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Nasutoceratops titusi by vasix Nasutoceratops titusi by vasix
A huge, fully digital pic that took somewhere around 28 layers on Photoshop due to the numerous changes I made and mistakes I rectified. This image is, quite simply, based on :iconjulio-lacerda:'s beautiful image of a Suchomimus in a mossy pond-julio-lacerda.deviantart.com/a…, whereas this is a million times below it in almost every damn way.
Anyway, my new style calls for absolutely no pencil under drawings, and is more of working around with filters and suchlike, experimenting, as I may put it.

So anyways, this is my contribution to that new basal centrosaurine horned dinosaur Nasutoceratops titusi (Titus' Large-Nosed Horned Face), which was named only this year, and is from Utah's Kaiparowits Formation, in the Campanian Stage (75.9-75.5 million years ago), Late Cretaceous Period. It was about 5 meters long (16 feet) a mid-sized ceratopsian, so to speak. It had a huge nose, and horns like a bull, and here I went exaggeration, exaggeration, exaggeration. I imagined this as a middle-aged bull, and his horns are longer than the holotype skull's skull, so to speak...as in, the cores are covered with vast amounts of keratin, hence both widening and lengthening them beyond what is proper. There are extra bumps on the nose and frill, epioccipitals are oversized, and there's a coat of feathers....

The feathers....well....I couldn't help it! I rarely draw ceratopsians, and I'll probably draw one with proper skin one day, with those quills and tubercles, but for now my friends! This was done entirely on purpose, for the hell of it! The thick, soft black lines encircling the blue patterns on the frill, are stripes, not shading, and the butterflies are just there for the hell of it too. There's a leech sucking onto his face, and there are a few barely visible scars around. The shapeless black things are bits of shrubbery by the lake....I blurred them, and those two butterflies....gonna have to rectify that layer and some more...hmm...
This pic took the better part of these two months so I'm gonna crawl into a corner and cry myself to sleep :p
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TrilobiteCannibal Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colors :)
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Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Love the colours that you chose for this one.
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vasix Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Thank you very much
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vasix Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, i think that depends on what kind of dinosairs they are. and yes, the feathered ceratopsian trope is an age-old one, but is fun to draw
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Saurophagus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Faved and I watch you now!
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vasix Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah, why thank you very much!
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DarthGojira Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Great drawing! Is that a fungus on his back?
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D ah no no, it's those quills and filaments, like those found on Psittacosaurus. I just softened their appearance is all 
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DarthGojira Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Ah, okay. I remain skeptical that the quills extended to Neoceratopsia, but hey, anything is possible.
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's just that these little memes are pretty hard to shake off. I too realized recently that Neoceratopsia might not have had quills like this but instead tubercles and long filament-like scales
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Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic, swampy scenery. I really like the blue parts.:)
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot :)
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Zimices Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist
I really like the expression of the animal and the blue parts. And 28 layers? I've never used so many! :)
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D well....I had a battle!
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Leogon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work!may I ask what brush is used for the grass?:-)
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's just...wait, grass? If you want to know what I used for the leafy plants, I used a normal leaf brush and the algae was made with the noise filter 
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Leogon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aquatic plants I mean!;-)
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah! I colored the background layer in green, then used a noise filter on it...it's not my technique, honestly, it's by him-:iconjulio-lacerda: so I can't take any real credit :)
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Leogon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks anyway.;-)
Whether it's your technique or not,The whole work is really nice.Great gob!:-)
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Well thank you once more! :D
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Leogon Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!;-)
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electreel Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Brilliant! You did a very good job!
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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ilTassista Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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