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All the reconstructions of the new Spinosaurus were lacking in torpedo launchers so I aimed to remedy that.

All the reconstructions of the new Spinosaurus were lacking in torpedo launchers so I aimed to remedy that.

rhamphotheca:

Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered
Jurassic fossils may mean that feathers were all in the family.
by Dan Vergano
Almost all dinosaurs were probably covered in feathers, Siberian fossils of a tufted, two-legged running dinosaur dating from roughly 160 million years ago suggest.
Over the past two decades, discoveries in China have produced at least five species of feathered dinosaurs. But they all belonged to the theropod group of “raptor” dinosaurs, ancestors of modern birds.
Now in a discovery reported by an international team in the journal Science, the new dinosaur species, Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus, suggests that feathers were all in the family. That’s because the newly unearthed 4.5-ft-long (1.5 m) two-legged runner was an “ornithischian” beaked dinosaur, belonging to a group ancestrally distinct from past theropod discoveries…
(read more: National Geographic)
illustration by Andrey Atuchin

Although I know it isn’t likely for them to have been fluffy, this discovery is inspiring some daydreams of musk-oxen Ceratopsians. I may have made a few happy squeaks.

rhamphotheca:

Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

Jurassic fossils may mean that feathers were all in the family.

by Dan Vergano

Almost all dinosaurs were probably covered in feathers, Siberian fossils of a tufted, two-legged running dinosaur dating from roughly 160 million years ago suggest.

Over the past two decades, discoveries in China have produced at least five species of feathered dinosaurs. But they all belonged to the theropod group of “raptor” dinosaurs, ancestors of modern birds.

Now in a discovery reported by an international team in the journal Science, the new dinosaur species, Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus, suggests that feathers were all in the family. That’s because the newly unearthed 4.5-ft-long (1.5 m) two-legged runner was an “ornithischian” beaked dinosaur, belonging to a group ancestrally distinct from past theropod discoveries…

(read more: National Geographic)

illustration by Andrey Atuchin

Although I know it isn’t likely for them to have been fluffy, this discovery is inspiring some daydreams of musk-oxen Ceratopsians. I may have made a few happy squeaks.

Have some fat probably inaccurate Styracosaurs!
I’m going to try and tackle an oil painting of some running Styracosaurs, so I wanted to post some of my process work. Right now I’m just getting down to figuring out poses, anatomy, and composition. I really want to actually see this project to completion, unlike alot of what I post here (usually just my sketches.) More than likely the final piece will be uploaded to my Facebook.
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Have some fat probably inaccurate Styracosaurs!

I’m going to try and tackle an oil painting of some running Styracosaurs, so I wanted to post some of my process work. Right now I’m just getting down to figuring out poses, anatomy, and composition. I really want to actually see this project to completion, unlike alot of what I post here (usually just my sketches.) More than likely the final piece will be uploaded to my Facebook.

Speaking of which…

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Just wanted to let you all know I am doing things. Like battle ferrets and shirtless dino riders While marathoning Jackie Chan Adventures.

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Jun 9

So I’m planning a trip to Alberta

Hey everyone. I do apologize about the lack of paleoart recently (though granted part of that is my perpetual struggle with drawing ceratopsian front feet in perspective!) BUT in relation to that, I’m planning a trip for next summer out to Alberta, Canada. Specifically, a guided dig in the Dinosaur Park Formation, and I’m hopeful for a few days of hiking/camping out there and of course the Royal Tyrrell Museum. My heart’s pretty set on that particular place; the presence of Styracosaurus and Gorgosaurus in that formation makes me keenly interested (read: giddy as a four year old seeing the Elephant in the Smithsonian for the first time.) Meandering into the Hell Creek formation in Montana is definitely an additional consideration, and I’ve considered the Field Museum of Chicago to be another stop, though its far away. And, naturally, there will be a lot of drawing!

I live allllll the way in southern Virginia, however, so travel is going to be a major downer in all of this. One of my plans was just to stick with being in Alberta and Dinosaur Park, so planning air travel would be smoother; Another plan was to do a shortened version of the Dinosaur Park trip with the excursion into Montana. Do any of you guys have any advice for me in staying in Alberta? Does anybody have any experience in Dinosaur Park, and how is it? Let me know your thoughts!

Jun 3

Fun with Alchemy and photoshop.

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Hyenafreak - the kind of thing I come up with when I’m frustrated and angry.
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Hyenafreak - the kind of thing I come up with when I’m frustrated and angry.

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Carnotaurus-inspired creature doodle
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Carnotaurus-inspired creature doodle

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Playing with Alchemy silhouettes I made.

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May 5
Work in progress speedpainting with some new brushes I made with Alchemy. Initially started as a Cambrian swamp, but now I may just stick with swamp.
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Work in progress speedpainting with some new brushes I made with Alchemy. Initially started as a Cambrian swamp, but now I may just stick with swamp.

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