This group is dedicated to creative paleoart - art that depicts dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures exhibiting behaviors and physical attributes not usually depicted in mainstream artwork.
We'd like to encourage artists to share paleoart that is in some way unique or different from how dinosaurs are normally depicted in most books and movies. For example:
Things you often see depicted in dinosaur books:
Dinosaurs simply standing there
Things you DON'T often see depicted in dinosaur books:
Dinosaur mating displays
Symbiotic relationships between prehistoric species
Dinosaurs with diseases
These are merely examples. Feel free to draw or submit any paleoart you like.
This group is NOT directly affiliated with the book All Yesterdays or its authors. This group's name was used with permission from Darren Naish.
Thylacosmilus huntBased on the new study and its conclusions.
She stands at midday, the heat of the sun bothering her. Still, compared to many other animals she’s well off, her jaw flanges, long tail and horn dissipating heat and her black tear-like facial markings allowing her to see without being blinded. She lies against the ground, camouflages against the Pampas grass, her head scouting for appropriate prey.
She spots a potential candidate, a juvenile Adinotherium. Like her he has a horn, but his points forwards and is much thinner, a pure display device compared to her oddly shaped dome. He grazes, vaguely aware of her presence, but an infected hindleg prevents him from sprinting immediately. So he begins to pick up the pace, trying to join the rest of the herd.
She’s having none of that.
With a painful push-up like motion, she uses her forelimbs to dart forward, quickly followed by a kick from the hindlimbs. She’s now fully galloping, and quickly catches up to her victim. He