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David Peters' 2013 Vision by nemo-ramjet David Peters' 2013 Vision by nemo-ramjet
An attempt to "realistically" paint one of David Peters' unorthodox pterosaurs.
David Peters is an independent researcher who claims he can see previously-unnoticed hatchlings, fossil details, etc. on pterosaur fossils by manipulating photos of fossils in Photoshop. He also believes that pterosaurs are descendants of lizards.
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Lamastok Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
This belongs in the Cryptozoologicon.
vasix Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, Dave, sketching pterosaurs as you slide down your (possibly) LSD rainbow....
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I remember the last petersoid pterosaur, you created with John! Dave was so angry about this! Funny! He seems to hate you, Conway and Naish, but I have to say, that it's his fault! His pterosaurs are always epic art fails! Remember his vampire "Jeholopterus! Like a vampire bat-anglerfish-horse-rattlesnake-whatever! is so ridiculous and stupid, I ca't stop laughing about it! :D

TitanoRex Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
if this is just Pteradactylus what kind of giant hell spawned demon would Hatzegopteryx or Quetzalcoatlus look like D:
Handela Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The petite ones reminded me of red cherry shrimps.I loved the color's impact here.
ElSqiubbonator Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Am I the only one who thinks this looks like Snivy (a Pokemon, if you don't know)?
Orionide5 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
He is a firm believer in pycnofibres though, in addition to even stranger feathery frilly things. 
DOTB18 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
He also has a completely bastardized understanding of phylogenetics, leading him to think the scientific consensus holds that pterosaurs are somehow most closely related to/descended from phytosaurs. It can't be that he's too stupid understand the subject after decades of people correcting him. I'm thinking he's deliberately and dishonestly re-writing the rules to make his a priori conclusions work and make the rest of the palaeontological community look like fools.
commander-salamander Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a cutie! Love the story book style and the colours used.
Cheetanzee Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Well ... Now I have a project idea in mind lol
Transapient Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013

I must say that DP's methods are research are indeed questionable at best, though I'll also admit that some of the prospects raised by his ideas are quite fascinating.


In any case, this is a lovely rendition of a pterodactyl... parent and offspring?  Anyway, they're just adorable!  (smile)


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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Ah, David Peters. Gotta love him.
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've heard about this guy... :D
Viergacht Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's a a really cute illustration - has a bit of a Rod Ruth feel to it. 
electreel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
You're such a tease, now he'll begin with the lampooning excuse over again :D However, I think he does approve pycnofibers.
On a side note, that's a very nice illustration, I like the absence of lines and the grainy texture, it reminds me of J. Conway's style. 

Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional General Artist

Thanks for this Picture Memo :clap:

if I didn't know it better I would say it's one of the coolest Spec projects I know =D

whalewithlegs Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Oooh, my first reaction - the tiny pterosaurs are cleaners, servicing the larger creature like birds to a crocodile.

I love the scales!
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