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A kind of "bird gide book" illustration. I inspired on oryx's pattern to color this. I don't like very much the excessive intense color pattern on medium to large dinasaurs, to me is more likely a palette simmilar to actual great mammals.
Hope you like it.
Hope you like it.
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It's true no one knows for sure how (most) dinosaurs were coloured, but those super bright 'throw every colour on here because we can' dinosaurs bother me as well. So it's always wonderful to see dinosaur colouration inspired by that of modern animals, and especially when it's done with such beautiful inspiration as the Oryx gazelles. I think you did a splendid job on this illustraton, the male is very handsome looking indeed with those lovely facial markings. Great work!
Thank you a lot. You always have compliments for my work. I think of the colors in the same way, but it's true that is not easy to avoid this specially when my childhood references are sometimes bizarre colored dinos. I'm sure that the smaller ones should had very brightfull colors, but I doubt that an animal 10 m long looked like a gigantic chamaeleon. This doesn't means that feathered dinos and those with, obviously displaying aimed structures, have had bright color in those structures as well.
Your works always deserve all the compliments they get True, there's whole scores of artists who preferred the colourful dinosaur approach and that no doubt rubbed off on some of the more recent additions to the paleoart field as well. Larger animals indeed tend to turn a little more drab and even if hey have patterning like for example a zebra or a giraffe it's always in 'basic' colours like sandy brown or simple black and white. Like you say, lots of the colouration would also have been determined by behaviour and relationships between individuals. A display crest wouldn't be very fancy if it didn't have some splash of colour on it!
Not an undoubtable one. But it's supposed to different species or even genera in hadrosaurs are indeed different grow stages or sexes of a single species. So I took this idea to apply it in Lambeosaurus.