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Re: Jurassic Pet Shop: concept art & fossil studies
« Reply #100 on: February 12, 2019, 12:17:13 AM »
And the Critter of the Month is...



The newest addition to the shop! You can read more about him in my latest blog post over at Paleopetshop.com

I'll share a snippet of the short story. It's even shorter than usual, less than 500 words! :D

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He basked in the warmth of the sun, armored scales like a double row of polished stones. Eyes closed, mouth open with glistening teeth, he listened to the stillness. He could hear the distant calls of flying creatures as they gossiped about their day, the faint rustling of a summer breeze through scraggy conifer branches high above, the scratching chirp of a far away insect. The beating of wings.

The thrum of wings drew closer, and he opened his eyes. The creature landed heavily on sun-bleached wood, fidgeting, its head always turning this way and that as it stared out at the world with bulbous eyes. He watched it with crocodilian coolness as it preened. Waited until it rubbed its spindly legs together and combed its claws through its hairy, black body.

Slowly, painfully slowly, he unfolded his long, lean legs and crept forward like a reptilian panther. He hardly dared to breathe as he stole forward, one step at a time. The element of surprise was key. One wrong move and his prey would be gone with a flick of its wings...

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Click on Skippy's picture to continue the story! :) I hope you enjoy it!


My chickens as the raptors they seem to think they are.  :P



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Re: Jurassic Pet Shop: concept art & fossil studies
« Reply #101 on: February 14, 2019, 06:34:58 PM »
I like it! Not often an art thread introduces me to a species I hadn't heard of before.
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