ANOTHER ANATOMY POST! Only three vertebrate groups have successfully evolved flight: Birds, Bats, and Pterosaurs, which are NOT dinosaurs, and are an extremely diverse group of reptiles! Pterodactyl is not the only one. However, birds ARE dinosaurs. Avian dinosaurs!
Wings are not some extra structure you tack on to a creature and somehow the arms go away— they ARE arms. Think about that when you are designing creatures with wings and also giving them arms. That means your creature has six limbs.
Next anatomy post: The anatomy and evolution of DRAGONS. If you guys have any requests, feel free to send them in!
16x20” oil on wood panel
First drawing I’ve ever actually posted on this blog despite having it for over a year :P Hopefully more to come, though I’m not going to stop just reblogging cool stuff anytime soon. c:
Link to my deviantArt if you want more; http://pondhorror.deviantart.com/
— MO racz
Relentlessly, the loathsome thing clambered upwards until it had settled itself firmly on neck and shoulders. The two antennae reached down my cheeks, gripping the corners of my mouth and clamping themselves there… And as I fought to unseat the inhuman rider perched on my shoulders, I knew what I was… I was an inferior animal being conquered, beaten, trained by a superior one.’
Damn right you were. Arthropod master race 4 lyfe.