Sunday, January 4, 2015

Dragon by Da Vinci

Study of Cats and Other Animals c. 1513

Look carefully, there among the cats.

Da Vinci thought hard about dragons--he pondered most of all the proper placement of their wings.  With his superior knowledge of anatomy and physics, he made sure dragon-wings were positioned in the place of arms, rather than appended helicopter-style to the shoulder blades (he drew winged dragons elsewhere; I cannot find the image at the moment).

I require such scientific exactitude in my creatures of fantasy.  

Except when they are bumble bees.