pumadragon [Profile] 2012/7/17 - 17:4:16
A reference for Lady Miragon, as well as Wolven, who also expressed interest in a full body drawing of Kanyo at one point. And this is also for anyone else that wants to draw Kanyo or orcadragons, though please give me credit if you decide to draw my characters, and don't alter the anatomy. He possesses some real orca markings, such as the white eye spot and the grey saddle marking behind his front dorsal fin. Everything else is a more imaginative variation on the existing markings of orca whales.
So here's a side view of Kanyo jumping out of the water, as well as a top view of his tail showing the markings. And his eye, because it's small and hard to see in the side view. Though he can't fly in the air, he can still use his wings to jump farther, and to propel himself through the water. He's very large and powerful, I'd estimate him to be about 75 feet in length from his snout to his tail. His eye is about the size of Corvin's head, his water-elf rider. I'm pleased with how I combined the anatomy of both creatures, dragon and orca whale. If you have any comments/crit about the anatomy, it would be much appreciated.
And I apologize for the crudeness of the drawing. Enjoy! :D
pumadragon [Profile] 2012/7/17 - 17:9:27
lol, forgot to add dark grey to my color range. egh
lady_miragon [Profile] 2012/7/17 - 17:10:31
Do you not want the pectoral fins more forward? The anatomy looks a little funny without it up front, but it's your orcadragon so whatever you say goes.
kanadra [Profile] 2012/7/17 - 17:10:38
This is a very neat creature. He's sort of like a giant flying fish! :) I can just imagin him skimming across the top of the ocean at high speeds. It would be intense. Can he breath the air, like other whales, or does he breath underwater like a fish?
Nice job with the design.
pumadragon [Profile] 2012/7/17 - 17:36:15
@ lady: so, I would consider the pectorals to be like sub-fins that come behind the main wing fins, almost like the tiny pair of fins a shark has farther down it's body, close to the tail, that are a lot smaller than the pectoral fins the shark has. I know the wings aren't even in the general location of pectoral fins, but that's the idea I guess. I don't know, I made the anatomy up a year ago, and didn't feel like changing it. I guess I was like "well hey, they don't exist (outside of my head anyways) so anything goes" It was an assignment for art class.
@ Kanadra: They breath air, though instead of a blow hole, they have nose holes. I guess that's more of a dragon-like characteristic anyway.
digidragon [Profile] 2012/7/17 - 21:50:17
I agree very creative creature. I love dragons and orcas but never thought mix them before. I like how you mixed them without having one side more dominant then the other, not too much dragon or orca :)
lizziecat1279 [Profile] 2012/7/17 - 23:45:28
lol this reminds me of my own orcadragon that I designed a while back, though they are completely different (or rather, as different as you can get with the same basic idea). I like this one ^^ The patterns are absolutely lovely~
moo492 [Profile] 2012/7/18 - 15:7:50
I love his design!! It's obviously very well thought out and well made. :)
pumadragon [Profile] 2012/7/19 - 9:29:7
Thanks, I like the design and pattern too. I think I'll consider making other hybrid dragon/animal mixes...it sounds like fun, actually
lazulidragon [Profile] 2012/7/19 - 9:59:42
I always have liked this little guy. Dolphins have always been close to my heart. The way you have drawn him jumping out of the water is spectacular. His tail reminds me of a dolphin's body, um, I think its the white sided dolphin, I love how it is a true mix of the two species and not just a dragon with orca markings. The wings look really cool too. The only thing that doesn't look quite right is that it seems like its upper side(by the wing) seems to be lacking flippers, unless that is what the wing things are, with full range of motion(much like a turtle's flippers), I hope I am making sense. I am basically wondering if the wings function as flippers and can go all the way down like the back flippers by the second dorsal fin, which makes me mention another thing, the first dorsal fin on the neck looks a bit off. Other than that, this is quite specacular. Your orca dragon is awesome, and I myself have drawn them before, although my own orca dragons look a bit different than your own.