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Conan - Hyborian Forest Dragon, Retrosaurus

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Oldschool dino from a Conan story. Might draw it once more, not entirely satisfied here.

"Through the thicket was thrust a head of nightmare and lunacy. Grinning jaws bared rows of drippnig yellow tusks; above the yawning mouth wrinkled a saurian-like snout. Huge eyes, like those of a python a thousand times magnified, stared unwinkingly at the petrified humans clinging to the rock above it. Blood smeared the scaly, flabby lips and dripped from the huge mouth. The head, bigger than that of a crocodile, was further extended on a long scaled neck on which stood up rows of serrated spikes, and after it, crushing down the briars and saplings, waddled the body of a titan, a gigantic, barrel-bellied torso on absurdly short legs. The whitish belly almost raked the ground, while the serrated backbone rose higher than Conan could have reached on tiptoe. A long spiked tail, like that of a gargantuan scorpion, trailed out behind." 

Robert E. Howard, Red Nails
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RaishinL's avatar
RaishinLHobbyist Artist
Fuck a thagomizer! Why not have 33?!
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KingOvRats Traditional Artist
Exactly!:D still it was inspired by the real one pre15.deviantart.net/da02/th/p… at least to a point.. xD
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RaishinLHobbyist Artist
that one still only has 7 :P
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KingOvRats Traditional Artist
True, but the one in the story was brought back to life by some necromancers using dino bones with purpose of being the guardian. I figured out they'd go for more spikes than accuaracy in this case. xD
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RaishinLHobbyist Artist
I never said anything about accuaracy, I just pointed out that you multiplied the spikes by 5 xD therfore, 33 thagomizers!
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KingOvRats Traditional Artist
I'll try to beat that number with the next. XD
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RaishinLHobbyist Artist
oh boi :D
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HUBLERDONHobbyist General Artist
Looks lovely!
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KingOvRats Traditional Artist
Thanks.:)
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TechShiftZeiroHobbyist Traditional Artist
That is a lot of dagomizers
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KingOvRats Traditional Artist
Yup:D
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Chaosfive-55Hobbyist General Artist
:D Good one!!  But I think the term is "Thagomizer"--named after the late Thag Simmons. ;P
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TechShiftZeiroHobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh shoot, yeah.
I forgot it is "Thag", and not "Dag".
Thank you for the correction!
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Chaosfive-55Hobbyist General Artist
;) No problem!
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niggidduHobbyist Traditional Artist
Teraz już bardziej przypomina książkowy pierwowzór ;) Czekam na finalny szkic.
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KingOvRats Traditional Artist
Bardzo podobny bedzie, tylko mniej mazania i poprawiania:D
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TheDerpasaurHobbyist Traditional Artist
Dang, part spino, Kentro and a sauropod.
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KingOvRats Traditional Artist
Yes, that was my intent here.:)
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TheDerpasaurHobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!
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Nice man, nice!
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KingOvRats Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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MythicalRaptor3Student Traditional Artist
Part sauropod part stegosaur part Spinosaur ALL AWESOME 
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KingOvRats Traditional Artist
Thank you.:D
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No prob
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