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Storm Birds by jconway Storm Birds by jconway
Pteranodon sternbergi, a 6-8m wingspanned pterosaur from Late Creataceous North America soars over a choppy sea - generating lift from wind over the waves, just like an albatross.

By the way, while you're here, I've decided to join the blogoshere, with the appallingly stupidly named Philosophica Neopalaeontographica [link] . If you've got a blog on palaeo/science/philosophy, let me know and I'll subscribe.
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brenton522 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
You don't happen to be using David Peters as a reference, are you?
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Taintedsilver Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
Yours are some of the most beautiful and convincing renditions of pterosuars that I think I've ever seen:)
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PatGoltz Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
Wonderfully dynamic painting!
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Konsumbrot Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Your pictures really make me feel like you have actually seen these creatures going about their lives. You really capture them and their world so well. I love it :)
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TheMysteriousK Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
I featured this work in a news item ([link]), I hope you don't mind. :-)
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jconway Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Thanks, nice writeup. One quibble, pterosaurs aren't dinosaurs, and may not even be closely related to them (controversial subject!). But yeah, thanks again.
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TheMysteriousK Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
No problem, and thanks for the info... I remember having my doubts when I wrote that down. But writing a feature like this takes a lot of time so I had to cut some corners.
I look forward to more work from you. :-)
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TheMysteriousK Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
There's something pleasingly un-emphatic about this painting - not like "look, I drew a dinosaur, now be happy with it". If these had been albatrosses and not pteranodons, it would still be an interesting painting. :-)
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jconway Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Thanks, that's what I aim for!
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TheMysteriousK Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
You're welcome. :-)
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