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Where the sky comes down by Hyrotrioskjan Where the sky comes down by Hyrotrioskjan
This is my first and only completely new entry for the SummonEngh

You see here three Mistralazhdarcho alongside a waterfall and cave entrance. These animals are among a growing number of azhdarchids which were found with strange structures in and on top of their jaws, obviously used for food processing but how exactly isn't clear. 
Mistralazhdarcho was found in lake and river deposits together with a diverse flora and fauna. Matheronodon and Atsinganosaurus are probably the most prominent examples. Atsinganosaurus made it into this piece in form of a skeleton. This specimen probably fell into the cave opening years ago during the search for food and/or water. The environment as shown here isn't known from the Mistralazhdarcho locality, however these environments rarely seem to preserve well in the fossil record and we should expect that a fossil locality can't tell us everything about the habitats a species used to visit.
Besides the three Mistralazhdarcho, which seem to be a an ambivalent mood, you will find a little squamate on the picture (only known from a jaw fragment) as well as two palms, plants that are well known from the Cretaceous of Europe and were proposed to be the food for animals like Matheronodon. The rest of the vegetation consists of small ferns and mosses, which grow well thanks to the constant water supply and high air humidity. 

Why I chose this subject and composition you might ask? Well, in a way this is a comment on the rightful critique that paleoart often shows its subjects in flat, boring settings. Otherwise I wanted to experiment with color and light, that's one of the reasons why i gave the pterosaurs relatively plain coloration that nearly fuses with the background. This way the animals become more part of the painting instead of having the background just for the sake of having a background. A few people commented during the process that I should paint a carcass or dying animal into the hole. I thought so as well first, but then realized that this exactly what everybody else would do. 

p.s. another detail that you can find frequently in my pictures: poop. 

p.p.s. Besides being a entry for the contest this is also a teaser for the big paleoart book I'm working on. 
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:iconburied-legacy:
buried-legacy Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2018
Gorgeous artwork. Keep it up
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018
 Absolutely Gorgeous!Nod 
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buried-legacy Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2018
Indeed the artist really put in the effort and it shows
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ButILikeTauNeutrino Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2018
I absolutely adore how much you try to be original with your paleoart! The texture of the rock, the lighting, the little details -- it's gorgeous!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! =)
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:iconcyansky95:
Cyansky95 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the composition and color, I think you succeeded in depicting them in an exciting way!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
:bow:
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing job! 
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
:bow:
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TheDinoDrawer66 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
also some of my art  Snowfall The Perching Tree   The Boneyard
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TheDinoDrawer66 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 4, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks beautiful! I like how graceful the scene looks and azhdarchids are cool animals  
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Miyess Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018   Digital Artist
The background looks awfully like Balou' balaa, in the Tannourine municipality of Northern Lebanon.
I've been there. I've actually walked across the limestone bridge under that waterfall.

www.google.com.au/search?ei=ol…
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
That is no accident ;) 
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:iconmiyess:
Miyess Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018   Digital Artist
I knew it! Haha :)
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bh1324 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018
Your art keeps getting better and better, really puts the "art" on the Paleoart.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! 
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Galhaad Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lights and colors are so well handled I love it !
I french and learning about this discovery made me really excited ! It's another piece of prehistoric biodiversity in Europe that we have the chance to know about !
I really like that small lizard in the corner btw.
Keep up the awesome work :D !
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! You have some awesome Cretaceous material over there! Can't wait for the Angeac-Charente material to be published! 
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Galhaad Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yessss ! Angeac-Charente is awesome, it's about an hour away from my house (:
I have books about this... As far as news goes, it sounds like they found huge sauropods there... And I do mean huge !
We ave some nice paleoartists around here too and they're a great source of inspiration for my drawings.
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LightinLyn Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
the skeleton really pulls it togeather
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks! =)
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NotWithoutHonor Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Chibifoxxylady Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Student General Artist
Really cool, I like the idea of the bird hang out spot. This reminds me of the canyon area that's on Ragnarok. 
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
=D 
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Guilty-10-Games Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
Niiiiiice!!!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
=)
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:iconlythroversor:
Lythroversor Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
Beautiful as always
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot! 
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hans-sniekers-art Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of the best environmental pieces you've done, I really love it <3 
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks! =D
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Imdraproc Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
Cool environs, and particularly nice work on the textures. 
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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:iconbuttsqaures:
buttsqaures Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
Beautiful :)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you! 
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Beto1207 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
It's beautiful :D
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks! =)
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Beto1207 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
You're welcome.
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XStreamChaosOfficial Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot! =D 
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:iconthewoodparable:
TheWoodParable Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't overstate how much I love this. Such beautiful composition and rendering!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you :bow:
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archeoraptor38 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
what is the summonEngh a paleoart contest?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
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archeoraptor38 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018
thanks for the info
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RioFluttershy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
Looks interesting ^^
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you! 
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SassyPaleoNerd Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beatiful, I would marry it
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
Besser nicht, Paläontontologie ändert sich zu schnell ;) 
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SassyPaleoNerd Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aber....Ich hab die feier schon geplant.
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