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how to draw dragons: front leg by Kielrae how to draw dragons: front leg by Kielrae
'rae tries to be helpful!

sorry to the maybe four people who've been waiting for this for such a long time, but i've just been really busy lately...

i realize this is not a real tutorial *per se,* but i still think it would be useful. if i ever have time, i'll make something like this for every major body part. once i've done that, i could perhaps combine them and call it a tutorial, huh?

to that end, here are the other bits:
full skeleton
chest and shoulders
claws
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:iconvalronic:
Valronic Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FINALLY !!
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Valronic Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mean i finally found one on this. 
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WildWingedWolf Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It really helped me! Thank you! :hug:
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Kielrae Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome! i should expand this tutorial, shouldn't i?
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WildWingedWolf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah! You should!
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Star-Galaxy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! This is so useful!
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Kielrae Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it occurs to me that i might have made the forearm a bit too long compared to the bicep, but that's easy enough for people to work around. i'm glad to have been of help! ^^
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Star-Galaxy Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You!
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Shtanto Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Send this to Bethesda at once!
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Kielrae Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ololol
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Soul-Drive Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student General Artist
could you help me how to draw dragon's face from the front...
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Kielrae Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh hey, sorry i didn't reply sooner mate. i just moved and i haven't been online much. your proposition is a bit tricky but doable. i've just got to do a couple other sketches first (because i promised them to people)
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Soul-Drive Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Student General Artist
My time is yours ;)
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VivamusDraconem Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you have any more tutorials?
This looks like itll be helpfull.
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Kielrae Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
hang on a sec. funnily enough, i've got another one that i was actually in the process of scanning when you asked.
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VivamusDraconem Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow can you say timing XP
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Kielrae Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, actually. because the next thing i was going to post was the next thing you asked for.

i haven't got any more, though.
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VivamusDraconem Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah well your tutorials are hoping to be a help...
how bout you try some with diffrent positions,like flying,laying down,or walking
(just some suggestions)
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Kielrae Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
maybe one day. at the moment i'm working on an unrelated project (i have ADD and have trouble focusing on one thing for extended periods.)

however, in my gallery i have a bunch of dragons in a variety of poses. and they'd be less sketchy-looking...
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VivamusDraconem Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks
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windnara Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
Yahhh!!! Thanks a lot! This should really help me in my drawings! :D
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Kielrae Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very welcome, of course! i hope to post either the back legs or the wings next, depending on which one i finish first.
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windnara Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
^^ I'm looking forward to see that, hope you finish them soon :D
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Denodon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That's good work there, I like it.
The way you've drawn it makes the anatomy of a dragon forelimb appear all the probbable.
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Kielrae Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
see, the trick to making it look probable is just to take the bones of a real creature and stretch them into the shape you want. the muscles still connect to the same bones in the same places, they just become a slightly different shape. my dragons are usually a mix between hunting cats and several different kinds of dinosaurs.
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Denodon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, I kinda noticed the dinosaur thing as I was (and still am in a way) a dinosaur buff. That method you use though works as you can see.
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Kielrae Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
hoorah! yeah, dinosaurs provide a pretty good analogue for semireptilian creatures, both big and small. i like the skeletal structures of hunting raptors the best because they are both powerful and agile. howevr, they walk on two legs and i prefer dragons that walk on all fours for some reason. that is why i blend cats into my designs.
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Denodon Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
oh okay. I use raptors as a basis for alot of my bipedal dragons and wyverns. For normal dragons I usually just have them based partially on mammal-like reptiles but mainly its all from the imagination.
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Kielrae Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
heh. the role of imagination in the process cannot be overemphasized!
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Denodon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It certainly can't
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Velnior Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
Yay, yet another random how-to-draw dragons thingy.
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Kielrae Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
actually, it's not *that* random. people have been asking me to make things like this.
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