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Unlikely Flyers by Rodrigo-Vega Unlikely Flyers by Rodrigo-Vega
This one is on me!
Back to the basics. Following the success on the prehistoric dragons, I was suggested to make a flying dicynodont.. which is one of the most unlikely thing to fly, and that way got the idea of making a little composition with some of the most unlikely animals that could develop flight.
We have a dolphin.. which was meant to be a baleen whale. But it looked too unlikely.
Now a baleen whale that floats upside-down like a zeppelin is SO much more likely. ... right? .. right?
Then there is a jiraffe. Hey if Azhdarchids could fly, I don't see how jiraffes couldn't...
So yea, I could have tried harder with the backstory and actual evolutionary path.
An elephant. I made it look sort of like those little ancient elephants. It could use some better tail support though.

This was a fun little excersice, you know?
So I know that people on DA likes to duct-tape wings on all kinds of animals, but trying to adapt a creature into flight takes more of a large-scale body restructuring, you have to look for places in which to attach muscles, create a good lift area, etc.

Do as I say, don't do as I do.
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alienapestar Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional General Artist
Wonderful work man! I agree 100% - working on a flying creature involves some anatomy study not just slap some wings on anything and expect it to look cool :)
FredtheDinosaurman Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student General Artist
F*cking wicked!
AmmoniteFiction Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, I totally love that flying Giraffe *-*
minniedog8357 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my gosh thats amazing!!!! seriously amazing!!! im a fan of flying things :3
JSpinoraptor Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I want dose!

Now to start tht genetics company, and make millions on baffling scientists with flying whales. .3.
fencingchick Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
that is very strange but cool. you should do a wolf
SelectYourself Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Artist
These are some really amazing creations.
Your art is brilliant. Can't wait to see more...



For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
lxblack Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there another set of these on the way?

Also I'd love for them to be put together into something.
If I had your permission and the know how I'd love to try my hand at an online world based on these creatures.

I realize you're busy with a big project I just feel sad seeing something as awesome as these just sitting there being forgotten.
Rodrigo-Vega Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, I might as well make a few new ones on fan request, has they seem to have been a great hit! so Im sure the idea is there on my mind-list.
lxblack Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
could you do a flying tortoise or doedicurus in the next batch then? I'd like to see how you tackle that one.
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