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Smok wawelski

Smok wawelski, a large archosaur that lived during the Triassic in what is now Poland.

It's an illustration I made for a book.
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Knarme's avatar
Hah, he looked like a theropod before being a theropod was cool / even a thing
TheCrocodileLord's avatar
I thought smok was a pseudosuchian
Batterymaster's avatar
It is; it just had a very theropod-like posture.
NocturnalSea's avatar
I love the natural lighting and high contrast. Really makes it look like a living animal in a real environment.
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Magnanimous-Matt's avatar
Expert use of value!
asari13's avatar
Etomo's avatar
The lighting in your paintings are always so true to life--I love the washed out feeling of it.
Celestial-Rainstorm's avatar
Gorgeous, just gorgeous! 
grisador's avatar
Ksenon-the-dragon's avatar
Amazing..and looks better than this in Kraków :v
JonaGold2000's avatar
Love the landscape
Silvanoxia's avatar
Po prostu przepiękny :)
mygodlorain's avatar
A eso le llamo grandeza de DIOS
JokaJikanda's avatar
cool notion of light
perry1214's avatar
That reember me the Patagonia Argentia :D
BiteMeFox's avatar
Great textures!
Spino11's avatar
Really beautiful! I wish I could paint like that :D
Gorgo-the-Outlander's avatar
I'm half-Polish, on my mother's side. I grew up on the story of the Dragon of Wawel. I think it's awesome that a paleontologist decided to name a dinosaur from that region after the infamous dragon of legend!
RobinSuperhero's avatar
Great painting! But u know...smok wawelski is just a Cracov legend.
Yutyrannus's avatar
And it is also a large Triassic archosaur named after that legend...
RobinSuperhero's avatar
Oh. Sorry! I didn't know that! My fault
sparrowcrazy's avatar
Still.. dinosaurs existed even in the regions were Poland is today.... it's probable that the legends arised from stories about these prehistoric beasts, much like the Loch Ness monster might be a reference to a plesiosaur like creature.

After all what could dragons be if not "dinosaurs" if you pardon my using the term generally without dividing it into proper groups of land/air/sea creatures from that time.;)
RobinSuperhero's avatar
Alright! :) 
Ps. That's a REALLY nice ''Smok Wawelski''
PPS. I am from Poland,u too?
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