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Yentritheus by Angiebeast Yentritheus by Angiebeast
Redesign of the yentritheae because ho man did they need it haha.

And just a little note, he does not have only one arm; the right arm is hidden behind the wing, you can see a bit of the shoulder there. I liked the idea that they would swagger their arms like a human when they walk, so it was tucked away (as the arm would be in the swinging-back position when the right "leg" comes forward). I just, uh, need to figure out how to draw it better.

Done with pencil.
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:iconrodrigocoyote:
rodrigocoyote Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
beautiful!
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Angiebeast Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Thanks hon! <3
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AshenShade Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks very nice. A very distinct style.
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Bluepoppiesfield Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012   General Artist
Beautiful details on the wings... and i really like his design, really graceful and original. I wonder what he looks like when animated
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional
Wonderful design! And yes, I could tell his other arm was under then wing... close to his tail so he could undo the knot thats forming there :D
Love it!
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:iconangiebeast:
Angiebeast Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Thanks man! Haha yeah, must be bothersome when your tail tries to braid itself.
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Skudde Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011   General Artist
It's so hypnotizing... *A* Gorgeous details and such an unique design! *taps the fav button while leaving*
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:iconangiebeast:
Angiebeast Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Super sorry for lateness, but just wanted to say thank you!
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:iconskudde:
Skudde Featured By Owner May 19, 2011   General Artist
No problem ^^
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:iconalthy-feylan:
althy-feylan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
It looks super nifty. =D I love the feathers and claw feet.
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:iconangiebeast:
Angiebeast Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconpanimated:
Panimated Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Student Filmographer
Very original design indeeed! I actually don't think I've ever seen hind-legs as wings! I like the feather and the different textures :)
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:iconzyraxus:
Zyraxus Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010   Digital Artist
This is beyond cool. Very inventive creature design, I'm totally in love.
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:iconangiebeast:
Angiebeast Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Thank you :heart:
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akusma Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He is gorgeous! I love the idea of the back legs being the wings instead of the front legs, really unique. But it would make for a strange flying style...Unless they function like arms.
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Angiebeast Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Thank you! :heart: Haha, if it helps, think of it this way: this creature has no back legs. Like you said, they function entirely like arms. In their evolutionary history, the yentritheus were more or less like birds at first, with wings and hind legs in their proper places. However, as they began to use their hind legs more and more to manipulate things, natural selection favored those with more "swung-forward" legs, until over time the legs ceased to be legs and rotated up in front of the wings, which took over walking duty. The pelvis eventually became a secondary collar bone.

And that's my overly detailed explanation for the day :B
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akusma Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's fascinating though, even if that sounds slightly geeky. I suppose the weight of their tails and the feathers on the wings act as a counter balance to help it walk? Trying to place all the joints in my head, I want to say it'd fall over :D It's really interesting, and a great concept! I can't say I've seen anything like it.
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Angiebeast Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Haha, no worries, I am glad to have found a fellow anatomy geek xD And yep, the tail mainly serves to counter-balance the front end of the creature :) And looking at the joints alone, you're right, it does seem fairly unstable, like they should be falling backwards every time they stood up with all that tail and fluff. But the thick strip of muscle that birds have at the bases of their wings also helps to hold it up. Think of the wing/leg of these guys as a giant right triangle; the 90 degree corner is the joint at the shoulder, while the point behind it is where the rest of the wing connects to the body, and the point below it is the foot. The "hypotenuse" of muscle between the foot and second connecting point give it more support in back. In truth, I should have drawn that section larger; in this picture the actual muscle of the wing would only extend as far as that last ridge of feathers before the primaries, meaning the "triangle of muscle" I just described would be too narrow.
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akusma Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm guessing all of that would mean that the back end was held tighter to the front, keeping it more stable - and providing the extra weight needed on the front end when the creature has stepped forwards, since when he does then most of the 'mass' is further back? When it's standing like it is in the picture it would need no extra suppose anyway, since it's more stable like that anyway I think.

And I should probably stop annoying you with my thoughts now XD
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Angiebeast Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
No no! It's totally awesome, these are all things I need to be thinking about anyway :D Honestly, I don't know that most of its mass is further back; most of that is just feathers, which are by definition pretty light things. Take those away and all you really have is a ropey tail. I think the combined weight of two solid arms and a heavy neck/head region would balance it out at least somewhat without having overly stiff muscles in the area.
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akusma Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just find this sort of thing interesting, so I tend to ramble a bit. Tell me to stop when you've had enough ^.^

If you cut off the body just behind the joints of the two limbs, of course you're left with a lot of weight on the top, but you're also left with something rather long at the back, and a bit of body that the feathers have to connect to. It's like holding onto a pole at the end: even if your end is weighted and the other end lighter, it's hard to keep the back end up without a little bit of effort. Or that's how I see it. Plus a flying animal can't be that heavy - since the bones are hollow and the body weight has to be low enough that the creature can create enough lift with a proportional wingspan. Even if all the skeletal structure, and therefore the muscles and tendons, are at one end, it might not ammount to a lot, depending on the size of the creature.
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Angiebeast Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Seriously, don't worry about it xD We're not really arguing, we're more . . . well, I don't know what we're doing, but I'm enjoying it =P

Oh, I agree entirely. I wasn't trying to say that they don't have to put some effort into keeping their butts off the ground x3 If I were to divide this creature into an upper half and a lower half, I wouldn't cut it off at the joint of the wing, but rather, right behind where the wing connects to the body. What I was trying to explain with the right-triangle analogy is that it's not just the shoulder joint that the whole body is balanced and supported on, it's also the triangular shape of muscle within the wing itself. So, rather than just holding up that pole on one end, you'd more be holding it up by the point of a triangle that runs along most of the front half of the pole, which makes for a much easier object to balance.

And these guys aren't grossly huge (compared to most other flying fantasy creatures, that is); if a 6' man were to stand next to this one, the top of his head would clear the lowest point of its back.
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Lorenith Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The whole wing-leg idea is genius and awesome and things for freeing up the front hands for use, and stuff.
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Angiebeast Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
xDD Thank you! Yeah, freeing up the hands was my main goal with their design.
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Featherlox Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Aw, what a cute beastie. :)
:+fav:
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:iconangiebeast:
Angiebeast Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Thanks! <3
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FelineElement Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
Beautiful drawing
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:iconangiebeast:
Angiebeast Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Thanks!
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FelineElement Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
^^
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Cowgirl-Hank Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Wow!! SO cool!! I've never seen anything even close to this before!! Awesome!!
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:iconangiebeast:
Angiebeast Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Thanks so much! :heart:
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headwithwings Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! I love the arrangement you've invented for the wings/legs, very creative.
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:iconangiebeast:
Angiebeast Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Thank you so much <3
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dimensionten Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
Kewl, I don't think I've ever seen anyone do wing legs before.
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:iconangiebeast:
Angiebeast Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Thanks D10! :hug:
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:iconcherrman:
cherrman Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
Very Good!
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:iconangiebeast:
Angiebeast Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
Thanks :aww:
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Ian-Summers Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice concept!
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:iconangiebeast:
Angiebeast Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
Thank you :)
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Gothickatchina Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
love the fur and feather detail
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:iconangiebeast:
Angiebeast Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
Thanks! :aww:
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:icongothickatchina:
Gothickatchina Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
your welcome :D
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:iconskansen:
skansen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
simple but detailed, i like this one a lot!
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:iconangiebeast:
Angiebeast Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
Thank you! :D
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Giar3579 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Student Digital Artist
WOW...That's amazing...:)
I like ti....What tools you used????
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:iconangiebeast:
Angiebeast Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
Thanks so much! This was done with mechanical pencil.
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:icongiar3579:
Giar3579 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Student Digital Artist
WOW...Coool...:)
You're welcome.:)
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TsukiNoMilkshake Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
Awesome creature!
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:iconangiebeast:
Angiebeast Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
Thank you :)
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itssnowing Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow.
i want one XD

the wings (legs?) are amazing...
so much detail...
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