Post by Ghost of Fire (Fëanáro) on May 11, 2014 19:25:12 GMT -8
Have you ever wondered exactly how long your dragon's head is? Been stuck trying to guess where exactly that draconic nose can fit? Look no further, for help is here. All this takes is either a pencil, paper, and patience, or (for more exact results) a calculator.
Firstly, to re-iterate. Unlike horses, dogs, and cats, a dragon is measured from point of shoulder to point of rump (chest to base of tail). That is the stated length measurement of your dragon does not include head, neck, or tail.
The tail of a dragon is roughly the same length as its body. Ex. Ancalanath is 36 feet long. Therefore his tail is likewise 36 feet long.
The head of a dragon is roughly one-third as long as the body. Ex. Ancalanath is 36 feet long. His head is therefore approximately 12 feet long.
The neck of a dragon is approximately twice with length of his/her head. Ex. Ancalanath's head is 12 feet long, therefore his neck is roughly 24 feet long.
The nose/mouth of a dragon (measured from bottom of lower jaw to top of upper jaw) is about one-quarter of the length of the head. Ex. Ancalanath's head is 12 feet long, therefore his mouth is approximately 3 feet tall.