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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 Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very awesome job!!!!
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willem-the-drawer Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing! i love it
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bebesdupoire 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 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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Kenahi Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ljubljana dragon the best ;]
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Strecno Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, I love these bronze statues too :)
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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 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 Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah the classical design Western Europe ^^
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