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Mammalian Dragon by Risachantag Mammalian Dragon by Risachantag
After seeing a friend's gorgeous winged monkey picture at Swancon, it got me thinking about the idea of a more mammal -like dragon.

This one's a dragon/ghost bat hybrid, adept at catching and toasting crickets. I love the translucency of bat wings, the way they catch the light while being slightly see-through.

A WIP sketch is available on my facebook page: [link]

Time: 3-4 hours
Tools: Photoshop CS5, Wacom Graphire tablet
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:iconjocastatheweird:
JocastaTheWeird Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant idea!
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norngirl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Just lovely - perfect combo of bat and dragon ^^
I tried drawing that concept mix before myself as well haha :3
-but it dosn't look like yourse btwn - ^^
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DeVoutNumelran Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic. nicely done lol
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:iconlizziecat1279:
lizziecat1279 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
This is super cool!
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:iconshira-chan94:
Shira-chan94 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome **
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:iconlihih4:
lihih4 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wowww it's amazing, just amazing!
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:iconweq150:
weq150 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
............wow just wow
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:iconmarjosonic:
marjosonic Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Lovin the lighting. Great work with this
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:iconsnowraven-moonstar:
SnowRaven-Moonstar Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012   Writer
I've long loved the concept of mammalian dragons and have gone on to create various "species" of non-traditional-dragon-like creatures/races...though at the moment my main focus has been on my 'draegae'. Not a terribly original name but my original intent was to create words for dragons in fantasy lanauges in my writing and I came to simply eliminate the word dragon. :XD:

I love this concept and I think this is one of my favourite images of mamalian dragons I've seen. i love the translucence of the wings and ears. so cute. I wish they really existed so that I could have on. :D
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TheWhiteRain Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, strange. o.O

But awesome! XD

It makes me think of something different from a dragon though, like some other great flying beast, like a wyvern or something.
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:iconjtspgs:
jtspgs Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's weird looking....yet awesome....i want one!
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:iconpizazz:
pizazz Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
An absolutely magnificent design, well done!
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:iconmacroraptor:
MacroRaptor Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW! I love this idea. Great stuff.
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:iconteavian:
Teavian Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012   Digital Artist
That's an awesome and creative idea! Very well done!
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:iconsehvrin:
Sehvrin Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Awesome!
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captain-spunxious Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Fantastic take :)
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:iconblackstarnova17:
blackstarnova17 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
its like a dragony Momo (from Avatar)
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:iconwookieinmashoo:
wookieinmashoo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
The lighting is well done. I especially like how it's filtering through the ears.
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:iconphantomhourglass:
PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
awesome dragon
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:iconnightscream452:
Nightscream452 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Wah! He's adorable!! I want's one!
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:iconanthropomorphillie:
AnthropomorPhillie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
A very pretty dragon. :)
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:iconbluenightwolf:
bluenightwolf Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMFG I LOVE THIS! INSTANT FAVE! :hug:
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:iconsablewong:
SableWong Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
This is adorable.
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:iconantarann:
AntaraNN Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012   Filmographer
Love this character and the image is just perfect.
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:iconhollybear007:
HollyBear007 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing!
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:icontwintailcat:
TwintailCat Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student General Artist
*makes one as a pet*
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:iconplushieottsel:
PlushieOttsel Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
o.k his so cute.
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:iconstarrbryte:
StarrBryte Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
D'aaaawwww... So cuuute..! I want one!
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dragonboi3789 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Neat idea, and excellent execution. Well done!
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:iconbamillustration:
BAMillustration Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awesome! I don't think I've ever seen a bat inspired dragon before, it's very creative and well done!
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greensalamander Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist
wows cool :iconcuteplz:
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:iconamaineiko:
AmaiNeiko Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's sooo cute! I love it's wings and especially the top folded one and how you can see through it, very awesome! =D
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:iconblaze-typhoon:
Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
awesome, this is a unique design, i want a dragon like this as a pet
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DMajorBoss Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Writer
The amazing blend of color and style makes for quite an impressive piece of work here. I love that look that the dragon has as well; shadows and tone add to the overall atmosphere that you've presented in this.

Thank you very much for the great share; keep up the sweet work!
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:iconfriend-of-clouds:
Friend-of-Clouds Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Daw, I love him!
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:icondragondoodle:
dragondoodle Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it :giggle:
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gsppcrocks10 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Writer
*squee* Mad <3s.
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:iconlp-chan:
LP-chan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
LOOOVE IIIIT!! and usually i hate furry dragons....*glares at the never ending story*
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