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kenbrasai:

Dunkleosteus by Jaime A. Headden (Qilong). One thing that most people forget is that the “armour” of placoderms is actually their skull, in life being covered by flesh. It begs the question of whereas they had lips or not, like modern predatory fish.

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paleoillustration:

kenbrasai:

Dunkleosteus by Jaime A. Headden (Qilong). One thing that most people forget is that the “armour” of placoderms is actually their skull, in life being covered by flesh. It begs the question of whereas they had lips or not, like modern predatory fish.

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Filed under i still really love that badass skeletal face but yeah thats a valid conjecture i guess dunkleosteus placoderms fish devonian devonian period jaime a headden paleontological reconstructions paleontology

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gruekiller:

The last day of the trip was filled with museum visits, first of all to the San Diego Museum of Natural History. The first hall we stepped into was dominated by a pair of sculptures, one of Albertosaurus (the poor guy is so underfed, you can see his ribs!) and the other of Lambeosaurus. The other sides of these sculptures are actually replica skeleton mounts, which I didn’t manage to take any good pictures of.

There were more dinosaurs further onward, with animatronic models of Baryonyx, Oviraptor (probably more like Citipati, honestly), and some perfectly bizarre-looking Velociraptor. Downstairs, there was a nice Allosaurus on display, and further, an exhibit about mammoths and other extinct elephants that included a few other, different Ice Age critters as well.

(Source: archosaurophilia, via lostbeasts)

Filed under AWESOME paleontological reconstructions paleontology museum

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antediluvianechoes:

Little One, Sammy
The sun poured through the spaces between branches, thin rivers of light that flowed in the pollen-laden air and dappled the backs of the carnivores. Among sticks and leaves and bones and mushrooms, the three fed and lounged, or preened and whistled, songbirds that had taken the roles of tigers.

antediluvianechoes:

Little One, Sammy

The sun poured through the spaces between branches, thin rivers of light that flowed in the pollen-laden air and dappled the backs of the carnivores. Among sticks and leaves and bones and mushrooms, the three fed and lounged, or preened and whistled, songbirds that had taken the roles of tigers.

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Filed under theropods dinosaurs paleontological reconstructions paleontology scientific art scientific illustration

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nyctopterus:

The dinosaur formerly known as Brachiosaurus brancai was possibly the best dinosaur, but try as I might, I can never do it justice. Here’s another attempt at making it look regal by having it roll around in mud. I think I may have a strategy problem here.
I haven’t been puting much work up recently because of the top secret book project sapping nearly all my painting time. I’ve been working on this Photoshop painting for ages, and I’m glad to get it out the door. I’m considering making it part of a panorama.

nyctopterus:

The dinosaur formerly known as Brachiosaurus brancai was possibly the best dinosaur, but try as I might, I can never do it justice. Here’s another attempt at making it look regal by having it roll around in mud. I think I may have a strategy problem here.

I haven’t been puting much work up recently because of the top secret book project sapping nearly all my painting time. I’ve been working on this Photoshop painting for ages, and I’m glad to get it out the door. I’m considering making it part of a panorama.

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Filed under brachiosaurus brachiosaurus brancai sauropod dinosaur paleontology paleontological reconstructions scientific illustrations

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As a token of apology, here’s a reconstruction of a Silurian trilobite, possibly a Deiphon. Coloration loosely based on crab Portunus pelagicus. (It was supposedly a Deiphon, but the shape is not quite right, and the glabellum - the spherical part of its head - is thoroughly lacking in warty protrusions. Also I’m too lazy to finish the legs and antennae, and definitely didn’t bother with the gills.)This is one of my first paintings without using a scanned pencil linework, a feat I found both frustrating and tedious. How do you guys create sharp edges efficiently in digital painting?
Art by me. Photoshop. THREE FUCKING DAYS

As a token of apology, here’s a reconstruction of a Silurian trilobite, possibly a Deiphon. Coloration loosely based on crab Portunus pelagicus.

(It was supposedly a Deiphon, but the shape is not quite right, and the glabellum - the spherical part of its head - is thoroughly lacking in warty protrusions. Also I’m too lazy to finish the legs and antennae, and definitely didn’t bother with the gills.)

This is one of my first paintings without using a scanned pencil linework, a feat I found both frustrating and tedious. How do you guys create sharp edges efficiently in digital painting?

Art by me. Photoshop. THREE FUCKING DAYS

Filed under paleo art paleontological reconstructions silurian trilobite arthropod deiphon phacopid phacopida marine fossil ART BY ME DO NOT STEEL

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This is a model of Laggania cambria, a smaller contemporary (but still quite big: 60 cm) of the more famous Anomalocaris. Genus Laggania was formerly assigned to the fragmented body of Anomalocaris, and was thought as a sponge instead. The same happens to the mouthpart, which was given name Peytoia and was thought to be a jellyfish. The puzzle continued for a while until a complete fossil of Anomalocaris was found.
Note: a recent change in the Wikipedia article says that the name for this is now Peytoia nathorsti, due to the oldest name taking the priority. This kind of debate is frequent in biology, and I am unsure whether to use this recent update or not, so I’m using the popular consensus instead.

This is a model of Laggania cambria, a smaller contemporary (but still quite big: 60 cm) of the more famous Anomalocaris. Genus Laggania was formerly assigned to the fragmented body of Anomalocaris, and was thought as a sponge instead. The same happens to the mouthpart, which was given name Peytoia and was thought to be a jellyfish. The puzzle continued for a while until a complete fossil of Anomalocaris was found.


Note: a recent change in the Wikipedia article says that the name for this is now Peytoia nathorsti, due to the oldest name taking the priority. This kind of debate is frequent in biology, and I am unsure whether to use this recent update or not, so I’m using the popular consensus instead.

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