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I piece I did in early 2009. Some of you may have seen this in my livejournal earlier this year.

This image is one of many spot illustrations to be used in my third how-to-draw book (this time centered exclusively around dragons). This image is the spot illustration that sits alongside a wing unit about wings that do not have branched fingers, and are instead a single large flap of skin stretched tight by a single bone structure along the top, much like a pterodactyl. I added a quick background for it for web display.

For more of my artwork, visit neondragonart.com :-)
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:iconxxfangtailxx:
xXFangTailXx Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of my favorite works of yours. Faved.
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Phantom-ops Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
one of the best dragon i see here ,awesome!
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Lovely Dragon!!!
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rhys12345 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
harhar its a raptor with wings COOL!
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:icontheharvengerofpotato:
Nice dragon. The no fingers thing is cool, though I've always personally thought that it pulls away from the dragon and makes it look more like a dino. Not my style, personally, but I'm not the author with the how to draw books. DragonArt: how to draw fantastic dragons and fantasy creatures was the first how to draw book i ever bought and I've never regretted it. It's also one of the best how to drw dragons books ive seen. most of the others are made for people that use photoshop and have curved away from the 'how to draw'.
good work, though. keep it up and everyone will know who you are
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FlameYinYang Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
It's a Deinonychus dragon! Big talons like daggers!

The eyes are so...feral. Such a wild dragon!
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crazedperson Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love what you did with this dragon. It looks like a raptor. when would you be done with your third book?
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saccage Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
I wonder, what would a species like this be called?

Back on topic, lovely picture. I've always loved Dinosaurs and I've always loved Dragons. Seeing something that is a mix of the two just screams awesome.
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Koumori-Jin Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
I like the dromeasauride claws on his feet! I love dinosaurs and dragons!
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AdrianeInnisNeill Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
love this one :)
you do have a very pretty gallery.
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AccaliaCentury Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
I have your Dragons and Fantasy Creatures book and I LOOVE it! I look back to it all the time. When is the new book supposed to come out?
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CaptainSeawolf Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010   General Artist
That is awesome! I love the entire look of the dragon plus the extra large claw on each foot. Very much a raptor look in that respect. Very beautiful work again Neon! I can't wait for your next book! :D
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PaladinArtea Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
sweet
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ShadowFoxxx Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
What very smooth-looking wings! I love the deadly claw on his foot as well. The expression is somewhat eccentric. :lol:
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:iconfyreqwyll:
FyreQwyll Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
Awesome dragon-dino play in here.
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:iconahrjey:
Ahrjey Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Student General Artist
I like this design, it's very raptor-like and different from most dragon concepts :)
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Bublio53 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Talon... 'tis a fitting name indeed for those toes. :iconbritishplz: LOL. And the wing colors... beautiful. :icondragonnod2:
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Sanhanian Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. I never actually got the hang of the wings with the fingers.
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:iconladywiththehorses:
LadyWithTheHorses Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Epic, as always!
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DarkwingDrake Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay!! I just love your dragon art!
course I faved all three! ;)
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chromegoddess Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I adore the coloring on the wings. Really.
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Aprilweredragon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Wow!
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Kara-Skirata Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Ooooh, I like it!...actually, ever since I picked up your first How-to-Draw book at the library a little over a year ago, I've loved how you handle Dragons. Definitely putting this book on my birthday/Christmas wishlist (and if I don't get it, will buy it myself. Must. Have. It!
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MargotShareaza Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Student Interface Designer
very nice XD

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Last week I bought your book - How to draw dragons.
It's a very good book. Care on XD
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:iconl-archi:
L-Archi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
:aww: I'm glad you're back on DA I missed you so much :cry:
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Shade703 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Loving those big claws! Can't wait for the new book!
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RhexFiremind Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
i love this one!
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:iconnight-howl:
night-howl Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful, simply beautiful ^^
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Liawn Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
u´re good drawing dragons ;)
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TheNotLostWanderer Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
This was one of your first (if not the first) Ustream piece you did... just as fabulous now as it was back then. :)
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Madwolfwoman Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
I like the wings, and it's a lovely picture.
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh now he's just GORGEOUS! :drool:
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Vampire-dragon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Wow, he/she looks sharp...
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:iconteavian:
Teavian Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009   Digital Artist
Brilliant job, I like the dinosaur look in this dragon. =D Great work!
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:iconthrevlin:
Threvlin Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful, I love the muscle detail and the color choices.
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Little-Mad-Hatter992 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing! this dragon has to be by far one of your coolest! ^^
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Art-BandGeek Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohmigolly-gosh!


And people wonder why you're my idol.....in a non-cult/worshiping way. ^^'
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:iconzannathedragon:
Zannathedragon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Student Digital Artist
ever tried watercolor light-ray wings? they have an amazing effect!
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:iconsolarlugia:
SolarLugia Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME! I started drawing dragons after I learned from your book!
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Endless-hunter Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooh :drool: a Veloci-dragon eh? Nice!!! Awesome art as always, Neon!! :clap:
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dorumon210 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
As always, your work is excelent.
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Oh wow, that's neat. The design and the colours are very eye-catching.

I can't wait to get my hands on the new book! ^__^
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stormwind17 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Student Digital Artist
cool! reminds me of thorn from eragon. Course he much smaller! and he just a hatchling but dumb Galbatorix used magic to make him bigger.
I like it the wings are really cool!
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WolfenAmphithere Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Student Artist
I remember you live streaming this!
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Dragien Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
thats great dragon work, and i love the raptor theme about this one, also some nice horns you placed there.
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Cinnamud Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Would love to get your new book. =)
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serpentscorch3422 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
I'm so buying your new book 8D
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silencefreedom Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Well, I wish I have time like you drawing these epic stuff. Nice!
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DoubletheU Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Student Digital Artist
awesome!! approximately when is the new book coming out? Im so excited for it!!
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:iconsykila:
Sykila Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
This is really cool, I love noticing how your style has changed over time and how you've improved. :)
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