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Elasmosaurus and Nyctosaurus by jconway Elasmosaurus and Nyctosaurus by jconway
Elasmosurus somethingorother and Nyctosaurus ?bonneri (All the kids are doing the species shuffle these days, I can't keep up).
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LordOfstamps Featured By Owner Edited Aug 12, 2014
Yay! An Elasmosaurus-at-the-surface drawing that doesn't look like Nessie!
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OliveTheBreloom Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, a good, stiff neck. I appreciate it a lot~ :)
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DSil Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Student General Artist
I love the muted palettes in your paintings. They all look so pastoral and peaceful, even the ones in the midst of a life-and-death struggle.
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Thewhiningrhino Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
A beautiful and evocative scene. I love the blue-whale type spots on the elasmosaur, and how it's NOT in the old swan pose! The Nyctosaurs are so graceful.
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psychedelica Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
sorry to be so non-paleoblah, but how did you get that paper-ish texture? i had to check about three times before i was sure it wasn't a watercolour on paper.
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jconway Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
Canvas texture in Photoshop. I make a new layer of neutral grey, apply the texture, then set the transparency to overlay, opacity ~15%. Bbs ur ncl!
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
I was just reading the "Oceans of Kansas" when this came up. Do you think they "flew" with falpping all four of their paddles?
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jconway Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
I used to have an opinion on this, but I've long-since forgotten it...
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007  Professional General Artist
Most wonderful! Where do you get all your reference from (Fossil and otherwise)?
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jconway Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
For Nyctosaurus I used my skeletal of N. sp. [link] for the body, and the skull from [link] . The Elasmosaur is from [link] .
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AxelofReaht Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007   Writer
Ah Elasmosaurus, one of my favorite dinosaurs of the Cretaceous period. nicely done.
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jconway Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
Uh uh uh, Elasmosaurus isn't a dinosaur! But thanks!
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AxelofReaht Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007   Writer
Yeah, that shows how much I have forgotten over the years. When I was a kid I was a freak about paleontology. Alas things have changed.
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unlobogris Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
Excellent work, as usual.
That crestless Nyctosaurus are supposed to be females? youngers? or the whole specie N.bonneri is crestless?
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jconway Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
N. bonneri has a crest of sorts running along its beak. There isn't a large enough sample (I think there is only one skull, but I could be wrong) to tell what's going on with sexual dimorphism and age.
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dustdevil Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007  Professional General Artist
So simple et efficace... Bravo.
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Piatnitskysaurus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
Hay, there's no "Nessie syndrome" in this, I have to say that this is the first surface elasmo pic that has grabbed my approval, faved :D
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jconway Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
Won't catch me with NS, no siree!
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Piatnitskysaurus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
Good thing too.
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