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Konda

Are dragon wings supposed to look like hands?

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some artwork I see of dragons (such as art by NecroDrone13) have it so the wings look like arms with really long webbed fingers. With even a clawed thumb sticking out of the top.

Is that what a dragon wing really is? (more or less)

edit: someone linked me to this:
http://www.jwaller.co.uk/batgroup/images/biology/bat_b...
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Added: 7 years, 3 months ago
 
PlaneshifterLair
7 years, 3 months ago
There's a big detail there.
You're trying to define boundaries for a mythical creature... with tons of variations, styles and proportions. ^^
Some do them with that kind of wings, bat-like. Other do them with other wings, or even wingless...
Konda
7 years, 3 months ago
gimme something to work with here xD
For instance what is the "normal" dragon wing. (which I assume is the bat-like wing) That's the one I'm most likely to draw anyway.
PlaneshifterLair
7 years, 3 months ago
Well, as some comments saif, there's no set rule for dragons, being mythical, and non-logical.
Myself, I go for a bat-like wing, but instead of the  thumb, with a lil upward spike. The bones across it make for a good support for the membrane, but I try to make it -not- look like a hand, as with them already havinf front legs, would look creepy imo XD

AngelPureLust
7 years, 3 months ago
Well is kinda like dogs, is the same animal with different characteristics. And because is fantasy you can add any detail to them.
angel85
7 years, 3 months ago
I've seen dragons with feathered and even insectoid wings before, I don't think there's a set rule.
3015
7 years, 3 months ago
Well basicly longer fingers are actualy how Bat wings looklike, but I think more or less that is how dragon wings shuld look like.
Brainsister
7 years, 3 months ago
A wing (on any animal) is, in essence, a modified arm. As has been said above, bat wings have the "finger" bones running through the wing as supportive rays, with skin stretched between them, and this would be the same essential nature of a non-feathered dragon's wing.
DraculJOSHI
6 years, 10 months ago
well in fact, if you look at a bat for example, their wing structure is nearly identical to our hands, just differently proportioned, just as you described, and yes they even have claws. I think for that reason and because dragons have quite a lot traits from mammals, that it is more likely than a bird structure.

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