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Jurassic Aftermath by ErikShoemaker Jurassic Aftermath by ErikShoemaker
Jurassic Aftermath - in a time following "Jurassic Park" and "Jurassic World".
One of two works I created for the Aurora Exibition III: Orange, www.projectaurora.art/exhibiti…

The idea for this image was born when I discussed with (I believe it was him) JayGraphixx about how in all the years on DA I never made a matte painting involving dinosaurs, although they generally fascinate me. I tried a more systematic approach to matching tones and levels (kudos to Reid Southen's video: www.facebook.com/reid.southen/…) and I'm happy how "realistic" it turned out because of it, even though I used a lot of 3D material and plastic figures in the process. I also managed to sneak in a few pictures from my recent winter vacation. :lol:

As always, thanks for stopping by & I hope you like it!
Do check out the other amazing pieces of the Aurora exhibition! :-)


Thanks to:
dinosaur 24 by jettstockDinosaur 2 by qroot-stockAucasaurus Running 01 and Brachiosaurus_01 by 2ndechoDenver Botanical Dinosaur 112 by Falln-StockRuined Building png. by DonkeySneakersUNRESTRICTED - Petal Rain 02 by frozenstocks | other stock purchased from photobash.com, mattepaint.com or my own.
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Ok. Getting down to business on this one. SO MANY DINOSAURS <3. I can identify almost all of them, though I do notice some inaccuracies (to be fair there are inaccuracies of JP and JW, too). Your buddy brachiosaurus in the left farground doesn't look greatly like a brachiosaurus; looks more like a titanosaur, which InGen probably had.
Is that airplane a 737? If it is I think the dinosaurs on it are Deinonychus, but if it is smaller they could be Velociraptor or (not in the movies) Oviraptor, another dinosaur which InGen probably had. Might be Mamenchinasurus, Camarasaurus, Jobaria or Sauroposideon
Now to your focal point Mr. Big, Mean, Wannabe T. Rex. Now it could be T Rex, but I can't see how many fingers it has (there could be a divergent third finger, which appears in many earlier theropod dinosaurs); in fact the hand on the right (viewers right, dinosaurs left) looks to have three, but the other only has one. T Rex also does not have the skeletal structure to support a crest, even if it is held up by muscles (a la, Ornitolestes). I drew up a list of some dinosaurs it could be including, but not limited to: T. Rex, Giganotosaurus, Megalosaurus, Abelisaurus, Gorgosaurus, Rugops, Majungosaurus, Allosaurus, Carcharodontosaurus, Prospinosaurus, Baryonyx, Monolophosaurus, the real Dilophosaurus( real ones didn't spit acid or have a frill), Ceratosaurus, Dryptosaurus, Metraicanthosaurus, Albertosaurus, Acrocanthosaurus, Applaciosaurus, ... The list goes on and on and on and on.
The other dinosaurs I'm not so sure about. Stripey over on the left might be a Siamotyrannus or a smaller Tyrannosaur or Abelisaur. It does merge some characteristics of a carcharodontosaur, but it probably isn't one.
Finally, flying reptiles. Pterodons are a large and varied group. I'm going to assume InGen had thousands of species. I see Pterodon, Nychtosaurus, and Quetzalcoatlus.
If you look WAY back behind the wing and to the left of Trump-Tower-MGM building at the right I see an object that looks less like a rock and more like a Torosaurus (related to Triceratops) frill.
Now for my nitpickiness: I'm not sure what city this is. However, we know from JW that Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna are close to California. In fact, This is probably some poor SoCal city. If so, it is on the water. It'd be cool to have a Jurassic Aftermath II, but this time focus on the shore or something...
Anyway, I'm going to finish on a note on the coloration. The sunrise, though we can't see the sun, is a good stylistic choice, symbolic in signaling that a new time has come: the Second Age of Dinosaurs.
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JQuasarD Featured By Owner 5 days ago
It's brilliant.

A really attractive piece of artwork.
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funkwood Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2019
Exceptionally cool composition and lighting fx. Everything (including the clouds, fuselage and dinosaurs) seem to be emerging from a focal point in the bottom right quadrant of the comp. creating a dynamic and unifying creation
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Pendragon-Arts Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Omg, Jurassic Shoemaker!!!!! This is bloody brilliant!!!
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89ScottHyde68 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2019
Very smooth and towering render.   Me like
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :D
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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Edited Mar 4, 2019  Student Digital Artist
OMG Wonderful scenery with dinosaurs :wow: excellent use of the colors and light :clap: very well done :clap: :love: 
the winner of the AMA's category Best use of Animal :la:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha too bad I can't participate! But I was nominated last month already, so I won't complain. :D Thanks so much for the nice compliment mate!
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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Student Digital Artist
yeah lol welcome :hug:
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Twinkle-space Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019   Digital Artist
Love the lighting and perspective. Great scene and work! I feel movement and I can hear them coming :love:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much dear! I enjoy making my pictures appear like there's a lot of movement - I'm glad it's working!
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Julian-Faylona Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019
I really love how believable this is! Great job mate! :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much mate!
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JayGraphixx Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Holy crap!! You really did it xD 
It's gorgeous, especially the lighting and shadowing. I definitely like how the dinosaurs are all faced in one direction. Pretty cool work man. It's really inspiring :D     
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha yeah it took some time until I could put it out there.. I also like the flow the dinos and clouds are creating. Thanks so much! I'm glad it worked :D
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JayGraphixx Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Anytime, glad it turned out well :D 
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justin5578 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019
Plane wreck on the beach in Iceland? 
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah :)
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CharllieeArts Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Masterpiece!:love:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much man! :)
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CharllieeArts Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Student Digital Artist
My pleasure mate!:hug:
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GraniaA Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work! Just a delight!La la la la 
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks again for your support!
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, nice one! :clap:
Really feels like they're running wild.
And the soft light is a nice contrast to the chaos that is actually going on in the scene :D 
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe thanks mate! I tried to make it appear as if they are all going for something in the same direction... It creates a nice flow together with the clouds, I think. Glad it's working! :D
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Or maybe they're runnig away :O
From the most dangerous predator of all...humans :shakefish:
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Amaranta-G Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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Malleni-Stock Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible work! Wow :clap:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Vielen Dank! :)
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Energiaelca1 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing artwork
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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Energiaelca1 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most welcome Hug
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IgnisFatuusII Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019   Digital Artist
Great work!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you dear!
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IgnisFatuusII Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019   Digital Artist
my pleasure!=)
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Mate397 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019
We have bloody guns and all that war equipment...why would this be even remotely plausable? 
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe I guess you're right ;)
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Secretadmires Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Beautifully use of stocks also love the prospective!:rose:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much secret!
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Secretadmires Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019  Student Digital Artist
You are most welcome!:rose:
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panjoool Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing idea, and feels so real Erik, no words for composition and perspective, incredible, and how you create this light ( atmosphere) I think I must try it in the future, because, because I can feel this light on my skin,
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thanks so much mate, I'm glad you like the lighting! I like creating warm shiny things. :D Glad you like it, it's a nice compliment for me!
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vanBlood Featured By Owner Edited Feb 22, 2019
So great :) :clap:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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crissouza Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So many details, amazing artwork
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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Rowye Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah man this is awesome! I love how realistic it looks, surely a bit more vivid but the way you played with light and shadow here is pretty damn great... beautiful stuff.
Also look at all those little things over there far away. xD
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha yeah I'm a sucker for those as well as the shiny lighting stuff as you know well :D I try to work on the other thingy a bit over the weekend.. hope I can finally find the time!
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Whendell Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Wow, so incredible, so many details I do not know where to look first! One of my favorite works of yours! All the brilliant action ... looks like they're about to break the screen lol Congratulations! :clap:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much mate! It's been a bit quiet around you lately. Hope to see new stuff from you soon :D
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