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Massospondylus carinatus

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"Massive Vertebra"
This delightful fellow with a pot gut is a local to Late Triassic South Africa. And if you took a tape measure to him, he would be about 4 meters long.
His cousin was the mightily Plateosaurus. Just in case you wanted to know.
Massospondylus had quite large 'hands' which were equipped with large claws, and woe betide any rival male or hungry predator that’s for sure! But don't worry folks most of the time they would have been used for pulling at branches and other mundane stuff.
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Musquash's avatar
Nice job. Since I am just a dinosaur enthusiast and not a paleontologist I can't tell if this drawing is accurate or not so I have nothing to complain about.
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commander-salamanderHobbyist General Artist
hey thanks!
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I love the detail put in the skin. And the pose seems almost cute in a dumb tiny-brain kind of way.
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commander-salamanderHobbyist General Artist
Thank you, he is a bit of a cutie pie :D
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hehee, i can see why,
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WWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWW
thats amazing! especialy the effects on the skin, pure brilliance!
thumbs up!
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commander-salamanderHobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, I have a soft spot for this particular chap myself.
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Yay! my favorite prosauropod! Beautiful job on the texture/coloration, and the position/pose is so creative! Lovely, lovely! :+fav:
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commander-salamanderHobbyist General Artist
Thank you, he is a bit of a cutie isn't he? I'm thinking of re-drawing him, I made a few mistakes with this one...
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and good luck with the re-drawing! ;)
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commander-salamanderHobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D I am sure I will.
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Even with anatomical mistakes aside, it's still an amazing piece :D
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PaleoAeolos Traditional Artist
Really exelent! I like mouch your tecnic of painting....its a beutty ilustration
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commander-salamanderHobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :blowkiss:.
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commander-salamanderHobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Isdrake Digital Artist
Wow, it's amazing.
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commander-salamanderHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the comments everybody. I'm rather proud of this one. Some of the structures seem a little odd but this drawing is based on a resently constructed skeleton of this beastie and I was very carefull to keep it in proportion.
He could quite possibly had a bit more of a gut, but leys just say he is hungry and hasn't had anything for a while.
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*applauds*
Nice job, my friend. Hooray for Triassalic hebadividores!
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Spirit-Of-The-Horse Photographer
The detail looks great!
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dustdevilProfessional General Artist
Very good job. A detail, the tail seem strange with that angle on the floor. The femur seem very long too. But again, good job, particularly the skin rendering.
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LufaMouseStudent Traditional Artist
i love you
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commander-salamanderHobbyist General Artist
Not really. Quite small for some dinosaurs. Plus he's rearing up to eat leaves from a tree. Normally he would be going around on all fours.
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OMFG its f**n HUUUUUUGE
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Fuck off birdfucker.
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