Tupandactylus imperator, a pretty big cretaceous pterosaur, with a crazyinsane head crest of megaepic proportions.
What a rather fantastic painting!
Beautiful image, so graceful and powerful
i like that
Wow, you make it look beautiful!
One of my favorite paintings of yours... The light makes the sea almost move before my very eyes!
Crazyinsane megaepic headcrest.
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!
I love how nature challenge the bounds of our logic.
it's ritsu XD
What the hell are you talking about?
*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]
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 !
It has been suggested it spend most of its time on the ground, thus it didn't had to worry about being very aerodynamic
Smart people are trying to figure that out. They are making some progress...
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.
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.
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.
Totally gorgeous, love the lighting/atmosphere. Almost like it's a painting of an AMNH diorama.
Neat!*takes snapshot* Looks like a Tapejara.
How big were they?
I'm getting this Barn Owl feel based on coloration and the eye.... Great job!
I Loves It! <3
I Loves It! <3
megaepic is right! The canvas look of this piece makes it seem a little nostalgic .. lighting is wonderful!
Awesome painting! I love how pterosaur evolution decided to just go completely mad with the head displays
You gotta stop this awesomeness at once, before my head explodes!
Totally awesome. The fact that it could fly (I hope) makes it even more awesome.
Beautiful! I really love the detail around the head especially. That is quite the crest!
Wild. That headdress must have been awfully light. Otherwise the weight and balance on the bird would be all out of whack.