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Caupedactylus deliradamus

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Published: January 31, 2014
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Titolo - Caupedactylus deliradamus
Tratto - Matita B
Colore - Digitale
Software - Adobe Photoshop CS5
Hardware - Macintosh Mac Pro
Originale - Matita su carta
Data - novembre 2012

Caupedactylus deliradamus è una nuova specie di Tapejaridae, ritrovata nella Romualdo Formation, Bacino di Araripe, in Brasile. Risale al Cretaceo Inferiore ed aveva un'apertura alare di almeno 5.5 metri. Come molti Tapejaridae, anche questa nuova specie possiede una sviluppatissima cresta ossea sulla testa: non si sa bene a cosa servisse, ma quelli che vengono interpretati come i segni di diffusa vascolarizzazione delle ossa della cresta potrebbe essere una prova di un possibile ruolo di questa nella termoregolazione dell'animale.

È da molto che attendo di poter pubblicare queste 3 ricostruzioni di pterosauri brasiliani (qui altri due animali: kronosaurus82.deviantart.com/a… kronosaurus82.deviantart.com/a… ).
Anche se recentemente altre ricostruzioni sono apparse sul sito del National Geographic, le mie sono le primissime, in quanto commissionate dal paleontologo Hebert Bruno Campos stesso oltre 18 mesi fa. Purtroppo le descrizioni di questi animali non sono ancora state pubblicate, quindi ho dovuto attendere fino ad ora per mostrare questi disegni, tutti espressamente richiesti senza sfondo.


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Title - Caupedactylus deliradamus
Ink - HB pencil
Color - Digital
Software - Adobe Photoshop CS5
Hardware - Macintosh Mac Pro
Original - Pencil on Paper
Date - november 2012

Caupedactylus deliradamus it's a new Tapejaridae species, found in the Romualdo Formation, Bacino Basin, Brazil. It lived during Early Cretaceous, and had an estimated wingspan of no less than 5.5 meters (18 feet). As many other 
Tapejaridae, also this new species has a characteristic crest on its head: paleontologists still don't know exactly the use of this huge crest, but since it shows what are possibly blood vessels impressions, many think that crests could have a role in the animal thermoregulation. 

I was waiting to publish these 3 Brazilian pterosaurs drawing from quite a while (here the other two beasts: kronosaurus82.deviantart.com/a… kronosaurus82.deviantart.com/a… ).
Even if recently other reconstructions appeared on the National Geographic website, mine are actually the very first ones, because they were commissioned by the paleontologist Hebert Bruno Campos himself over 18 months ago. Unfortunately official descriptions of these animals are still unpublished, so I had to wait until now to show these three drawings, all of them explicitly requested without a background scenario.
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altaccount518's avatar
altaccount518Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!
I wanna draw pterosaurs but I can't do the folded wings for when they're walking
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Kronosaurus82Professional Artist
Try to imagine them as an umbrella, only with a bit stiffer fabric.
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Sia-MonHobbyist General Artist
I love the pose
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Kronosaurus82Professional Artist
Thank you. :)
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TraheripteryxHobbyist General Artist
Brilliant! I love it! :clap:
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Kronosaurus82Professional Artist
Thanks. :)
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TraheripteryxHobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Kazuma27Hobbyist General Artist
Aargh, mi rendo conto di aver ripetuto due volte "mano" nel messaggio precedente, con un tremendo effetto sintattico, sorry!
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Kronosaurus82Professional Artist
:D ;)
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Kazuma27Hobbyist General Artist
Ewwiwa, ben tre nuove bestiole preistoriche dalla mano del mitico Krono :)

Noto con piacere che non hai perso la mano, anzi ;)
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Kronosaurus82Professional Artist
Beh in realtà avevo dimenticato alcune cosette... nella prima matita avevo messo le narici nel posto sbagliato. :P
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legs have triangular skin too.
smnt2000.deviantart.com/art/A-…

and skin wing should have different shape: into turn instead of outside turn ..they should place in such shape:
smnt2000.deviantart.com/art/Th…
qilong.deviantart.com/art/Thal…
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Kronosaurus82Professional Artist
Mr Khaleghparast... this piece was approved by the paleontologist who commissioned it. My client should tell me if I made mistakes in my work, not you.

Honestly: have you something against me, by any chance? 
I read the conversation you started on Facebook about this very illustration, and I think that's VERY RUDE to speak like that behind someone's back (I was lucky that I was mentioned in one of the posts, so Facebook sent me a notification, allowing me to read that).

I also remember when a few years ago you sent me an e-mail about the "wrong" dorsal fin of my Cretoxyrhina, and that criticism was quite rude and inappropriate too.

Those who are talking with you about this illustration on Facebook, Mr Headden ( @Qilong ) and Mr Wimmer ( @yoult ) told you several times that what you're doing it's rude, then you should respect other's work. How would you react if I came to your account and started to point out every mistake you did in your artworks?

I accept criticism, but what you're doing has nothing to do with criticism.
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Kronosaurus82Professional Artist
Thank you, sir. :)
Troodon88's avatar
Dei tre che hai postato questo è il mio preferito. Complimenti come sempre! :)
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Kronosaurus82Professional Artist
A livello diciamo "pittorico" è anche il mio preferito: i colori della cresta, la posa, l'equilibrio d'insieme della composizione, mi piacciono tutti.
Però anche "ceradactylus" mi piace, perchè è una inquadratura insolita e perchè ho trovato una posa dinamica.
Il terzo (Abaqar) purtroppo risente del fatto che è una illustrazione nata 7 anni fa e rimaneggiata più volte, quindi ha poca freschezza.
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YukiOshiHobbyist Digital Artist
Che bei colori! La cresta così sgargiante serviva per attirare le femmine?
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Kronosaurus82Professional Artist
Di solito i colori sgargianti nel piumaggio degli uccelli servono a quello.
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Wonderful picture, I love it :clap: 

I guess it's a relative of Tupaxara, the skull looks very thalssodromidish!
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Kronosaurus82Professional Artist
Thanks. :)

It is a relative of Tupuxuara. Actually back when I did the illustration, Campos still thought this could be a new species of Tupuxuara.
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Understandable =) 
TheMorlock's avatar
TheMorlockStudent General Artist
Ooh, I like this one!
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Kronosaurus82Professional Artist
Thanks. :)
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