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Rachel H. White           
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Wing Structure of the Female Half-Dragon
etching print

While studying human anatomy in a figure drawing class, I became fascinated with the possibilities in fantastic animal anatomy. The next semester, an open-assignment printmaking class allowed me to apply my ideas.
The "female half-dragon" part is from my first Dungeons & Dragons character that I played. Many artists simply "glue" parts onto magical creatures, giving quatrupeds six or eight limbs without muscle or bone to support them. This study considers how a human-bodied creature with bat-like wings as well as arms could actually be constructed, as well as how she might move in takeoff and flight. I composed the piece as if it were a sketched study, similar to DaVinci's sketchbooks.

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