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Dissecting Rhamphorhynchus by jconway Dissecting Rhamphorhynchus by jconway
Okay, so my cat drags in this weird looking bird and I'm all like WTF?? So I decided to cut it up and see what's in its insides. Unfortunately, my camera jammed, so I had to paint the whole thing.
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munkas02 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
that's a very nice disecti-shank you have there...
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CJCroen Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I like the backstory for it, too!
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Vitor-Silva Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student
Perfect! It is so real and believable that I can even feel sorry for the pterosaur.
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Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
beautiful Rhamphorhynchus
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OliveTheBreloom Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wouldn't that be perfect?

(Great job by the way)
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Eurwentala Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Awesome!
Poor thing. After escaping extinction for 150 million years and successfully impersonating a Ropen to dozens of crazy eyewitnesses, it ends up as a cat's meal. And even that fails.
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Transapient Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
How I would love to really dissect a pterosaur! Love it!
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Sierraness23 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...crazy cool. Looks great!
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:iconbatworker:
batworker Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
As zoologist I can say - it's admirable! :)
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lycaenops Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Ooh, if only...
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FablePaint Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Professional Filmographer
OMG! I'm telling PETA on you. They'll sue your cat GOOD!
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Michelle56 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Instant fav, it is so COOL
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Biarmosuchus Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Fantastic! Excellent work!
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TehFuzzyDuck Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
I love the webbed fingers!

You're like the John James Audubon of pterosaurs. Brilliant.
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DinosaurianDude Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You seem to have good skills with a scalpel, to get the skin of it's wingmembrane:o
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DOTB18 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Shouldn't there be a ribcage in there?
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Dr-XIII Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011   Digital Artist
There was; it was removed during the Dissection.
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BrokenMachine86 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!! great idea and excellent execution. :)
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
So which paleontology journal is this destined for? :D
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guilmon182 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should make this into one of those interactive dissection things!
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RaptorArts Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Absolutely amazing. Love the autopsy art :)
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Bichologo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
What a very good anatomy class!! ;)
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Wow. That is really cool.
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Gorgosaurus Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Sorry about the double-wise-crack, not-so-wise after all.

This is a very cool concept, nice to see your work again.

Spike.
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Gorgosaurus Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
My dogs bring in stuff like this all the time.
Yesterday it was a sub-adult Quetzalcoatlus, took ages to bury it...

Spike.
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Gorgosaurus Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
My dogs bring in stuff like this all the time.
Yesterday it was a sub-adult Quetzalcoatlus, took ages burying it...

Spike.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Back from the dead! :)
Although I'm afraid that your "cute cat school, phD." cat cannot even hurt or kill a tiny mouse, let alone a flapping, squawking, biting pterosaur like this.
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chasmosaur Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
I used to fantasize about things like this in middle school biology class.



I was a fucked up kid.
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M0AI Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is the most striking piece of paleo-art I've seen in a long while. Very well done.
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Dinosaur-Ryuzako Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
This is gorgeous! Your anatomy is just wonderful, and the colors and patterns you used are beatiful. I love how you show the step-by-step process so you can see all the layers of tissue.
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The only thing I'd suggest is that there should be some evidence of the cause of death, especially if your cat was said cause.

But a fantastic idea and brilliant execution!
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jconway Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Well, I frequently find birds in pretty much a pristine state. Or I find a beak and a pair of feet.
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Lun-Sei Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
....I..... I don't know if I should praise such display of skills and artistic inspiration, or if I should freak out at the thought that you took a poor little dead bird (the animals I obsess at!!) and actually dissectioned it.....
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povorot Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Every time I see your work, I just get ridiculously jealous at how you use colours. This is just beautiful, man.
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danieljoelnewman Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this just gives off all sorts of weird/unsettling vibes...nice... You've really out-done yourself...
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LittleFoxStudio Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely an original idea. Very cool.
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Rayn-Hammer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy Creap This Is Great!
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