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An unorthodox Masiakasaurus

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Been a while!  Sorry I haven't uploaded... anything, in like half a year, but I have gotten quite busy as of late.  But, I felt it was worth it to submit *something* just so you know I still exist and do do paleoart from time to time.

Anyway, I wanted to sit down and try a very unorthodox dinosaur depiction.  I chose Masiakasaurus!  Most depictions of this animal have it with its snaggle toothed jaws barred, with gigantic curving teeth coming out at the viewer.  And who can blame them, have you seen it's skull?  Goddamn.  I mean, I was guilty of this in my depiction of it in my project: Dinsoauria (number 30 something if you want to go check it out).

But in reality, animals are rarely that metal.  Crazy looking skulls and skeletons tend to look more subdued in nature, and I feel Masiakasaurus's crazy dentition was no exception.  Plus, Masiakasaurus's teeth are actually a lot smaller than normally depicted.  So, using the probably more likely downturned snout reconstruction and gave it some lizardy lips to conceal its mouth.

And then I covered it in feathers, because, uh, what the hell, it's my picture.  I guess I just want to see some more variety on this animal.  I think sometimes we get caught up in focusing on goofy anatomical quirks and fail to see the full animal as it could have been.  This is my attempt at rectifying that somewhat.  I wanted to ask the question--"What do I *really* think Masiakasaurus looked like?" and free myself from potential preconceived notions and artistic license.
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if you ever think about starting with the idea for the dinoverse graphic novel, I would support you in anyway I could!