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Javelin's Wyvern 2.0

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Now with baby version.

This is the update for Javelin's wyvern mount. This time it is largely modeled after fish eating theropods and crocodilomorphs. When they are taken in to be converted to mounts, a hole is cut in the membrane to facilitate the legs of the rider. This particular variety of mountable wyverns are prized for their regal blue and red coloration. The paddle like tail is used in flight and they are known for taking to the water when they are young.

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Other Design Work for my Final


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Guavern Swift©RJ Palmer
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:iconryry2057:
RyRy2057 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Could you imagine a pterosaur that's agile on land TOO? Holy shit that's be the scariest thing ever.
"Oh no! A massive winged reptile! Good thing we can just hide under this tree and wa... Crap."
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arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
From my understanding azhdarchid pterosaurs were very accomplished ground hunters.  Not unlike marabou storks.
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RyRy2057 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Just noticed it's not supposed to be a dinosaur but an actual dragon. XD Still, great art.
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Pixionus Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Wyvern, and I think Arvalis is correct about the pterosaurs.
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AndornArakh Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
really like the wyvern design.

Might a horizontal type of saddle be better for this creature, just thinking the hole in the wings might affect its flight mechanics.
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JazzyViper Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I wish there was a game with these characters o.o 
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vindurza Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
the baby one is so cute
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:iconltdragooniii:
LTDragoonIII Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Wow this looks amazing I wonder if this will be used in a game or mod.
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:iconthe-sinister-one:
the-Sinister-one Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the art but with those holes in his/her wings would it still be able to fly? Either way awsome job :-)
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SamaelAlighieri Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student Artist
OH my gash its Fu... amazine, i love it you're a genius
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:iconaziria:
aziria Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
What texture did you use for the text? c:
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
I didnt use a texture for the text?  If you are asking what font it is, I believe its herculanum.
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:iconaziria:
aziria Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I worded that a bit wrong. I meant to say font  x')

Thanks :)
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Sunima Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow, thats a cool creature 8D
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chaosservant123 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
One of the greatest wyverns ive ever seen.
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meankeith Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Speechless... really inspired in your artworks!
looking forward to have your autograph.... Waaaaaaaa I hope?!
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arvalis Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
You can meet me whenever you visit san francisco
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:iconmeankeith:
meankeith Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Yay!! I think after 10 years time?? or 3 years time.. LOL (cause I am 15 at the moment) waaaa! smeh.. Looking forward though!!
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Loganius Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I know it doesn't resemble it much, but this creature I made was actually inspired by this particular wyvern.

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When I do an actual drawing instead of just the little sketchies, I plan on coloring it something along these lines. It looks quite regal and beautiful, which is exactly what I'm wanting for mine.

Again, thank you for all of the inspiration.
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UseTheBrakes Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
How much would one of these go for? I could use one...
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MetolGuy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
I like the updated color scheme! Wyverns have always been my favorite dragon type, a little more realistic than having to evolve a whole new set of limbs :D I'd love to see more
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DarthAislin Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love how if I start going "AWWW ITS SO CUTE" at the baby version, my eyes just start to travel over to the adult version and BAM. Not cute anymore. :XD:
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Inertia0 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
I totally love this design and your art style, but I think you need to rethink the whole saddle design as putting holes in the wing will render him useless in flight as it wont be able to hold any air or generate lift. Other than that it is awesome and keep up the good work.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
The res of the wings are still plenty capable and the hole would be filled with leg and saddle.
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Inertia0 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Well if there is a hole in the membrane it wont generate lift anymore, kind of like how if there is a hole in a sail the boat wont go anywhere because all the air will travel through that hole. I just think that as artists there are a lot of real world principles that we can apply to our fantasy styled drawings that will make them more believable and life like. I really love your work and actually thinking of commissioning a Pokemon drawing later sometime down the line just on how cool you've been able to make them by drawing from real world inspiration.
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Loganius Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
I know you're a big celebrity with the Pokemon stuff now, but this picture will always be one of my favorites. I just love it so very much.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
I really love that one too. Ive had an in progress illustration of it in a city since may, I really need to finish it.
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:iconloganius:
Loganius Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
I would absolutely love to see it one day :)
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LordCorvell Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Wow, I love the originality of this in the membrane-adjustments and where the idea came from. Very interesting to look at
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apinkjellybean Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
gorgeous. the shape of the tail is fantastic
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RAWR-keikz Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is awesome!
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Tirith2708 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Wow! Awesome work! It reminds me of Stalker from Borderlands 2!
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Im not familiar with that character/monster.
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:iconikarus-exe:
ikarus-exe Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, would I love to have one of these for a ride!
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome.
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Landylachs Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous design, colors, presentation, and technique.
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:iconmaniacalmew:
ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome character design, and brilliantly executed!
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Mij-Hataki Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
is this for a role playing game or system? I like your work
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quantumsuctioncup Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Taylor Swiftosaurus?
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WackyCoder Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Amazing drawing and the welp is so CUTE!!!!!!!
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SelectYourself Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Artist
This is fantastic!!! I am in awe of your art.
Thank you for sharing your amazing skill.



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drakon345 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
AWSOME!!!!!:iconcoolplz:
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:iconwrath9:
wrath9 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Looks a bit like a T-Rex or Raptor but I like the way you blended its colours together, so keep making more if this inspirating stuff.
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SonofChinglu Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
I do say, I wouldn't mind having one of those. Assuming it didn't forcibly remove large sections of my abdomen.
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EternityVampyr Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness, this is one gorgeous mount! I absolutely adore the design :la: The large wings and tail fin really help suggest these wyverns are strong and agile flyers, and yet their legs are solid enough to travel swiftly across land if need be. The head design is particularly striking - I imagine those teeth make eating on the wing a very easy thing to do :D

A fantastic design and a wonderful use of such regal and striking colours! A stunning piece :love:
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Free-Falling Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'd like to ask permission to make this into a 3D model. =D I love this design very much (including the baby!). I have a dragon already but would love to include something more detailed like this. Full credit to you for this piece though, of course!
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shiari Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
This is simply amazing.
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Ninjerina Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student General Artist
too bad terry whitlach doesnt teach at AAU anymore. Your stuff with her stuff would be pure GOLD! Not that I dont already want this guy to be my pet.
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chambs Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing
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MotorRoach Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
I like this new design.
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