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Rhamphorhynchus longiceps by jeffquinn Rhamphorhynchus longiceps by jeffquinn
A Rhamphorhynchus longiceps pterosaur...balancing a marble or something...
Layout pencil on 80 lb drawing paper, about 8" by 8".
Thank you to Mike Hanson for his skull refs i've used....
The racing stripe pattern was inspired by one of Oyvind Padron's pterosaur drawings...
Others from this series:
Dsungaripterus weii: [link]
Thalassodromeus sethi: [link]
Sinopterus gui: [link]
sadly, there will be more...Enjoy!
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FireNationPhoenix Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dawwwwww so cute
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ZEGH8578 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Never noticed this, nice work ;D
(Padron)
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ShinyAquaBlueRibbon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student General Artist
the cuteness.........OuO
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hammertheshark Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this inspired me to draw this [link]
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Sainte-Vincient Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap: This reminds me of another piece by some dude, but that's a good thing. This is definitely your style (marble balancing and all;P). The eye is particularly well rendered. (I have a thing about eyes) :+fav: because I can't think because I've had a frontal lobotomy or something. My brain's circuitbreakers have blown.
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner May 1, 2005
could it have been this: [link] by oyvind padron...i basically copied his, it was just so cute and i had to use it as reference. He's probably one of my favorite paleoartists...and then there's you of course ;) You don't have a thing for eyes, you have a gift for them! The eyes on all of your works are just b-e-a-utiful. Thanks for the +fav dude *is californian* And those circuitbreakers had to blow sometime, just be thankful that it didn't happen while you were driving ;)
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Sainte-Vincient Featured By Owner May 2, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, no, that's not it, though I do love that one; I'm a huge fan of Oyvind's work. The one I was thinking is in Peter Wellnhofer's book "Prehistoric Flying Reptiles", p. 169. It's a group of studies of Rhamphorhychus by a Professor Manfred Reichel. Fabulous restorations! They pop with a life of their own. Anywho, the book is a great reference work if you don't have it. ISBN 0-7607-0154-7. It should be available through Barnes and Noble.
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
OO, ooo, OOo! I'm SO buying that book! thanks for the recommendation! ;)
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Sainte-Vincient Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed! It's a very good book. I thought there could've been a bit more of a discussion about the Azhdarchids, but most of them are more recently described than when the book was published. But a very good read/reference book. :nod: *is scholarly*:giggle:
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner May 7, 2005
haha, i love how your"*is scholarly*" is follwed by a little giggling emote...it made me laugh. it's the little things in life.

gotta love those azhdarchids. along with nyctosaurus, thar jus' 'bou' teh bestestly weird fly-ey tharngs...*is a provincial californian,... again*
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Sainte-Vincient Featured By Owner May 8, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to give you a laugh. =) I like making people laugh (when I can laugh with them, otherwise it SUX!) Azhdarchids... *sigh* I know so little about them and yet they lived in my back yard. :disbelief: My fund of knowledge has some frightening gaps in it.
Provincial Californian... such an oxymoron! How is CA provincial? It's one of the great metropolitan trend setting scenes on the planet. You don't know provincial until you come to backwater MT or go out into the wastes of the midwest.
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner May 8, 2005
My grandparents live in this little town called Corning north of Sacramento and south of Redding. population is about 37. average population age, 'bout 86. plenty cows. surplus of dead grass. occasional dead bird on the side of one of its three little roads. and that's about it. oh, yeah, except for a general feeling of death and boredom in the atmosphere. basically the definition of provincial if you ask me. The three teenagers that live up there walk around with a blade of wheat in their mouth, and talk...like, well...hillbillies. it's tremendously funny, and horrendously sad. Yes, most of CA is very "trendy", but a lot of it is like Corning mentioned above...*shakes his head*
hmmm...4 more minutes and i'm out of hell!!! *counts the seconds*

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KlownfRomdownundeR Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2005
Dude, this is awesome! ^_^ i wish i kould dRaw well... i kan't even dRaw a good ciRkle! ^_^ Really nice job, good chading on the oRb, intRikately detailed fuR... PuRe awesomeness... ^_^
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2005
thanks a million! and foR the +fav too!

neveR doubt youR aRtistic abilities ;P , and i use a compass to draw ciRkles, so that isn't anything special...
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KlownfRomdownundeR Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005
A kumpass? i would've used a kup.... ^_^ VeRy welkum once again! ^_^ And thanx foR Advice! ^_^ Do you play any video games?
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005
yeah, i geneRally use kups, bowls, pots, pans, plates, and otheR Random objekts aRound the house, but wheneveR i have a kumpass, i tRy to use it as much as possible

And, soRRy if i offend you at all, i think that video games aRe a waste of time and of valuable human life. So no, i don't play any...soRRy.
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KlownfRomdownundeR Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
No video games? Thas unfoRtunate... They Really help develope kwik Reaktion time and pRecision movement and hand eye kooRdination and stuff... Escpecially with the Racing games! ^_^ i don't know what i'd be like without any video games... What happens to make it so ya don't have a kumpass? You said 'wheneveR ya have a kumpass' so i was wondeRing... Did you just find one at woRk?
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
Yeah, i'm just not a big fan of video games. I used to play them, but wheneveR i would "beat the game" oR whateveR, i just felt like i had akomplished nothing...so i took up moRe "pRoduktive" habits and hobbies...like aRt, i guess.

I have to boRRow kumpasses from my HS...as i haven't bought one...what a stupid excuse...*goes out and buys one*
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KlownfRomdownundeR Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005
i guess i kan undeRstand that... They should make it so that you kan have a ceRtifikate pRinted out oR something when you win and then you kould go show it to some official and get a pRize foR winning oR something... That would be koo... OR you kould just take the game to the official! ^_^ Yeah, that would be a koo phisikal awaRd... You kould get like.... A kumpass!!! ^_^ How much would one of those kost anyhoot? Like $8.50? ^_^
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005
you kan get a kumpass foR like 3 dollaRs at Raley's or Sam's Klub oR something...though that would make a really good pRize...
Now that i think about it, i have played a few Vgames befoRe...ive played Ratchet and Klank befoRe, which kind was boRing, and dance dance Revolutions...which was just lame. I'm just not big into the whole vgames thing...
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dracontes Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd think, myself, that Ramphorhynchus would have more clear tooth bulges on the beak.
Looking at the reference I see a few liberties were taken: I don't think the beak could be so neatly closed as it as some underbite.
Other than these anatomical quibbles, very good work :D
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2005
Ha, i know... the anatomical accuteness is a little off on this one. My lame excuse: "it's my first tooth-ed pterosaur..."
You are completely right, there should be more buldgy-ness on the beak where the teeth connect, something i must fix. As for the mouth, i definitely should have left it a little open, so that the teeth would be kind of pointing out a little and not allowing the mouth to fully close. Rhamphorhyncus is a funny little pterosaur...especially with his huge underbite ;)
Thanks for your comments and criticism, i really appreciate that you can correct my inaccuracies! :)
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Rogue41 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2005
hahaha nice job :D nice watery eyes....
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jeffquinn Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2005
Muchas gracias! Much influence from our retard farm in this series, especially in the eyes...
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Rogue41 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2005
<3 the retard farm. still have to put that up, also..
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