It is always amusing to me that anytime I have ever drawn a dragon, I usually get at least a few comments saying it looks like the design of such and such. Some are just making a comparison but other's are just down right militant about this which I find terribly amusing. My dragons have always been heavily inspired by dinosaurs and other paleocreatures that at one time actually lived on our planet. I see a lot of other artists use these concepts similarly then get all huffy about anybody "stealing" the concept from them. Which again, just makes me laugh.
For my latest dragon piece here:
This is a list of just some of the paleo-creatures I borrowed design elements from:
Archaeopteryx, Baronyx, Gorgonopsids (Inostrancevia, Lycaenops), Coelophysis, Deinonychus, Microraptor, Tyrannosaurus, Velociraptor
And here is a list of Dragon artists, here and elsewhere who use some of these same concepts too, to good effect:
Ahkahna, Alkahla, Humingbird, Kilara, Nambroth, Nara87, Sardiryx (Skysealer), Shinerai
Windstone Dragons (by Melody Peña)
Who ever designed the dragon for the movie "Dragonheart"
And hate to say it but that twerp, Christopher Paolini too, or who ever actually drew the dragons.
I'm sure we could spend all day adding to this list. So again, anybody saying I "stole" any designs from anybody else is just pretty silly.