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Art (pic heavy)

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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor


    Rubecula wrote: »
    The picture of Pristichampsus. It seems to show it has bitten his vital bits off.


    I'll get me coat:o

    By the way you could make moneyout of your talent (which is better than this guys anyway)

    http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/store/product/83/

    Could be a good money spinner as a sideline if you can get them published.

    Oooh I see... XD Wouldn´t there be much more blood though? :D

    And thanks! I am trying to get published, and I'm also selling some art. Having my critters in a book or comic or something is one of my goals :>


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor


    Just uploaded a new pic, it's a couple of Omeisaurus. Based them off some Gregory Paul reconstructions and they look really, really weird. Next time I'm basing them only on my imagination XD

    omeisaurus_by_hodarinundu-d3g4ldp.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,551 Rubecula


    To be honest I think they were more likely to have had a horizontal stance not an upright one. Moving heads from side to side not high up in the air.

    Just my own impression though, not a fact.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor


    Rubecula wrote: »
    To be honest I think they were more likely to have had a horizontal stance not an upright one. Moving heads from side to side not high up in the air.

    Just my own impression though, not a fact.

    Yeah, that seems to be the current idea but I'm not really convinced... I have noticed that in many ancient ecosystems there were different kinds of sauropods with different neck lenghts. I can´t imagine how they avoided competition with each other unless they were feeding at different heights just the same way gerenuks and giraffes avoid competing with other herbivores. Omeisaurus looks like a high level browser to me, although of course I'm no expert :>

    Also, I don´t think sauropods (at least most of them) carried their necks horizontally. Seems to me that it would be a waste, when they could use their long neck to watch their surroundings for potential food sources or predators, as well as other sauropods, wouldn´t that be an advantage?
    Also, seems to me that a sauropod carrying its neck horizontally would be in dire danger of its throat being bitten by a predator; to avoid this the sauropod would have to lift its neck fairly quickly, which, if it wasn´t adapted already to carry its neck upright, would probably cause it to have a stroke or something. :(

    So, my view is that sauropods carried their neck upright just like modern day mammals and birds (I think they recently published a study that confirmed this, didn´t they?) and that they had adaptations that allowed them to lift or lower their head freely without fainting or dying as a result (which always seemed like a stupid idea to me). But like I said, I am no expert and this probably deserves another thread haha :cool:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7 ✭✭✭ newyorker87


    These are incredible!!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Trip down memory lane. Anyone remember that crummy paint feature on that old social networking site called Bebo? Well, a few scribbles from way back when...

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    and finally...
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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Just thought I'd post up an iconic illustration by one of my favourite palaeontologists, Robert T. Bakker.

    Pristichampus
    pristichampsus.jpg&sa=X&ei=VvZUTprvC9S4hAfQuuSWBg&ved=0CAYQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNF_I80s7Cq-tzjzblKWMQtsZu1LWw


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor


    Galvasean wrote: »
    Just thought I'd post up an iconic illustration by one of my favourite palaeontologists, Robert T. Bakker.

    Pristichampus
    pristichampsus.jpg&sa=X&ei=VvZUTprvC9S4hAfQuuSWBg&ved=0CAYQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNF_I80s7Cq-tzjzblKWMQtsZu1LWw

    Yeah, great artist Mr. Bakker... guess it helps being one of the few paleontologists with imagination XD


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Now that i have your attention Mr. Khor, how about a link to your Deviant art page? ;)


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor


    Galvasean wrote: »
    Now that i have your attention Mr. Khor, how about a link to your Deviant art page? ;)

    Ask and thou shall receive :D

    http://hodarinundu.deviantart.com/

    Enjoy. Just... keep in mind some stuff is QUITE old XD


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