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Fraggle Bones by Negaduck9 Fraggle Bones by Negaduck9
I like drawing skeletons. To me they are not representations of death, but of structure. Since I've been Fragglin' out, why not try figuring out what a Fraggle skeleton looks like?

Most of it is basically humanoid, with alterations to accommodate their size and lifestyle. The skull was a bit tricky, however. We know they have teeth, even though we hardly ever see them (Convincing John being the most obvious exception), so I've given them herbivore molars & incisors, no eyeteeth. Eye sockets on top, of course. Precious little brain case, but they seem to make do. This pic was drawn without reference material, by the way, so don't look too closely at the hands and joints.

No Fraggles were harmed in the making of this image, despite it looking like something exhumed from the back of Junior Gorg's garden. A Fraggle simply fell asleep while waiting in line at the airport and got slipped through the X-ray machine.

EDIT: Argh! I left out the hyoid bone. What the heck was I thinking?How are they supposed to sing all day without that?
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DCatpuppet Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student Writer
Very interesting. This could be a very accurate skeleton of a Fraggle. :)
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Thanks!
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DCatpuppet Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student Writer
You're welcome!
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GroovyGal18 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Student Writer
Wow! That's pretty cool! But quick question...what's the hyoid bone? Confused 
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
It's the bone in the throat. The larynx, tongue, and other structures are attached to it.
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GroovyGal18 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student Writer
Ah, so that's why the Fraggles won't be able to sing. I'm going to tell my biology teacher this tomorrow! :D
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Charanty Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Looks interesting indeed.
Well, however I've always thought that Fraggles are bird-like creatures of a sort.
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Some people do take them that way. However, they seem mammalian to me because they have teeth (look at Convincing John), they have tails, they have flexible snouts, and they don't seem to understand what eggs are ("Wembley's Egg"), indicating that they give live birth.
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Charanty Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Well, maybe so.
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Newsiefan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is hilarious! I one day again will restart my collection of skulls; like you, bones fascinate me...the architecture of structure, yes indeed. This is adorable.
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
This pic is many things, but I'd never expected anyone to call it adorable.

I'm glad you see things the way I do as far as structure goes. Can you imagine Newsie's skull? It'd look like someone had stretched the area between the eyes and lower jaw like taffy.
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SarahFraggle Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
This is very well done, excellent work!:)

I have actually had a thought about drawing a Fraggle skeleton, (and/or muscles and organs) as well, but quickly thought against it. I just didn't want to think that much about Fraggle innards I guess. But yet I have no problem doing that with Pokemon... :shrug:
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
I like drawing structure. I have a very analytical mind, and I like to figure out what's going on "under the hood." As I'm also a fanfic writer, that also means working out a lot of character psychology. Fortunately that's also fun for me.

I'm weird that way. ;)
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SarahFraggle Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
I am quite like that as well, so I know what you mean. ;p
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nintendolover2010 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
AMAZING JOB with the Fraggle Bones!!! :D:D:D
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Thanks!
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nintendolover2010 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Your very welcome! :D
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
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This may be relevant to all this. I sort of deviated from the characterisation of the fraggles, and gave them a face that is more natural and functional looking than a simple puppet head w googly eyes. I based it on the idea that fraggles are some sort of goblin-like animal, I mean they always reminded me a little of nicer versions of Labyrinth.
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Hehm, that's pretty interesting. Looks a little like a Spore creature or a giant aloth. I'm not sure what they would look like if I tried to make them realistic. They'd probably end up looking like rodents or small primates.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
I agree.
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Rachelevans1013 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Writer
this is too brilliant for me to articulate O_O
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Even though it's an articulated skeleton? ;)
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Rachelevans1013 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Writer
ROFL!!!! and where IS that pesky hyoid bone? :)
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Um... hey, look! Aren't those Ditzies?
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Rachelevans1013 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Writer
I dunno! Look! a :iconbutterflyplz:
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WallynSimonsGirl Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
AWWW! I envy you for being able to draw skeletons, PERIOD! That's so cool! :dance: Rarely have I seen skeletal pics for construction/foundation purposes! I rather like this, you did a great job! :dance: Instant fave! Everything looks in order and proportion too! Very nice! :nod:
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Thanks, glad you like it and were not too creeped out.
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WallynSimonsGirl Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
:giggle: I wasn't creeped out at all, and you're welcome! ^-^
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MrGogglesWV Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
I can just see Travelling Matt accidentally walking through an airport X-ray machine.
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
So can I. Can you imagine the postcard he would write back about the security measures? "And after all that, they didn't even LOOK at my teeth!"
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MrGogglesWV Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
I imagine poor T. Mathew Fraggle would see the X-ray screen and assume the airport was haunted with ghostly skeletons.
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
If he saw the luggage screener, he'd think that even the carryons were haunted.
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Mr-R0bby-R0b Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Now that's something I've never seen before, an actual Fraggle skeleton. If Jim were to ever see that...
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
I can't imagine under what circumstances Jim or any other Silly Creature would find a Fraggle skeleton. It seems a safe bet that they bury their dead within the caves somewhere, and if Junior ever succeeded in mortally thumping one it'd be buried in the garden.

If he made friends with one he could X-ray it, but I doubt that would even occur to him.
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Mr-R0bby-R0b Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
True, I don't think anyone in the world would ever be ready or willing to see a Muppet's actual skeleton. I can't help but cringe when imagining what the bones of a character like Animal or Grover would look like...
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Animal would probably look like a cross between a human and a greyhound, but with a scary-looking skull. Grover's would be freaky, though, as he would have vertebra-like bones in his arms.
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EffieQuisquilla Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Hah! Genious! Only the eye sockets might be too low...
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
If I put the eye sockets any higher, they'd be off the top of the skull!
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EffieQuisquilla Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Just like the eyes of freggles, in my opinion. But allright, you're the expert.
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ilnaras Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fraggles aren't human; maybe they don't need a hyoid bone. Might be something unique to Fraggle physiology.
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Perhaps, or the analagous structure might be tough cartilage. Still, I feel silly for having forgotten to draw it.
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PuckRox Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Student Photographer
Interesting!
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Muppets4eva Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it looks like a little monkey!
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Sketchbomb Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Clever. Reminds me of the class I should have taken in art school. I'll refrain from suggesting that a fraggle skeleton should look like a human hand because this is cool.
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Someone's already done that gag, but with Kermit the Frog.
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maxvision92 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Kermit's X-rays just have the bones of a forearm; Fraggles are lucky like that.
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
If you X-ray a Doozer you'll see wires and chips and rods and things. It's freaky.
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maxvision92 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I always wondered how they made those things work. That was the one thing I saw on Fraggle Rock that left me scratching my head.
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Some of them were worked by puppeteers, but using rods and whatnot to move the head and open & close their mouths. Others were remote-controlled. The DVD sets have extras that go into nifty detail on Doozer and Gorg technology. Once you know what it take to make the Gorgs "live," they become really impressive.
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maxvision92 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I gathered that the Gorgs were definitely more advanced than Big Bird, because both their arms worked.
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