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Tropeognathus mesembrinus by jconway Tropeognathus mesembrinus by jconway
*nemo-ramjet commented that a lot of my pterosaur pictures look like those classic paintings of WW2 fighters. So I decided to go the whole hog!

Anyway, the pterosaur is Tropeognathus mesembrinus, with the body modeled on Anhanguera. I've gone with my more customary "Cunningham" membrane configuration, which looks pretty sweet on these guys.
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liliensternus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
nice pose
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Michelle56 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty colours! :D
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Dinosaur-Ryuzako Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
I love the angle, and the colors are beautiful. Lovely work :D
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dunwich7 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Very dramatic and inspiring image, I love it :)

The nuances of the discussions about the how and why of wings, membranes, skin... fascinating. But way over my head, so I just enjoy your paintings as what I perceive them to be: Glimpses in a possible past.

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TehFuzzyDuck Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Amazing :) I'd love to see your version of the newly discovered pterosaur someday:

[link]
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jconway Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
It's on it's way!
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Sphenacodon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Heh, the foreshortening, colors and details are great. There should have been 2 pterosaurs in a dogfight for the total WWII feel...

Did this get reclassified to Ornithocheirus?
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jconway Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Genus level taxonomy is stamp-collecting. And while I ain't got nothing against philately, it's not something I take seriously.
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Sphenacodon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Oh, okay.
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Ashere Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it. Truly beautiful.
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