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Tupandactylus imperator by jconway Tupandactylus imperator by jconway
Tupandactylus imperator, a pretty big cretaceous pterosaur, with a crazyinsane head crest of megaepic proportions.
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:iconcarolynmccully:
CarolynMcCully Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Beautiful image, so graceful and powerful
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SamWei Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
i like that
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Tyrannotitan333 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, you make it look beautiful!
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:iconkazuma27:
Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my favorite paintings of yours... The light makes the sea almost move before my very eyes!
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ariel-orea Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
beautiful
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Eomamenchisaurus Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :)
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marcoornithodira Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Crazyinsane megaepic headcrest.
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:icondsil:
DSil Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Student General Artist
I love the old worn panel painting look. There's so many like that of swans and ducks, this is a very appropriate entry in that tradition!
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DerKompsognatus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
I love how nature challenge the bounds of our logic.
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:iconjohnfaa:
JohnFaa Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Student Writer
Not really; pterosaur were truly airheads
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hammertheshark Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's ritsu XD
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:iconjconway:
jconway Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
What the hell are you talking about?
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hammertheshark Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*sigh* well it's a bit of a long story. for a while now, i've been drawing dinosaurs. one day I created a tapejara named ritsu. this was before I found out that THAT species of tapejara was changed to Tupandactylus ^^; here's a picture of him [link] i know he dosnt look a thing like your picture, but they're the same species so I just couldent resist. he's actualy baced of this picture [link]
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aletia Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
How on earth did this species ever existed? I bet it's head would not be at all helpful when airborne. Apart from that, even though it is a realistic representation of that creature, it is an admirable work of art :) :clap:!
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JohnFaa Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Student Writer
It has been suggested it spend most of its time on the ground, thus it didn't had to worry about being very aerodynamic
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jconway Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
Smart people are trying to figure that out. They are making some progress...
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Really lovely lighting, although I have to confess that when I first glanced at the small version, it stuck me as studio lighting in front of an ocean backdrop (paletontophotography?). The large image revealed its true artistic glory.
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Love the coloration and pattern on that head crest! The way the legs are tucked forward (preparatory to landing?) gives it a very alien feel, which is a cool juxtaposition with your naturalistic and convincing treatment of this real-life animal.
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lennan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
That crest is crazy huge! I must admit, when I first saw this, I thought it was in natural media...and then I looked at the category, I am much impressed by the way you painted this. =)
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dustdevil Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Très beau!
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MattMart Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally gorgeous, love the lighting/atmosphere. Almost like it's a painting of an AMNH diorama.
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guilmon182 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Neat!*takes snapshot* Looks like a Tapejara.
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Gorgosaurus Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Nice!

Spike.
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LittleFoxStudio Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How big were they?
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Rayn-Hammer Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm getting this Barn Owl feel based on coloration and the eye.... Great job!
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El-Moppo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009   Digital Artist
Coolawesome depiction! :O :P ;)
I Loves It! :D <3 :)
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whalewithlegs Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Student General Artist
megaepic is right! The canvas look of this piece makes it seem a little nostalgic .. lighting is wonderful!
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Kentrosaur Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome painting! I love how pterosaur evolution decided to just go completely mad with the head displays :D
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Dinomaniac Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
You gotta stop this awesomeness at once, before my head explodes!
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Sphenacodon Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Totally awesome. The fact that it could fly (I hope) makes it even more awesome.
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Dinosaur-Ryuzako Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Beautiful! I really love the detail around the head especially. That is quite the crest!
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pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wild. That headdress must have been awfully light. Otherwise the weight and balance on the bird would be all out of whack.
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cryptidsaurian Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm trying to think what would ammount if this animal were to fly against the wind changing directions, it seems as if it has a large sail on it's head.
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pearwood Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Precisely.
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