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Advanced Silesaur by nemo-ramjet Advanced Silesaur by nemo-ramjet
Fast sketch of a product of an alternative Triassic, with a different set of "dinosauromorphs" running the game.

It's refreshing to drop digital tools and pick up a real pencil every once in a while.
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Helixdude Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tell us more of this alternate Triassic.
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SCP-811Hatena Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
COOL! This is one ugly-ass chicken, but I love it!
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geekytribble Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
nice!!!
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
Nice lively lines in this one. The drawing has a more organic feel somehow. You should do pencil work more often. :)

Interesting creature too. It reminds me of a hippogriff I draw ages ago, though a lot more realistic. Do you suppose that integument is homologous with pterosaur and dinosaur filaments?
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
The integument might be homologous or semi-homologous - I imagined it as an intermediary between scale tufts and ornithischian/theropod/pterosaur "things."
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Thanks! These days I'm all into wacom and photoshop for the anal-retentive levels of control&detail they offer, but I do agree that some of the intuitive magic of pencils is missing. Perhaps preparing a sketch in wacom, and then drawing over it in pencil can be a good alternative.
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vasix Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bird-headed Silesaurus? Not bad....
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
This is a long-removed descendant, their faces might have evolved in a lot of different ways.
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vasix Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah.
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SpelKille Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Makes you wonder, if neither dinosaurs nor synapsids made it through the Triassic...
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Age of Crocodiles?
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Makes me think of a world filled with Notosuchians....
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Would still look a bit like dinosaurs, perhaps with more mammal-like gaits and leg structure due to the condition of the crocodylian ankles... Eventually true endothermy and insulation would evolve somehow, and you'd have weird mammal-crocs running around the place :)
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
I agree, notosuchians already had lips and snoots, I imagine fur wouldnt be far behind.
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Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
I wish I was sophont style notosuchian, than we could stop complaining about how pathetic our bodies are.
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commander-salamander Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This has such a lovely expression.
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
"Haters gonna hate"
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool design!
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Thanks!
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electreel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Beautiful as always =D despite... somehow grotesquely constructed forelimbs. By the way, what´s it covered with?
Feathers? Hair? Another kind of derived scales?... or something else?
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
The covering is tuft-like nodules of bunched scales. There is some more hair-like integument near its hip. I realize your point, the forelimb is a bit too mammal-like, I shouldn't have drawn it that way...
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pilsator Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work, Nemo!
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Thank you! Pencils are fun!
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Chimpeetah Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
The front limbs remind me of the limbs on my "advanced" squamates, actually.

Great design, love the duck-like head.
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Zippo4k Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Ah, if only I knew how to do more with digital media than I can. Oh well. Nice to see your creative work! I keep worrying that work is suppressing your creativity. ;)
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Thanks! I'm actually quite busy with "real work" and artwork as well, but I don't want to post too much on DA before I have a solid collection in my hands...
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Zippo4k Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Good idea! I haven't posted much on DAD for similar reasons.
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AmnioticOef Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Ah, so there's hope!
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Zippo4k Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Oh, give me a break, will you. :XD:
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AmnioticOef Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
:D
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Nolo84 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So like, crurotarsans, then?
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
I guess so - the classification of these things is always in a flux... The last I checked, Silesaurus was a "dinosauromorph," but some people called it a primitive ornithischian as well... What strikes me is how (comparatively) better adapted it is to a quadrupedal lifestyle.
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Nolo84 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've heard crurotarsans refer to everything from just crocodylimorphs and phytosaurs, to almost all archosaurs.

Since cladistics became mainstream, all of this is sort of up in the air.
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