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Rampardos + Cranidos by SaucyLobster Rampardos + Cranidos by SaucyLobster
Update number two for these guys. Originally a terrible drawing in my scraps I redid it but still wasn't totally settled on it, then after I got around to smartening up Bastiodon this was next on my list.

Validuchorona lophodorsus
(Mighty Crowned Ridge-back)
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Validuchorona or Rampardos are pokemon that were native to Sinnoh some 65 million years ago which have recently been revived from fossil skulls of the young.

These pokemon were irritable and violent, despite their herbivorous nature. Only females formed small groups whereas males were solitary and regardless of sex fights were very common. Only young Cranidos could evade the rage of the adults though amongst themselves the fighting was just as fierce. Predominantly browsers Rampardos had unspecialised dentition which meant they didn't have to limit themselves to one type of food and were adaptable in their diets. It wasn't uncommon to see Rampardos (especially Cranidos) gnawing any bones they found as the formation of their mighty skulls no doubt needed a lot of calcium.

Rampardos' distinguishing characteristic is without doubt its incredibly solid head. Ringed with spikes and harder than stone it provided them with a potent weapon that could shatter the bones of even larger predators. Amongst themselves they clattered their heads against each other, trying to batter opponents into submission and establishing a hierarchy. Unlike many herbivores Rampardos were no cowards and didn't just stand their ground but actively attacked would-be predators, a daunting prospect if one stumbled upon a herd.

Cranidos are largely identical to their adult counterparts but lack the distinctive ridge along their backs, a fatty reserve for harder times and ample attachment for the impressive neck muscles.

Pardon my no-doubt dubious latin.
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Weirda-s-M-art Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Um...Do you forgot about spikes on Rampardos shoulder-blade or this is consciously?
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SaucyLobster Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
I don't remember... the older version had them so I think I might have left them out by accident... I don't know.
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Weirda-s-M-art Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK ^^
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Weirda-s-M-art Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job!^^
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SaucyLobster Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Thanks.
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Weirda-s-M-art Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you see my Rampardos? ^^
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SaucyLobster Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Yeah, I like the detail you put into the head and the attention toward the hand.
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Weirda-s-M-art Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, Thanks ^^
Majority people don't see my details...
But I drawing it so much^^'
I love drawing details and sometimes the attentions,but when I don't remember and it's important :D

Your Rampardos and Cranidos are great drawings too!^^
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SaucyLobster Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Thanks, I don't often put detail in my drawings because I rarely get it right so it's good to see when other people do.
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Weirda-s-M-art Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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UltimateGodzookyFan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
cool

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Merry frickin Christmas...
and Happy Haunakah too!
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SaucyLobster Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
Thanks.
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UltimateGodzookyFan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
ur welcome

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Merry frickin Christmas...
and Happy Haunakah too!
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thatkid14 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
Ahh... you must also be up and current on Spinosaurus paleobiology then. Nice rendition.
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SaucyLobster Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
I thought Spinosaurus did have a sail, surely its neural spines aren't buff enough to have supported a hump.
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thatkid14 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
Actually, some paleontologists suggest that the Spinosaurus' spines did in fact support a fatty hump. I assumed that's where your idea was based.
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SaucyLobster Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
I got it from Ouranosaurus, that must've had a hump looking at its spines. Spinosaurus' seem too meager to have supported a hump, but I get your point.
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nicely done...I hadn't thought of the ridge in rampardos's back being a hump...
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SaucyLobster Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
I hadn't originally, I just made it a sail but I figured it wasn't tall enough to be a sail, plus, looking at Rampardos it's a bit too chunky.
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