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    I've been commercial artist for over 30 years, and I can say with total honesty that you have more talent than most of the people I've worked with. I agree with Zathros, you should put your work together in an art book and look to have it published. It would really appeal to dinosaur and art fans as well. You have a natural gift for illustration, and a love for your subject matter that clearly comes through to the viewer. Superb artwork!
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    wow, actually been a while since i've done a dinosaur. might as well be depicting one of the most recent finds.

    aquilops americanus is by far, the oldest form of ceratopsian ever discovered in the New world. measuring a little over 2 feet, it was far from being frighteningly giant. but a bony structure above the eye creats a nice, bony crest. similar to modern day bird of prey. this unique structure gives it one of the most threatening stares out of any ceratopsian by far imo.
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    OK, that is a rather interesting creature.
    FANTASTIC JOB on the rendering!!!
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    I haven't seen this one before. Great artwork! :)
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    I'm telling you Freddyman, have some professionally printed, with a big 'ol watermark, and an excellent description f0r each creature. This would be a great table top book, line it up with Christmas, and "wompf, there it is". ;)
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    this is not a real creature. this is part of the amazing and diverse fauna of the lost world. been toying around with the ideas of speculative evolution :)

    Corythodactylus mergus is a medium-sized tapejarid pterosaur related to the large Paranyctosaurus, which it lives alongside with many other large pterosaurs on the central lakes and cliffs. Corythodactylus has a wingspan of up to 10 feet, and eats mainly fish and other aquatic prey. It's crest is different from other tapejarids; instead of resembling a sail or fin, it is like a large helmet. Corythodacylus has a tall, bony crest with a covering of tissue that forms comb-like structures on the end. This crest gives the pteorsaur its name. Another unusual aspect of this animal is that will most pterosaurs simply
    fly over the water and snatch up fish on the wing, Corythodactylus swims, like a duck almost, holding its wings above the water to keep them from getting wet and using its large, webbed feet to propel it forward and snatching fish from this position.
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    you've really gone the distance with this!!! its time for you to publish a book of your dino illustrations!
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    Interesting concept and AWESOME illustration!!!
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    You ever doing some "Fun" like stuff, same technique, but with a Dr. Suess flare? :)
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    thank you everyone for the kind words. thus far, these drawing are not made for profit( well, not all of them:)) but purely out of my complete interest to these amazing animals. perhaps in the future, gaining more info on creating a book would be attainable.

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    the theropod that can probably been able to rip your stomach out with it's claws alone. Australovenator is a genus of megaraptoran theropod dinosaur measuring about 6 meters in length. it's from Albian-age rocks of Australia. easily identifiable by it's large arm and massive claws, australovenator is one of the most well known megaraptoran excluding megaraptor. those claws almost definitely aided with predatory seizure and apprehension of prey items.
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    how about collector fun fact cards?
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    i'll seek torwards getting a watermark on my artwork soon.

    a male rhamphosuchus emits a low frequency growl from his throat, causing the water around him to splash in the air. this behavior is known today from modern crocodilians in the form of courting behavior to attract females.

    know by a few fragmentary remains of it's dentition and rostrum, rhamphosuchus was a large relative of false gharial. measuring 8-11 meters in length, it was a very large predatory animal, possibly being very generalist with it's diet. seeing this creature performing this display must be a real sight to see.
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    i brought mypen and markers to school during art class. with our given assignment finished, i just sat down and drawn this for the past hour.
    an unfortunate minmi falls prey to an adult, unsubscribed baryonychine spinosaurid. this is a very speculative drawing. based on very few, unsubscribed remains that points to the possibility of a spinosaurid species living in Australia. the bones are said to be from an individual only a bit over 2 or 3 meters, possibly juvenile. the one depicted here is far bigger, this shows a possible baryonyx sized adult showing predatory signs of a rather generalist diet.

    i'm gonna call it irwinosaurus after the crocodile hunter just for the heck of it
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    INTERESTING!!!
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    8-11 meters of pure elegance and superiority. gavialis pachyrhynchus was a massive gharial species that lived in the early Miocene. this massive predator in my depiction is resting, with its gular glands open. and anatomical depiction quite underrepresented in crocodilian paleoart.
    something about the gharial body plan just screams elegance to me. looking at this creature gives me a sense of inferiority. its like looking at an eagle who will always give you that serious, down to earth stare. gharial are the same way and just imagine what it would be like to stare into the eyes of a 11 meter long behemoth!
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    PLEASE!, get a watermark (of course, a couple as gifts for desktop wallpapers would be nice), and then go back and watermark all the pics you have uploaded.

    We are privileged to have an artist like you on this forum. I can't help think that if we did not have this section, we would have missed all this!!! :)
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