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GONDWANATITAN FAUSTOI by vasix GONDWANATITAN FAUSTOI by vasix
Okay, this is from Brazil too, but this time from the Adamantina Formation (86 million years ago). Gondwanatitan is an advanced titanosaur sauropod, but does not live up to its name. At merely 25 feet long and maybe weighing a few little tons, it was slender and lightly built and among the smallest of all titanosaurs.

This took FIVE days to complete, and graces my desktop as well. I like sauropods, so I supposed that I'd work hard on at least one......the armor, btw, is a speculative touch
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
The armor is fine, but the mouth looks a little beakish due to the color pattern... can't really see the teeth, are you sure you did that part right?
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, well...I added a few um....'lips' per artistic license to be honest....that's not a beak, it's just the color of the front of the face. I mean, without a lip to cover the teeth and gums, wouldn't they....dry out?
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, they did have lips. I don't dispute that, I'm not one of those weirdos who insist on drawing sauropods without lips or duckbills without cheeks. It's just that making them a different color at the front gives the impression of a beak like those of iguanodons. Not saying the color is wrong, just that the color scheme might confuse people who can't see the teeth so well.

BTW I don't think most sauropod lips were long enough to completely cover the teeth, especially not in big-toothed species. Bakker restored them that way but I take a more cautious route. The gums would easily have been covered though.
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh...then okay! At least I made the front of the jaws smooth and black, not with ridges along it!
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah, ridges would really look like a beak.
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That'd be terrible
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Centrosaurus Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it! :D
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My best one!! FOR NOW......
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NTamura Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Awesome! I like that one very much! :)
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! This is gonna be the REAL Vasika style now onwards!!!!
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NTamura Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Looking forward to it... :)
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
New one....my gallery....:)
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elytracephalid Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely wonderful!
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!!!
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
And 25 m long is definitely not small. Small is 13 m long Maxakalisaurus.
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
25 feet, not meters.....
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Hw big is that in meters?
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vasix Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Between 7 and 8
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Very nicely done!
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anywho....tnx!
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sunchild22 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Photographer
I just love this! Brings me to another place.. :)
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, to Brazil! lol!
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sunchild22 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Photographer
Hahah :D Great picture!
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks you!!
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sunchild22 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Photographer
Welcome!
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redflamekitty44 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just so..... ahhh I can't think of any words good enough to describe how wonderful this is!
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Want to see everything else? ;)
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redflamekitty44 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw, there's so much awesomeness I think my eyes melted ._.

You've been added to my watch list lol
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Armored hide speculative? Not so much: [link]

Excellent work, you are definitely improving!
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Thanks! Interesting to see the armored Plateosaurus!
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
In the descriptions it mentions that the dermal integument of the sauropod Diplodocus has been widely misinterpreted, that it was actually covered in bony scutes. So armored sauropods in general are not completely speculative.
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So it seems now....
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Nupho Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
You're god, man. It's amazing.
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tnx!!!
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Nupho Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
You're welcome
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries!
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Nupho Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
:)
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, amazing detail on the trees!
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!! FIVE days, and what I came up with! :)
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