So in regards to the dragon have lips post how would Sahrotaar speak? I love your art ❤❤
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OUHH MY GOD i have thought about this and I love serpentine dragons most of all but MAN they have gotta work on their dental
Sahrotaar speaks by simply moving his jaw; there’s no skin movement at all in the model. This is likely an oversight on whoever remodeled the dragon face (on the same vein as Gatorclaws dropping fully-clawed recoloured deathclaw hands), but I’ll make do with what I’ve got.
They’re actually not that difficult once you look at their model! Their upper jaw actually tilts down, while their lower jaw is underslung and tilts up. This means the lower lip connects easily with the jaw, and there’s a lot of excess skin up around the eye, which seems to be hitched up all the time. This is probably resting position, but they can move it down when speaking (albeit with a little bit of difficulty).
Their skin is likely a lot tougher than regular dragons due to having lighter scales, so speaking might be a problem due to restricted lip mobility.
Of course serpentine dragons are also designed around eels, which have pharyngeal jaws in their throat, so I couldn’t resist