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Historical Dragon Sketches by Strecno Historical Dragon Sketches by Strecno
Here I drew some dragons from old paintings, drawings and sculptures of different time periods and artists (like DaVinci [link] , Carlo Crivelli [link] , William de Morgon,..), dragon graphics long before the “fantasy dragon” came into the picture….
….the original dragon has characteristics of reptiles, mammals and sometimes birds. That’s why I don’t see dragons as pure reptiles. Sure the reptilian characteristics predominate normally, but I wouldn’t classify them in these categories. Even in modern fantasies, and even if the dragon looks completely reptilian outwardly, they have almost always mammal like behavior in what kind soever. I think it’s wrong to try to press a dragon in the exiting animal categories. A dragon is a dragon!
Don’t you think?^^


…I usually wanted to do more dragon sketches…hm :/ maybe next time…
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Takes-Pics-N-runs Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very awesome job!!!!
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willem-the-drawer Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing! i love it
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bebesdupoire Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is way cool. you've done an excellent job of capturing the dragon.
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NakaseArt Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very good study =)
I agree with your opinions on their nature. Interesting, they all have ears and some kind of fur. Perhaps they were similar to armadillos? Ideas to ponder ^^
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Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Keeeewl, man.:meow:
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Kenahi Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ljubljana dragon the best ;]
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Strecno Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, I love these bronze statues too :)
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DawnSentinel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
There is that theory going around that dragons were inspired by eagles, snakes and big cats, so that may account for the mammalian appearance.
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lizarfan1 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I cleary recognise this, one of them was drawn by Da Vinci and the other one if rom a monster encilopedia
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TsuriaDragon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Ah the classical design Western Europe ^^
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