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Here it is; the finished version of the WIP from yesterday*! :squee:
It's my entry to a small contest hosted by the german Let's Play-ers Gronkh and Sarazar, the theme is 'your favourite Dinosaur'. First thought was Triceratops (of course), but Wikipedia had some cool images of other subspecies of the Ceratopsidae with pretty-er horns and patterns, so I ended up choosing the Styracosaurus! (Which also has the benefit of being quadruped and bulky while it's also rather agile~ perfect.)
Getting a good composition was a pain in the *ss, it took about 30 sketches and the additional brain-power of ~Ilumeos to get what you're seeing there. Choosing colors and doing the dinosaur went very quickly and without problems (2h) though, but I'm not entirely sadisfied with the plants...they weren't supposed to be super detailed since the focus is on the animal, but still, a bit more...realism would have been nice. Oh well, practice is calling!

The results of the contest will be announced between 6 and 7pm on Friday -while I'm in Bremen watching Hamlet. Meh. Wish me luck guys! I can't even say how epic and key-smashin'-awesome it would be to get the image at least shown, even if I don't win. The thought alone akes me super-giddy, though I try not to expect anything. :love:

Comments are appreciated as always! :la:

Photoshop CS4, Wacom Intuos 4, 6-8h
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Midnight305's avatar
love the colors of this one it's so pretty
josmulder's avatar
nice drawing te lighting is beutyfull
SpinosaurusDinosaur's avatar
Wow, excellent work on both the subject and background :)
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bhut's avatar
You made it look very colorful. Nice.
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bhut's avatar
You're welcome.
Terraraptor's avatar
Very cool. I love the colors.
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The-Blonde-Pony-Bear's avatar
this is amazing well done! :wow:
Psalmbody's avatar
Thank GOD you didn't call it a Triceratops :XD:

Almost everyone I know will call anything that has a resemblence to a Triceratops, a Triceratops :P Fantastic job by the way! :clap:
Pollenstern's avatar
I cant remeber but have you won something??? i think so
Heyriel's avatar
I won an access code to Primal Canage -unfortunately, as it turns out, my pc is too old for it though *le sigh*
Pollenstern's avatar
Ohhh but you have won something cx I wanna send Sarazar an Assisians Creed 3 T-Shirt (das bei mir noch rumliegt xDD)
suohii's avatar
Wow!! This is wonderful! c:
Your style is amazing and I just love the colors you used on this pic! The anatomy is awesomesauce!!! <:U
Stunning work!
Heyriel's avatar
Thank you so much! I'm really happy you enjoy it :love:
suohii's avatar
You're welcome! c:
dragonfly1991's avatar
I've seen this in the live-stream...and now i find it on deviantart...very nice work! :)
Heyriel's avatar
It still makes me giddy to think that so many people saw it there xD
Thank you, glad you like it <3
KreepingSpawn's avatar
Beauty. :) Great colors, nice form and weight to this critter. One of my fav dinos. ;)
Heyriel's avatar
Thank you very much! :D
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TheOneTrueSirCharles's avatar
Love the colors!
Styracosaurus is one of my favorite ceratopsians.
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