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Tupandactylus imperator

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Tupandactylus imperator, a pretty big cretaceous pterosaur, with a crazyinsane head crest of megaepic proportions.
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MuchFluffyRaptor's avatar
Wow Nice. Love the colors
dilophosaurus65's avatar
I imagine this painting hanging on a wall in some expensive hotel or sea resort, as if the animal is alive today and not millions of years ago!
5aurophaganax's avatar
What a rather fantastic painting!
CarolynMcCully's avatar
Beautiful image, so graceful and powerful
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Tyrannotitan333's avatar
Wow, you make it look beautiful!
Kazuma27's avatar
One of my favorite paintings of yours... The light makes the sea almost move before my very eyes!
marcoornithodira's avatar
Crazyinsane megaepic headcrest.
DSil's avatar
I love the old worn panel painting look. There's so many like that of swans and ducks, this is a very appropriate entry in that tradition!
DerKompsognatus's avatar
I love how nature challenge the bounds of our logic.
JohnFaa's avatar
Not really; pterosaur were truly airheads
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jconway's avatar
What the hell are you talking about?
hammertheshark's avatar
*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]
aletia's avatar
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 :) :clap:!
JohnFaa's avatar
It has been suggested it spend most of its time on the ground, thus it didn't had to worry about being very aerodynamic
jconway's avatar
Smart people are trying to figure that out. They are making some progress...
DrScottHartman's avatar
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.
thomastapir's avatar
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.
lennan's avatar
That crest is crazy huge! I must admit, when I first saw this, I thought it was in natural media...and then I looked at the category, I am much impressed by the way you painted this. =)
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MattMart's avatar
Totally gorgeous, love the lighting/atmosphere. Almost like it's a painting of an AMNH diorama.
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