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Sainte-Vincient

Daniel Sainte-Vincient
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Artist // Hobbyist // Digital Art
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Current Residence: California

Favourite genre of music: Classical (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Neo-romantic); Reggae

Favourite style of art: realism, impressionism

Operating System: Windows 10

Favourite cartoon character: Jeremy in Zits

Personal Quote: I'm up and dressed; What more do you want?


Favourite Visual Artist
Robert T. Bakker, Oyvind Padron, Brian Franczak, Scott Hartman, Brian Engh, Doug Henderson and others...
Favourite TV Shows
Star Trek TNG, VOY; Science Docs
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Itzhak Perlman, Yo Yo Ma, The String Orchestra of the Rockies, The Beautiful Girls, Slightly Stoopid, John Williams, Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Vivaldi
Favourite Books
Carl Sagan's Cosmos, Lord of the Rings, the Empire novels, the Rama novels, Pern novels
Favourite Writers
Shakespeare, Anne McCaffrey, Arthur C. Clarke, JRR Tolkien, Issac Asimov ...
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC
Tools of the Trade
Blender 3D, paper and graphite, Photoshop, ZBrush
Other Interests
Music: (Violin, Piano, Flute), Paleontology, Surfing, Psychology & Religion, Cosmology & Astronomy ...

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Comments

I like the inclusion of gastralia. I was just wondering about that tonight while looking over the Naturkunde sauropod mounts doing research for my own reconstruction of *Giraffatitan*. I haven't found any references in the literature but perhaps you know off the top of your head--have any gastralia been found for sauropods? I know they're notoriously funky in what is preserved and what isn't.

Anywho...These new 3D skeletals of yours are fantastic. I really appreciate the darker background compared to your 2D muscle studies' blindingly white ones (those are great too, btw, and I wish I could find those papers you referenced in the descriptions; last time I tried to download them they weren't available). The nature of a 3D rendering makes so much more information immediately available to the eye as opposed to the traditional bone-on-silhouette skeletal reconstructions. I think both have their place, but it is immensely helpful to see details like the depth of the pneumatic foramina in the cervicals or the shape of the thigh which becomes muddled in 2D reconstructions.

I've moved toward doing something very similar to this in the beginning parts of modeling life restorations for my own work as it feels so much better to start from the bones in 3D and work out muscles and fat and guts and then restore the outside. It's great to see someone else doing the same thing to this level of detail. Bravo, Bro!

Diplodocus 3D skeleton