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Tupandactylus imperator, a pretty big cretaceous pterosaur, with a crazyinsane head crest of megaepic proportions.
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*sigh* well it's a bit of a long story. for a while now, i've been drawing dinosaurs. one day I created a tapejara named ritsu. this was before I found out that THAT species of tapejara was changed to Tupandactylus here's a picture of him [link] i know he dosnt look a thing like your picture, but they're the same species so I just couldent resist. he's actualy baced of this picture [link]
How on earth did this species ever existed? I bet it's head would not be at all helpful when airborne. Apart from that, even though it is a realistic representation of that creature, it is an admirable work of art !
Really lovely lighting, although I have to confess that when I first glanced at the small version, it stuck me as studio lighting in front of an ocean backdrop (paletontophotography?). The large image revealed its true artistic glory.
Love the coloration and pattern on that head crest! The way the legs are tucked forward (preparatory to landing?) gives it a very alien feel, which is a cool juxtaposition with your naturalistic and convincing treatment of this real-life animal.