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Night of the Javan Wolf by HodariNundu Night of the Javan Wolf :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 60 8 Ichthyosaur! by HodariNundu Ichthyosaur! :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 88 6 Tyrannosaurus! by HodariNundu Tyrannosaurus! :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 83 2 Parasaurolophus! by HodariNundu Parasaurolophus! :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 67 0 Carnotaurus skull! by HodariNundu Carnotaurus skull! :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 79 0 Triceratops! by HodariNundu Triceratops! :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 72 2 Protoceratops! by HodariNundu Protoceratops! :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 67 1 Ceratosaurus! by HodariNundu Ceratosaurus! :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 117 11 Thanos Courting Death by HodariNundu Thanos Courting Death :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 249 54 Savage Steppebear by HodariNundu Savage Steppebear :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 307 62 Diminutive Dinos! by HodariNundu Diminutive Dinos! :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 304 39 Prize Fighters of Antiquity... In Purple by HodariNundu Prize Fighters of Antiquity... In Purple :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 386 56 Some Random Dino! by HodariNundu Some Random Dino! :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 136 14 Saurodon Jumps! by HodariNundu Saurodon Jumps! :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 136 10 Prehistoric snail preserved with soft tissues by HodariNundu Prehistoric snail preserved with soft tissues :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 105 26 Dynamoterror dynastes!! by HodariNundu Dynamoterror dynastes!! :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 340 56
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Night of the Javan Wolf
Otro doodle de hace cuatro años, ahora un poco más colorido :B 
Atraída por el olor, una hiena gigante esta a punto de atacar el cubil de una pareja de Megacyon, pero el padre llega a tiempo para ayudar a su pareja, arriesgando el pellejo al atacar a un depredador mucho más poderoso que él. D: 
Megacyon fue un cánido prehistórico del tamaño de un lobo grande. Vivió en Java durante el Pleistoceno y aparentemente se encogió con el tiempo para evitar la competencia con el tigre y otros depredadores, hasta dar origen al Mececyon, mucho más pequeño. Segun creo es posible que ambos hayan sido reclasificados como especies de Xenocyon, pero sus restos son incompletos asi que no sabemos exactamente qué aspecto tenía. Pachycrocuta era una hiena enorme, del tamaño de un león y con mandíbulas tremendamente poderosas. 

Another doodle from a few years ago now a little more colorful :B
Attracted by the smell, a giant hyena is about to attack the den of a couple Megacyon, but the father arrives on time to help its mate, risking its life as it bites into the much larger predator D:
Megacyon was a prehistoric canid the size of a large wolf. It lived in Java during the Pleistocene and apparently shrunk over time to avoid competition with the tiger and other predators, until it gave rise to the fox sized Mececyon. As I understand it, both may have been reclassified as Xenocyon recently, but Megacyon's remains are incomplete so we don´t really know what it looked like. 
Pachycrocuta was a huge, lion-sized hyena with tremendously powerful jaws.
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Goes something like this. A king (or a prince, or some powerful ruler anyway) just had a son, but he's told that his son's fate is to be killed by a tiger at a young age (maybe fifteen or sixteen or something like that). 
The father decides that the boy must grow up inside a tower or palace he can never leave, with heavily armed guards outside and torches and everything he can think of so that no tiger ever gets anywhere near his son. But the boy grows longing to see the outside world, and his father refuses to let him out, until finally, out of pity, he has the walls decorated with a mural depicting the exterior, including the animals that live in the land, so that his son can at least have an inkling of what the world is like. 
The boy asks to be shown which animal is the tiger. Then later, he stares at the painting and blames the tiger for his life in imprisonment, and in his rage he punches at the tiger, but there's a nail on the wall he doesn´t see due to its being concealed in the painting. The nail goes into his hand and causes him to die of an infection, thus fullfilling the prophecy. Sort of. :B 

Here's the thing, I read several versions of this story a long time ago (I may be remembering some details wrong), but now I can´t find it anywhere! I tried to Google it but no matter what key words I use it doesn´t show up. I think it may be a pretty ancient tale, but I don´t even remember what country it's from. 

Anyone here can shed some light? It's for homework. Sort of. :B
... how disturbing Andy Serkis' Jungle Book animals are? 

Really. I just saw the movie and it's just... I dunno. It could have been great; it had some really good elements, but it also has several problems and the biggest one for me at least was the animal's designs, just as I feared from watching the trailers.

It is clear that Serkis didn´t want his animal characters to be cuddly, which you know, it's perfectly ok. I have no problem with gnarly-looking animals. I have no problem with Baloo being sort of mangy-looking, or Tabaqui having all mated, dirty fur and being followed by a swarm of flies all the time; they are wild animals after all. The problem is most of the time they don´t look like real animals. 

Take a look.

This is Mother Wolf (whose name was changed for some reason). She looks...  okay, for this movie's parameters. You can recognize her as a wolf, albeit an obviously CGI one. But she's ok. She talks and it doesn´t look terrible. Still, there's something off about her proportions. This is a common problem to all the wolves in the movie.

Wolf by HodariNundu

Here you can see both Mother Wolf and Father Wolf. I like her design a lot more than his. I think he doesn´t look much like a wolf. In fact, they look like they belong to two different species.

Wolf2 by HodariNundu

Here's a closer look at him.

Wolf3 by HodariNundu

And here's another shot of Mother Wolf's far more lupine face as she turns around to face Tabaqui. 

Wolf4 by HodariNundu

And here's Tabaqui who has once more been turned into a hyena, I guess because hyenas look scarier to people, and because a jackal looks too much like a small wolf I suppose. 

He looks appropiately gnarly, but certainly doesn´t look like an Indian striped hyena. If anything he looks like a very small brown hyena with Gollumesque facial expressions.

Hyena1 by HodariNundu

Father Wolf again looking like a big, tired dog. 

Wolf5 by HodariNundu

I actually like this shot, with the cavern and the landscape behind. Tabaqui takes a look at the wolf cubs. The movie LOOKS good, sometimes it looks spectacular, it's just the animals that don´t convince me. But because there's no adult wolves in this frame, Tabaqui actually looks good, even if in other shots we can see he's abnormally small.

Hyena2 by HodariNundu
The wolf cubs have strange badger-like stripes for some reason. In fact, many of the wolves in the movie have odd fur patterns (including some strangely giraffe-like ones) which I personally thought made them look too much like domesticated dogs. What's wrong with normal Indian wolf pattern?

Wolf56 by HodariNundu

I also like these frames because they sort of look like tenebrist oil paintings. Tabaqui actually looks pretty cool here I think, but unfortunately he is never portrayed as a threatening foe; he is always cowardly and submissive, cause hyenas are supposed to be lowly, right? 

Hyena4 by HodariNundu

Hyena3 by HodariNundu

Look at how much taller the wolves look here, compared to the hyena cowering in front of them. Leaving aside the fact that the wolf's legs are out of proportion, why do people keep forgetting hyenas are bigger and burlier than the vast majority of wolves? 

Hyenaswolf by HodariNundu

Seriously, here's a frame from that famous BBC documentary on Arabian wildlife, in which a hyena takes over a pack of wolves' food, and you can see the hyena and the wolf together. Indian wolves like those in the movie are similar in size to these Arabian wolves; they are somewhat smaller and lighter than hyenas, and look at the size difference between their heads! 

Hyenawolves by HodariNundu

Yet in the movie it looks as if the wolves tower over Tabaqui. It's almost like them filmmakers said "ok make him look like a hyena but keep him the size of a jackal" 
Which sucks because they missed the opportunity of making Tabaqui a scary antagonist. In the novel, one of the wolves kills Tabaqui by snapping his spine, but that was jackal Tabaqui. Hyena Tabaqui would've been able to turn the tables on a wolf, but of course this will never happen because wolves are noble and badass and hyenas are cowardly punks. Some stereotypes never die, I guess.

Hyena45 by HodariNundu

Anyways, moving on, here's Bagheera looking weird because, human eyes. Here I was reminded of Mark Twain's famous quote, "if man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve the man but deteriorate the cat". Panthers have spectacular, beautiful yellow eyes; without them, Bagheera just looks... I dunno, strange. 

Panther by HodariNundu

Here's Father and Mother Wolf again. I just don´t get why Father Wolf looks so sad and tired and un-wolflike all the time. Is that what fatherhood does to you? 

Wolf6 by HodariNundu

And here's Akela. 

Wlf67 by HodariNundu

Also looking too humanoid for comfort. He even has eyebrows.

Wpfdd by HodariNundu

And then here's Shere Khan who most of the time looks less like a tiger and more like an old bearded man wearing tiger makeup and fangs. 

Tiger1 by HodariNundu
He does look very creepy in several shots, I give you that. But in a sort of demonic, werebeasty kind of way. He doesn´t look like a real tiger. His mouth is very small, his fangs are very small, his face is very flat... I think this is my least favorite design in this movie and that's saying a lot. 

Tiger2 by HodariNundu
Here's a wolf looking like Alfonso Cuaron's Harry Potter werewolf, with the super long, weird legs. 

W0lf5 by HodariNundu

Here's when things got reaaaally creepy. Shere Khan has been turned into some sort of mutant with a small,shriveled, strangely humanoid arm which he moves in an eerily human-like manner. I get it that the book said he was lame of one leg but this seemed like a stretch to me. Why does he have to be a freak? So that we don´t feel bad for him when he dies? So that we hate him? Cause if so, it doesn´t work. When this Mowgli says things like "help me rid the jungle of the tiger" or "the tiger dies tomorrow", it made me hate Mowgli and remember how tigers have been on the brink of extinction for as far as I can remember. 

Creeeee by HodariNundu
Another spindly-legged wolf. The wolves' proportions are all over the place in this movie.

Wolf565 by HodariNundu

Akela looking anthro again. I don´t understand why he must have such a huge cranium. So that he looks smarter? Wiser? 

Wlof5 by HodariNundu

This is Bhoot, a character invented for the movie. He's apparently a leucistic wolf pup but again, he doesn´t look like a wolf, he looks more like a chihuahua. He even has a chihuahua-like tail. 

Here's a character who's actually supposed to look weird because there's this whole thing about him feeling close to Mowgli for being different, but.... why of all the wolves thus far only Mother Wolf actually looks wolfish?

Leucs by HodariNundu

Tabaqui again, looking miserable. This is one interesting scene in which Tabaqui and Mowgli have a brief conversation. 

Hsaja by HodariNundu

Bagheera with human eyes. Just... no...

Kdfjd by HodariNundu

This picture is actually kinda cool. 

Panfwo by HodariNundu

Very creepy humanoid Baloo. His face is practically hairless, I don´t know if he's meant to be mangy or just very old. I have seen pictures of hairless and semihairless bears but the problem is he looks more like a werebear. Which reminds me of how badly werebears have been treated in movies, what with Beorn being a major dissapointment in the Hobbit films or that Seventh Son movie completely wasting ex Mowgli Jason Scott Lee's werebear character. But I digress. 

Bers by HodariNundu

Mother Wolf suddenly looking more like a chihuahua than a wolf. Seriously, I used to have a chihuahua and she made that exact face.

Wjfd by HodariNundu

For some reason the Bandar Log work for Shere Khan. And for some other reason, Shere Khan wastes time gloating to a semi-unconscious Mowgli instead of just killing him so of course he is foiled. 

I just didn´t like this scene at all. So many things don´t make sense.

Dcfcffc by HodariNundu

Shere Khan looking like a furry ET. Seriously, why make him into a freak?? 

Ccfcfcf by HodariNundu

Vggvgvr by HodariNundu

Other than Shere Khan the worst design I think is Kaa's. Not only does she have a strangely cartoonish face with humanoid facial expressions, forward facing eyes and eyelids (she blinks several times), but she also looks very rubbery,even less realistic even than the other animals in the film. 

Jdds by HodariNundu

Rferer by HodariNundu
You know something is very wrong when your snake looks less like a snake than the one in Anaconda. 

Dddd by HodariNundu

Shere Khan looking again like an angry old man wearing tiger makeup. 

Ffeeffe by HodariNundu

He does look creepy here. But it's a demonic kind of creepy, not angry tiger creepy. 

Dwdedc by HodariNundu

And here's an elephant looking nothing like an actual Indian elephant because I guess nobody likes what Indian elephants look like? Seriously, Disney's version also looked more like some sort of prehistoric pachyderm. Why?

Ffff by HodariNundu

I won´t say the movie is entirely bad because it isn´t, the cinematography is pretty good, and it rescues some aspects of the novel that aren´t touched in most adaptations... but damn it, it would've been so much better with more realistic animals! 

I'm sure this one will have its fans, as it's dark and violent and gritty and whatever, but I personally felt this was far inferior to Disney's 2016 version (yes, even the action and fight sequences are better in that one), and a big part of it is the animals. I think it's an achievement that the Disney version had its animal characters talking and looking expressive without sacrificing their specific features, and that it managed to make them both sympathetic and ferocious; the wolves looked like wolves, the tiger looked like a tiger, the snake looked like a snake. Even with King Louie who clearly had Christopher Walken's eyes and expressions, he still didn´t look like a human wearing an ape mask. Instead, this movie's big achievement, in my opinion, was completely taking away the natural beauty of the animals it portrays, which is just sad, because tigers and panthers and wolves are magnificent beasts. 

All that being said, I would love to see an Andy Serkis movie about werebeasts, tho. Honest. I think it would be terrifying. :B
Hey everyone :B 

Just wondering if any of you have heard about a new Acheroraptor specimen a lot more complete than the holotype (as if that wasn´t easy). I read about it in an interview with Philip Currie but can´t seem to find any info online other than what he says here: 

(translated by me as the interview was conducted in Argentina so the article is in Spanish)

"it is a spectacular find, the fossil's preservation is magnificent- including inner structures. (...) we had never had a complete specimen of this animal. At first many thought it was a velociraptor, but now with this complete specimen, you can tell the differences between them. Velociraptor has a very long snout, and this one is short-snouted (...) died when it choked with a piece of bone. It will give us many hints about its diet. This Acheroraptor is so well preserved that we can even analyze its soft parts, part of the intestines."

Any insights? Cause it sounds like a major find!

Ichthyosaur!
:D (Big Grin) Ésta es una de alrededor de 37 ilustraciones que hice para el restaurant Prehistoric Land en Guadalajara. :> Fue un proyecto muy entretenido en el que no hice otra cosa que pintar cráneos y esqueletos durante un mes! Me gustaron en especial los cráneos porque los cráneos son geniales, y además pintar vertebra tras vertebra a veces si cansa un poco. Bucktooth

:D (Big Grin) This is one of around 37 illustrations I made for Prehistoric Land, a dinosaur-themed restaurant in Guadalajara! :> It was a very fun project in which I did nothing but paint skulls and skeletons for a month! I loved the skulls particularly because skulls are cool, and also painting vertebra after vertebra does get old after a while Bucktooth 
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Goes something like this. A king (or a prince, or some powerful ruler anyway) just had a son, but he's told that his son's fate is to be killed by a tiger at a young age (maybe fifteen or sixteen or something like that). 
The father decides that the boy must grow up inside a tower or palace he can never leave, with heavily armed guards outside and torches and everything he can think of so that no tiger ever gets anywhere near his son. But the boy grows longing to see the outside world, and his father refuses to let him out, until finally, out of pity, he has the walls decorated with a mural depicting the exterior, including the animals that live in the land, so that his son can at least have an inkling of what the world is like. 
The boy asks to be shown which animal is the tiger. Then later, he stares at the painting and blames the tiger for his life in imprisonment, and in his rage he punches at the tiger, but there's a nail on the wall he doesn´t see due to its being concealed in the painting. The nail goes into his hand and causes him to die of an infection, thus fullfilling the prophecy. Sort of. :B 

Here's the thing, I read several versions of this story a long time ago (I may be remembering some details wrong), but now I can´t find it anywhere! I tried to Google it but no matter what key words I use it doesn´t show up. I think it may be a pretty ancient tale, but I don´t even remember what country it's from. 

Anyone here can shed some light? It's for homework. Sort of. :B

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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there! :la:

Nice art :wow:  If you're ever looking to share your work with other people, live, you should check out #ThumbHub on dAmn (Did you know we had a chat system!? A lot of people don't :( ) We get a lot of great artists popping in to share their work and it varies from Traditional art, to photography, to poetry :) Also a great place to gain more exposure for your art AND to make some new friends xx


Hope to see you there some time :heart:

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PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 16, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Mr.Nundu you have become part of a larger universe and I'd like to introduce you to Thanos Simonattoi

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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2018   General Artist
Yeh, I read about it earlier. 
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PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Mr.Starykosaurus I don't feel so good....
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Rey-lich Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018
Hola Hodarinundu. Hace tiempo descubrí al teraterpeton, me pareció curioso su hocico largo similar a un pico, pero por alguna razón se perdió en mi mente, y lo olvide. Hoy lo vuelvo a encontrar y me vuelve a parecer curioso su cráneo. Por que crees que lo haya tenido así? quizás era una especie de oso hormiguero y usaba su "pico" y garras para entrar a los termiteros y alcanzar las partes mas profundas evitando a sus inquilinos? ole servia para cortar plantas? Que crees?  Muchas gracias
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018   General Artist
Hmmm... pues no es que sepa mucho sobre él (de hecho hasta que lo mencionaste también se me había olvidado XD), pero no me parece que comiera termitas (para empezar creo que todavía ni existían, mucho menos las hormigas). Estaría interesante saber si se ha preservado el hueso hioides, para ver si tenía una lengua larga o no. Con ese pico, a mi me recuerda a los cálaos y tucanes, que son bastante omnivoros. Igual cogía frutos, pequeños animales y cosas así con la punta de las mandíbulas, y luego los arrojaba para atrás, donde los dientes los trituraban un poco antes de tragar... pero es completa especulación de parte mía. :B
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018   General Artist
Hmm...
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting, no? :B
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018   General Artist
It's gonna be a bit crowded tho
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