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Giraffatitan brancai

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Giraffatitan brancai (formerly known as Brachiosaurus brancai) stripping the branches of an Araucaria-like tree.

 

Illustration from the book I illustrated, “Excavate! Dinosaurs: Paper Toy Palaeontology”, authored by Jonathan (Jon) Tennant and published by Ivy Press. The book is set for release on October 6th and is available for preorder on Amazon. www.ivypress.co.uk/books/excav…

 

Animal’s posture is based on a photo of the mounted skeleton at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. The photo is provided by Jonathan Tennant and is taken from his personal photo archive.

 

Medium: Pencils (B, 2B and 5B)
Done: 2014

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Neranella's avatar
:clap: Looking real, as always.
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guilmon182's avatar
And here's Giraffatitan in JW!
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They already got one. Or two, if they decide to use the JP///'s one. Also, I fear this is a bit too accurate of depiction to fit in the JP/JW aesthetics. :lol:
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True, though I assumed the ones in JP/// were just recolored brachiosaurs.
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They are not simply recolored, they appear to be physically different, being fatter, with different body proportions and with what seems to me as more mobile necks. Weren't they supposed to be males or something?
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I have no idea, I just assumed they were lazily recolored.
pilsator's avatar
Emphasizing its bulk instead of its gracility. Never seen such a butt-centric Giraffatitan, but thousands of neck-centric ones. I like it.
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Haha! Honestly, I am surprised that there are only few butt-centric sauropod depiction given how irresistible are sauropod butts are, artistically speaking of course. :lol: This unusual, if it really can be considered unusual, take on Giraffatitan was driven by my idea of giving children better understanding of the animal as actual 3-dimensional object and show the size of it. I already had two side views of the animal which were showing its gracility, so 3/4 hind view was good idea. Unfortunately due to the limited space allowed by the book's format most of this drawing was obliterated, and the parts that made it to the final version of the book are most of the neck and the tree.
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DrawingDinosaurs's avatar
Stunning job, as always. I'm particularly fond of the perspective on this one.
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Thank you! Glad to hear it. It was important for me to get the perspective right in this one, because I was trying to show the animal from different angles (there is more than one artwork showing Giraffatitan in the book) just go give kids better idea of what it looked like besides the typical side view. Unfortunately most of the drawing is obliterated in the final version of the book with only the neck and tree kept, so everything was pretty much in vain. :lol:
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Shame, looks like neck-centricism strikes again!
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Excellent work, as usual.
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