|5 Dec 2005|| Sear the Phoenix|
Oh wow! You did this very nicely! Birds rule! I'm an intermediate bird watcher! D'ya know that? I know, I can't resist birds! I've loved them since I was four. I know alls about their anatomy, and feathers, and flight, and I can even do near perfect bird whistles (especially cardinals). Now, I'm not kidding about this: when I whistled last winter for a cardinal, a male cardinal actually flitted down from a tree in my backyard and perched on the railing of the deck right in front of me! It didn't freak out either! It just flew away minding it's own business as soon as it saw no other cardinal.
|13 Apr 2006|| Buckbeak|
Nicely done, Nicely done. It is well drawn, indeed, but I'm not quite sure if I like the way it is done. It looks a bit, well, cut and glue if you know what I mean. I still think that the breastbone should be farther forward. Just some tips. I LOVE drawing skeletons, and I have done a hippogriff and a hippocampus so far, and I hope to put them on a site soon. I am SO glad that someone went throught the trouble to actually draw a skeleton though. BRAVO, BRAVO.
|29 Aug 2006|| Inaya|
awesome skeleton. one thing though about the foreclaws. In a bird skeleton, the thumb only has 1 bone, the first finger (from the inside), only has 2 bones, the middle finger has 3 bones, and the last (outer) finger has 4 bones. I don't understand it but the bird foot skeletons I've seen follow that configuration.
|19 Sep 2006|| Daria Noclaf|
Very good- I wouldn't have thought to do the dual ribcage like that. However, I have a minor issue with the hind feet- you seem to be missing a few joints in the toes. I'm also interested in the structure of the tail- what kind of tail do you have here? (cat, bird, something like an archaeopteryx?)
|3 Nov 2006|| Kristina 'Snow Huntress' Bextel|
I love the backward placement of the wings, but I must ask: Is that a double keel for the muscles to anchor to or is it just one running down the center of the hind ribcage?
all in all, it is a very ingenious solution to the problem of 6 limbed creatures.
|30 Sep 2007|| Phasianoraptor hirvisaloi|
It's wonderful, except for it's tail. Lions tail has 26 spondylae, this has only 17. Should be longer, too.
But no matter. It's a masterpiece anyway.
|26 Feb 2008|| Jackie|
...You know this is the second time I’ve been wroking on inking an anatomical study and been told by a sib that they’ve seen a concept simular somewhere else. Now Velociraptor feet used as a basic concpet for hands, I can sort of see where other people would come up with that...
But DARN, I thought extending the rib cage forward like I did for my centaurs actually was original...
In any case, as I’ve mentioned before, FANTASTIC sense of proportion and placment, you get the feeling this is an animal that would likely WORK. My hat off to you.
|8 Jun 2008|| Dom|
I think considering a gryphon is half cat that like dogs and cats it should look a little less plantigrade (walking on ankles) looking and more digitigrade (walking on toes) in the hind quarters. It’s not the legs or feet but the shape of the back, as it is the hind quarters resemble a bear (plantigrade) rather than a cat a little bit. All proper carnivores are digitigrade for athletic ability. You want it to be a lean mean predator right?
Looking good otherwise.