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Dinosaur Storybook: at the Water's Edge

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The main character watches from a log as herds of big dinosaurs gather to the shore to drink, too afraid to get any closer.

My original intention was to use Saurolophus, but I chose to go with a more "generic" hadrosaur, probably inspired by Shantungosaurus. This is the only image in the book to feature ceratopsians.
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RedVioletPanda's avatar
Nice work on this neat illustration
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brandon-bowling's avatar
Very nice! I love all the various colour patterns. The reflective quality of the water's surface is a nice touch too.
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QueenSerenity2012's avatar
I'll never get tired of these water-hole scenes. There's something about them that have a lot of visceral impact, they put you into the world more than any other sort of scene.
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It's one of those environments where you can get a wide variety of fauna together in close quarters in a completely naturalistic setting.
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That probably has a lot to do with it, plus you get a neat cross section of purely terrestrial and purely aquatic fauna which gives you a better idea of the total biodiversity in a given locale.
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I love this one a lot!
HUBLERDON's avatar
Very GSP-like.

Man, this would look really great with an update!
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I'm sure it will surprise no-one that G.S.Paul was my biggest influence at that point, especially since Predatory Dinosaurs of the World was basically where I learned to restore dinosaurs from.
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My influences probably chalk up to Brian Engh, John Conway, CM Kosemen, Emily Willoughby, Fred Wierum and you. You're Specworld art was what convinced me in the first place that feathered dinosaurs could look cool. ;)
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I'm glad that my time drawing imaginary dinosaurs wasn't completely wasted. ;)
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