a wing thumb (or multiple thumbs) w/ a large claw for clinging (considering wing thumbs are MADE for clinging, so have the right structure and strength to hold the dragon), or elongated claws on the dragon’s paws

-Mod Spiral

I don't think anyone is ready for that type of style.
Anonymous

-Vark

You’re not ready for this type of style.

You’re not ready for this type of style.

I've drawn a lot of dragon pictures in my times, I would upload them here, but I do not know how to submit

oh, no worries, it’s p easy— just go to the sidebar and scroll down ‘till u see the button labeled “submit” (here’s a direct link), then it’s p straightforward from there. just upload, add commentary (if u want) and suitable tags, and submit!

-Mod Spiral

Um post /95300406707 still has their watermark, just saying.
Anonymous

Thanks for the heads up, it’s been changed!

-Vark

sweet jesus

sweet jesus