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Harry-the-Fox

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Artist // Professional // Digital Art
  • Apr 24
  • Australia
  • Deviant for 14 years
  • He / Him
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My Bio
Super-fast FAQ.

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Are you a Metalhead? YES! A Furry? NO! The ears are a joke.

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How do you work?
Painting in layers with photoshop and Krita. Over the recent years, I've based Palaeontological work carefully on scientific studies and reputable skeleton reconstructions (eg Scott Hartman), and using a custom ruler tool scaled to meters and measured against individual bones or segments. Also of course, lots of scientific articles, often directly testing for size. My older Palaeo art is just eyeballed (with surprising precision I am proud to say) but lacking scientific research.

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I noticed something incorrect- mind if I let you know?
Please do! That said, the source you use makes a world of difference.. like the difference between Siverson getting upset I wasn't convinced his top-secret 20 meter Megalodon skeleton existed, all the way up to Ovleg convincing me to make a new 18m Megalodon size chart based on his scientific study (Leder, Perez and Badaut, 2016).

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Image usage? Can I link-to/use your images?
Feel free to ask- my answer will probably be "yes"!
I've actually had my images published in books by Penguin, and taken commissions for Ken Derby in the past too (and this is back when I was strapped for time).

Favourite Visual Artist
Brom, Keith Thompson
Favourite Movies
Star Trek 2009, The Thing, Inception, Hellraiser, TotalRecall (old), Dark Knight, StarWars series, the first TMNT movie,
Favourite TV Shows
Big,Bigger,Biggest; Samurai7, Samurai Champloo, Gundam00, Avatar, Zoids, Community, NGEO/BBC Docos
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Dimmu Borgir, Mechina, Project Hate, Xerath,
Favourite Books
THE GAP SAGA, RiftWars, Alex Rider, Percy Jackson, Psycho Bums,
Favourite Writers
Stephen Donaldson! Raymond E Feist, Anthony Horowitz, Rick Riordan, Andy Griffiths
Favourite Games
FAR CRY 3!!!, Team Fortress 2, Red Alert 2, Capsized, Defense Grid, Half-Life, Portal(s), Prey, StarTrek EliteForce1, and QUAAKEEE!
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC biatches
Tools of the Trade
Digitablet, pencil- also sculpey for modeling
Other Interests
Art, Metal, Scifi, Fantasy, beach, forests, anime (obviously)

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Comments

Nope; but can guarantee it's a huge contrast for Basilosaurus.

Abingdon Pliosaurus Size

Just copied the anterior end straight from a study; noticed the pre-terminal (tail fin) vertebrae matched almost identical to Plotosaurus (at the time argued to be the closest relative- and otherwise had a LOT of anatomical consistencies). That said, that's been revised and I'd recommend checking Mosasaurus lemonnieri instead (that being a complete skeleton). Something I promised myself I'd get around to at some point lol.

Mosasaurus hoffmannii Size

I actually don't remember the proportions exactly, but they're pretty well conveyed in the study this came from. Just note, head, neck, torso AND tail can all vary between each other (in fact, the second largest size is primarily due to an extremely short tail for its size).

Abingdon Pliosaurus Size