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Tapuiasaurus macedoi by vasix Tapuiasaurus macedoi by vasix
A new pic at last, a rework on a rather old draft that I was unable to properly enlarge to max to get perfect details. I had to depict this genus. It's rather new-ish, to say the least.
Tapuiasaurus is an ancient nemegtosaur, an old granddaddy of this family of titanosaurs. So, it's a little advanced titanosaur.
It's also quite small, at 35 feet I think. I used a skeletal I stole off :iconfelipe-elias:'s page. I was surprised at how short the legs were, for one, but I didn't make the tail as enormously long and too saltasaur-ish.

In the scene, a female Tapuiasaurus is watched by a male (in the foreground) who's assessing his chances of mating or just picking her up. The landscape is a lake landscape, but I feel the water looks too.....stark? An d.....too....blue....? Anyhow, the little black birdy thingies are unenlagiines, raptors of the Buitreraptor type. They're very, very, very tiny dudes, these....and are fishing like their relatives. There's a small grey turtle there, and a gang of shady-looking green turtles out there on the mudflat with the log. There's also an ornithocheirid pterosaur, grey, in the distance.

I even included grass-primitive grass, at least- in this scene. It's my first time drawing it properly at least. It's on the nearest mudflat, in little numbers. Anyhow, the titanosaurs are armored to round off their appearance.

The skeletal is-[link]

(Brazil, Quirico Formation, 105 million years ago, Albian Stage, Early Cretaceous)
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deskridge Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Very nice!
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vasix Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, thank you! :D
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, very nice work there :clap:. I love the colors and patterns you chose, and those clouds are marvelous. I'd say your skills are improving :).
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vasix Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woo, thanks! :)
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome :aww:.
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem!
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Zimices Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist
Good scene! and you are improved your backgrounds too!
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!:)
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Sinande Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
I think the water would be great if you didn't have that pale, hazy sky above it ;)

Love the little birdosaurs in the water. They look happy in their element! Also, that big dark bulk of sauropod in the corner is very effective. Even if it makes him look anything but "quite small" :D
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vasix Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, actually, this Saltasaurus-grade sauropod was rather tiny compared to its relatives, but it's great that you like the raptors! :)
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Sinande Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
"Rather tiny" means something different when we are talking titanosaurs :giggle:
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vasix Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Smallest is elephant-sized itself :D
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Teeny Anchiornis-colored unenlagians = :heart:
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I created them! :squee:
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electreel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Awesome pic, Vasika! Im very impressed =D
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks plenty! :)
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electreel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Worry not! =)
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vasix Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Dragonthunders Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wow. Amazing, I'm fantastic!
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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ilTassista Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
an enchanting scene.

the color of the water creates a very beautiful effect.
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vasix Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, really? :squee: I thought I liked the clouds and the forest more, but thanks plenty :)
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ilTassista Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
np -- everything 'works' in the pic.
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vasix Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? Thanks!
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great pic! Love the composition! =)
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vasix Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tnxxx
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NP! =)
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeh
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
=)
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeh
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vasix Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) tnx greatly!
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome of course! =)
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vasix Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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