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Melissa L Withington Whitford

"Bulletin Drake" by Melissa L Withington Whitford

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I drew this with a ballpoint pen on the back of a bulletin during a school assembly or something like that. I like the angle - it's one I hadn't done before. I'm not really sure what the difference is between a dragon, a drake, and a wyvern so I just guessed at what this thing might be.

13 Jul 2002:-) Jeremy James Caulton
Neat! Very good Melissa.
13 Jul 200245 Annie thatcher --smokey--
0.O i have no idea what the diff is.. *looks around stupidly* a drag has wings.. And a tail.. And i know osme of the history but as for the others.. Im clueless *grins* nice pic me likey.. That angle proboly was hard to draw but you pulled it off *decides to do the first comment dance on this one before she forgets like last time ^_^*
14 Jul 200245 Flubly
This picture is awsome!! I love this picture! Its one of the best I have seen you draw! And dont think I'm saying that because I'm your brother!

:-) Melissa L Withington Whitford replies: "Thanks, Ben. I love you!"
25 Aug 2002:-) Andrew david rowling
A dragon is your typical flying winged beast, with one set of wings and two sets of legs. A wyvern is a (usually skinnier) creature, with wings for front legs and normal back legs (think of a bird with bats wings and scales instead of feathers). Their bodies are as often as not snake like as well. Drakes are simply small dragons, only a few metres long. I think that's it anyway. Could be wrong...
I don't think this classifies as either, though. The closest thing it is to is a drake, but rather than a set of back legs and a set of wings, it's got a set of front legs and a set of wings. That doesn't matter though. Originality rules!
You really handled the angle well with this one. The head looks unflawable. The body is also good.
There's something funny about the legs, though. I think you've basically got everything there, except for the muscles that would usually connect to the back from the legs. Once again, get yourself a REAL pic of a rather muscle human being, and you'll see what I mean. In this pic, you should just see a bit of it underneath the animal's right arm pit.
The wings are also very effective. No real structure, but they still look good. Once again, I suggest you get your hands on some bats wings, on the internet or something, and see what they look like. I guess I'm lucky. I could go out at night with a torch and look at the flying foxes. If you ever get a chance to see some in a zoo (any bat will do, but preferrably flying foxes as they can have wingspans of over a meter, try and get the keeper to show you one up close and personal. Or get a pic off the internet.
Either way, good luck! The angle is superb.


:-) Melissa L Withington Whitford replies: "Thanks for clearing that up for me a bit. I think I do have a picture of a flying fox in one of my National Geographic magazines. I'll try that out the next time I draw a dragon. I'm currently working on a winged person drawing using a swan picture from National Geographic as a reference."
8 May 200445 Anonymous
This is pretty neat ... It's a bit rough, but you DID say you drew it, "during an assembly or something like that.") I think you should fool around with a program like photo shop. all you would really need to do would be to hit auto conrast and use the brush tool in white to get rid of the little box and the word 'note' written write over the poor thing!!) This is REALLY easy, even for idiots like myself, and would only take you a few minutes. (I'm serious-- cleaning up a black-and-white sketchis SUPER easy)

:-) Melissa L Withington Whitford replies: "Thanks. I think I'll to that. I have to admit, though, that I think the bulletin lines are kind of cute. What am I thinking? Bulletin lines? Cute? OK, you've convinced me; I'll get rid of the lines."
18 Dec 2008:-) Melissa L Withington Whitford
Oh yeah! I was supposed to take the bulletin lines off of it! I’m such a procrastinator. 8
24 Dec 200845 Todd Whitford
Very neat! The wings especially are stunning. Hehe, I also like the human-like arms. 12
A very beautiful drawing! Must have been quite an interesting lecture to produce such notes!!! lol

:-) Melissa L Withington Whitford replies: "Oh, yes - very interesting lecture. 1
Todd, thanks for cleaning this picture up for me. I was dragging my feet for way too long. I’ve put it in the queue, and it should be up within 10 days - woohoo!"
15 Nov 2010:-) Jamie Kelm
The pose is really great!| SOmetimes our best drawings are while werè totally bored and need to dissapear right???15

:-) Melissa L Withington Whitford replies: "Right! ;p"
17 Oct 2012:-) Faith Gerhardt
That is so cool! You did a good job on it!

:-) Melissa L Withington Whitford replies: "Thanks! Wow, this was years ago now. Haha, I really need to finish some newer drawings."
21 Oct 2012:-) Taylor Wilson
this is awesome! love the pose you chose! very majestic and magical.

:-) Melissa L Withington Whitford replies: "Thanks!"
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'Bulletin Drake':
 • Created by: :-) Melissa L Withington Whitford
 • Copyright: ©Melissa L Withington Whitford. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Dragon, Drake, Ink, Wings, Wyvern
 • Categories: Dragons, Drakes, Wyverns, etc
 • Techniques: Ballpoint Pen
 • Submitted: 2008-12-24 04:59:42
 • Views: 952
 • Resolution: 515x700

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