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Dracorex hogwartsia

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...with some speculative dragonish spines. This one is dedicated to Melissa Walshe melissawalshe.com/ in thanks for the thoughtful and very helpful feedback she gave on Groom of the Tyrannosaur Queen (www.thekingdomsofevil.com/?pag…
Dracorex (or rather Pachycephalosaurus, since I'm a lumper) made an appearance in an early draft of Tyrannosaur Queen, which unfortunately didn't survive to the finished version.

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nemo-ramjet's avatar
Beautiful art, Dan!
Are you in the "no cheeks" camp when it comes to Ornithischians?
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I was when I drew this :)
Based on the other comments, though, maybe I ought to rethink my affiliation.
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It looks great, Daniel! Nice perspective and color choice. 
Shouldn't it have some more developed cheeks, though?
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Yeah, I didn't quite get the three-dimensionality of the head, did I? Do you know where I can find a front view of the skull?
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Oh, the head dimensionality looks quite right to me, I was actually referring to the absence of fleshy "cheeks" around the mouth.
I have found this interactive 3D beauty, I hope it helps: prehistoricplanet.com/features…
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Oh I see. I thought the consensus was marginocephalans didn't have fleshy cheeks.
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It's a prickly issue, but I think evidence suggests the existence of muscle-less "cheeks" (not real cheeks, those are exclusive to mammals)
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So just, like, flaps of skin between the jaws?
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The thing looks creepier being cheekless... Awesome!

Did the marginocephalians that actually make it have cheeks (I reckon Triceratops is in the novel, right?)
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I'm using :iconqilong:'s interpretation of cheeklessness.  
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If yes - please draw random birs, who chained up to the rock by wings and legs
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I don't understand you. Write your message in Ukrainian and I'll use google translate.

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Ти робиш безкоштовні реквести?
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It depends on what you request. I draw things that interest me. 
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Ok
Bird with chained wings and legs
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Do you do free requests?
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