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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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SterileRitalin Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
is, is, isthata whale?
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Rodrigo-Vega Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
It is!
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:iconsterileritalin:
SterileRitalin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WHAAAAAAAAAAALE

only Off fans and Markiplier fans will get this
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alienapestar Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  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 :)
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FredtheDinosaurman Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student General Artist
F*cking wicked!
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AmmoniteFiction Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, I totally love that flying Giraffe *-*
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minniedog8357 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my gosh thats amazing!!!! seriously amazing!!! im a fan of flying things :3
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JSpinoraptor Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O_O

I want dose!

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

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