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The rising sandstorm

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Velociraptor mongoliensis versus Protoceratops andrewsi. Inspired by the classic 1971 find (GIN 100/25).
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Half the specimens in the Hays Kansas museum is named after that man.
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CarolingRaptorStudent Traditional Artist

I always thought it was a flood. Well... I still do but it's plausible that a sandstorm did it...

Love paleoart, brings up such good questions!:dummy:

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tuomaskoivurinne Traditional Artist
Djadochta Formation in Mongolia is in pretty much same arid condition today as it was in Campanian stage. So, depicting a flood (although not impossible) didn't feel quite right to me.
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yeah, I understand, just different views

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12monkehsHobbyist Artist
And everybody died.


The End.
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TorkudaHobbyist Writer
Super detailed, I love it!
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You captures the brutality without flinching. As is proper! Great work as always.
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Mistakes where made!
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EWilloughbyProfessional General Artist
Wow, love it! Do you ever sell your originals?
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tuomaskoivurinne Traditional Artist
Cheers! :) I do some commissioned pieces, but there's been some curious people willing to buy originals after seeing something online as well.
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EWilloughbyProfessional General Artist
I'm one of those curious peoples! ;) 
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tuomaskoivurinne Traditional Artist
I'm flattered. What's on your mind?
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EWilloughbyProfessional General Artist
I will PM you!
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Velociraptor desperately tries to remember the safe word.

seriously, this is splendid artwork - kudos!
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tuomaskoivurinne Traditional Artist
Cheers! :D Safe word was "Huehuecanauhtlus tiquichensis". Velociraptor regrets this choice.
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hyphenatedsuperheroHobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, as always. Your attention to detail is impeccable, the way the feathers on the Velociraptor move and the glossy quality of the Protoceratops' frill scales. Not to mention how expressive both animals are and how, to some people's surprise, the herbivore seems to be the most aggressive of the two, while the predator just seems to want to get away.
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tuomaskoivurinne Traditional Artist
Cheers, man!
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hans-sniekers-artHobbyist Traditional Artist
I really enjoy this, you really capture the emotion in these creatures well and the sandstorm is really amazing!
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tuomaskoivurinne Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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FredtheDinosaurmanStudent General Artist
I. Want. Print. Pls.
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tuomaskoivurinne Traditional Artist
You need to buy a printer then :D
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Kronosaurus82Professional Artist
Oh, here they are. Great job, as usual. :)
It seems to me that nowadays this fossil might be a bit forgotten by the average enthusiast. I showed a photo of it in a lecture I did a couple years ago, and I was amazed to find out that NONE of the roughly thirty kids in the public knew about it.
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Cheers. I remember this being mentioned in several dinosaur books when I was younger. Guess, times are just changing :)
So, what was their reaction to this photo? Were they like "No way! Cool, actual fighting dinosaurs!" or were they just staring at their iPhones?.
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No iPhones, luckily. :D
They were amazed, and stared at the photo with mouths agape. But, again, I was more amazed then them by the fact that they didn't know the fossil. I know it's an old discovery, but it's still one of the most amazing fossils ever found!
Until when I stopped buying dinosaur books (which are mainly a kids thing, in Italy) in the early '90s, there was no book in my collection that didn't mention these two fighting guys. I sorta expected the same 25 years later... perhaps nowadays books are just stuffed with fluffy Chinese things and the sad story of "who's the biggest and meanest of all"... :)
Remember when the biggest and meanest was obviously T. rex? Pepperidge Farm remembers. :D ;)
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