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Free dragon poses by BronzeHalo Free dragon poses by BronzeHalo
Not feeling well lately, so gonna upload this and run... sorry about messages waiting. ._.

Simple base sketch things. A generic "dragon body", add your own details and proper lineart.
These were based on a 3D model for another project. I thought it'd be cool to share some interesting poses.
Do whatever you like, have fun, but it would be polite if you credit me for the original sketch.

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Update: Free pegasus poses are also here! More creatures on the way later...

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:iconshadowstar-dragonet:
Shadowstar-Dragonet Featured By Owner May 23, 2017
These are a great ref. for me. THANK YOU!!! ;3
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:iconfuturegrave:
FutureGrave Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ong. I will so use these owo. Love them and I have been needing some new dragpn poses.
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:iconyougiastarot:
YougiAstarot Featured By Owner Edited May 22, 2017
Thank you!!!
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:iconsnowscratchthehybrid:
SnowscratchTheHybrid Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Will use!
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:iconstarrider95:
Starrider95 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May we use these on Sirens Whisper/Cimarron on Chatlands too? I love your art and would love to feature it!
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:iconarvexthegaydemon:
ArvexTheGayDemon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know what I'm gonna be drawing today lmao
Thank you so much for posting these though! 
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:iconaomori:
Aomori Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
What ana awesome bunch of references. I am in love <3 Thank you!
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:iconprince-veino:
PRINCE-VEINO Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016
I CANNOT EVER THANK YOU ENOUGH.
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:icontiffashy:
TIFFASHY Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bless your soul for doing this 
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:icondraceon:
Draceon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suck at poses, this will be an awesome starting point for me to learn more :D

Gengar icon 
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:iconiduna-haya:
Iduna-Haya Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so SO much! 
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:iconbiacat:
BIacat Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, these can be really helpful for when you don't know what pose you want to give a character, or for the wings ! Thank you very much for doing this :D
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:iconariade:
Ariade Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is so helpfull!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconsavern:
Savern Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Student General Artist
Oh, wow... A lot of great references here! Thanks a bunch for posting this here~
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:iconfunfunisland77:
funfunisland77 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yessss this is amazing and will be so helpful, thank you!!
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:iconvelvet-softpaws:
Velvet-Softpaws Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a kind thing to do!
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:iconyundaii:
Yundaii Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016
Awesome!
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:iconnightwindwolf95:
nightwindwolf95 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I could use this for some wing reference poses. They're super cute! =^w^=
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:iconravencorona:
RavenCorona Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Student General Artist
Nice.
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:iconzoba22:
Zoba22 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW many thanks for this awesome poses!!!!!  *0*
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:iconami310:
Ami310 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Good poses
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:iconsophia-eowyn:
Sophia-Eowyn Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for sharing! :la: I hope you feel better soon! *hugs*
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:iconleopard-enya:
Leopard-Enya Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016
wow, these look great!
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:iconjian89:
Jian89 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fun :) also good for wing poses ^^
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:icondragon-lady-nfld:
Dragon-Lady-NFLD Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oohhh wonderful ty for sharing
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:iconlunoxius:
Lunoxius Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These can come in handy as references! Thanks for letting us use these! 
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:iconflarezenyu:
FlareZenyu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh wow this is super helpful, thank you so much! I have no clue how to draw a dragon but I do need them in my story haha~ This will make my life so much easier. Q__Q
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:iconcaribourose:
CaribouRose Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Love these, thanks so much for sharing! Also I hope you feel better soon :(
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:iconmintoons:
Mintoons Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. These are very helpful.
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:iconmidnightrainbowsky:
MidnightRainbowsky Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist
Bless you for this gift
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:iconlovellatorendo:
LovellaTorendo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
This is the best thing ever... thank you so much from sharing.
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:iconsargeantsweety:
SargeantSweety Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! I might have use for these in the future ^-^
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:iconkaivris:
Kaivris Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Student General Artist
Are we allowed to use these for adopts?
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:iconbronzehalo:
BronzeHalo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016
Yes, use them for anything, even profit... I don't mind as long as credit is given where it's due. ^^
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:iconcatbirdwoman:
Catbirdwoman Featured By Owner Edited Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would commissions be ok as well? With credits of course. ^_^
This is super awesome. :D
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:iconbronzehalo:
BronzeHalo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
Yep. :) Although I am thinking of offering a few "Your dragon here" type customs/commissions myself, or maybe using the poses for other completed drawings. Nobody (artist or commissioner) should think that they can claim a particular pose only for them.

It shouldn't be a problem though, in my view; even if the same person wanted multiple artists to draw their character, using the same pose, all the different art styles would still turn out fresh results. ^^
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:iconcatbirdwoman:
Catbirdwoman Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd say go for it, they look amazing already, and they are linearts.
Truly poses tech can not be copyrighted, or if it truly was, no artist would ever be able to draw there own art. Because everyone runs out of pose ideas at some point, so it's a bit silly in that since. It's where I am right now, running out of poses to do. -_-

As long as it's not an exact copy, like line for line sort of thing, or if it were super close like a couple details off kinda thing, then it be something to worry about. But if all the poses are styled in that artist style instead, so each artist did there own twist on it for eg, it may be a better result, this way no one truly bites each others heads off. If that makes since.

Is it ok if I were to make some of the wings feathers instead. This would also be different enough to anyone else's. I'd still always credit, even with the changes or not.

Sorry If I'm any bother at all, just always prefer to ask first. ^_^
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BronzeHalo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
Yeah, I know what you mean. ^^
The problem was: in the past, someone tried to sell "Your horse here" customs, using this base.
As you can see, the possible interaction with the base is limited. There's only one way to colour a certain horse's design. So a few other artists complained to me about it;  after one person was paid to customise it, it was "used up" for that character design. No point in others offering the same. That commissioner was done, money/chance gone. If that makes sense?
(also I think it must be pretty boring, to have such a fixed base customised for you... there's not much effort involved, and you can see the exact same body used everywhere)

These sketches are different, they're very open and there are loads of ways that even the same character could be depicted by different artists, multiple times. The style of drawing anatomy, lines, shading, scale-textures... nothing will ever turn out the same, unlike that other fixed base. :)

So I hope the idea of common poses won't frighten any potential commissioners (for any artist).
"You and BronzeHalo and XXX are all using the same dragon poses, but I want my character to look unique in every piece! Not have the same pose as someone else's commission, somewhere else."
Well, all commissions will still be unique because of the artist's style and interpretation. If commissioner does like a certain pose, it's not terrifying and forbidden just because it's been vaguely used before, is it?

(and in the same way, I don't want to see any artists bitching "Hey I already claimed this pose from the sheet, don't use it as well! It will make MY uses less unique" because that's arrogant and it doesn't matter anyway, have faith in your own style.)

.. aaanyway yes, of course you can edit these however you like. :la: Add feathers, butterfly wings, or twist body into a 13-legged triangular Chinese dragon. There are no rules, these are for anyone's inspiration.
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:iconcatbirdwoman:
Catbirdwoman Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This comment a thousand times over. I agree very much. :3

I will give a heads up to any commissioner I may have, that they are paying for a pose that many others well most likely be using also, I will try my best to put my own twist and style on it, but they must understand this fact or get no service from me, I don't wish to hear completes either.

I truly hope nothing bad like that turns up, but if it does do let me know, I won't continue using the poses, I don't wish to cause problems. Just really love these poses and they help alot, since I've ran out of ideas for poses I wish to do. Many thanks. ^_^
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:iconwild-dracoyena:
Wild-Dracoyena Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're all so adorable!
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:icondayvera:
dayvera Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yo, these'll definable help! I hope you feel better soon ;-;
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:iconwaltervd:
Waltervd Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
faved this is handy for reference when i am making a dragon model later this month xD
i could use the generic to build the body and then go over it to make it less generic ouo
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:iconmakoes:
Makoes Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow these are awesome!!!! It's so hard to find poses for dragons, thank you so much for posting these and letting us use them!
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:iconkaisaartz:
KaisaArtz Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHH THANK YOU SO MUCH! This is exactly what I needed <3 
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:iconaiobamatto:
AiobaMatto Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're amazing
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:iconmoonguarding:
moonguarding Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
omg so manny
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:iconmoonfirestars:
MoonfireStars Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
omg amazing work! i will defiantly be using these to inspire me on my dragons :D
thx!
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Anayo-s Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
I'm just looking up at them like:

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saiwolf7 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
these are great!
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