how to draw an amphithere dragon
Drawing  an amphithere dragon, Added by Dragonvoid, April 1, 2012, 6:33:23 pm
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Uploaded: April 1, 2012
Artist: Dragonvoid
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
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Updated: April 1, 2012
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Well so this is my last one I need to upload yay! This dragon is hardly ever seen or heard about except in English heraldry, which really is a shame considering someone called it a dragon somewhere down the line. Anyway, for me these dragons while appearing to look like snakes with dragon heads, and wings, actually are more solid. Look up a snake skeleton, and you'll notice that the snake has no sternum. Well not that snakes aren't awesome, but imagine an animal landing from the sky without anything solid to land on. The dragon would be using muscle and ligments to catch itself if it used that method, assuming I understand biology right. So I would actually imagine that for flexiblity and for strength that The Amphithere would have multible sterna connecting only a few of the ribs all along the body but relitivly spaced out. which I think would give it more flexiblity then an animal with just one sternum connecting the majority of its ribs, but also gives it something other than its vital organs to land on. this also gives a place for the dragons' iconic belly plates to attach. I was experimenting with my colors and design for this dragon, thats why it has three different colors for the feathers. Criticism is welcome!