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Re: Ictonyx artwork
« Reply #120 on: May 30, 2019, 10:59:33 PM »
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Re: Ictonyx artwork
« Reply #121 on: June 02, 2019, 02:09:57 PM »
I see you included a keel on the caudal peduncle (it's probably called something else in ichthyosaurs, but that's the name we fish people use). Is there direct evidence for that or did you just include it because it makes biomechanical sense?
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Re: Ictonyx artwork
« Reply #122 on: June 02, 2019, 04:50:21 PM »
No direct evidence, I just like to draw thick, keeled tail stocks on ichthyosaurs and mosasaurs because, as you say, I think it's plausible. A big marine animal using lateral strokes of a large tail fin to swim makes me want to reference large sharks. I always thought the tail stocks of lamnids, whale sharks etc. looked cool so went for something similar with my Stenopterygius, Shonisaurus and Tylosaurus drawings. In large cetaceans, where the flukes are horizontal and the propulsive strokes are vertical, there are 'keels' on the dorsal and ventral sides of the tail stock rather than the lateral sides, which is a neat parallel.

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Re: Ictonyx artwork
« Reply #123 on: June 14, 2019, 03:21:52 PM »
Xiphactinus audax, a 5 metre predatory fish from the Late Cretaceous.



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Re: Ictonyx artwork
« Reply #124 on: June 14, 2019, 06:19:25 PM »
The effect of xiphactinus with water gives realism to the drawing.

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Re: Ictonyx artwork
« Reply #125 on: June 14, 2019, 09:21:06 PM »
There’s always a bigger fish...
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Re: Ictonyx artwork
« Reply #126 on: June 15, 2019, 03:44:57 PM »
That's a very difficult angle, but you've done a good job with it!
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Re: Ictonyx artwork
« Reply #127 on: June 15, 2019, 06:38:43 PM »
Thanks, I'm pretty happy with the outcome. I was quite pleased with the water too, I haven't tried to draw something splashing before and I think it worked reasonably well.

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Re: Ictonyx artwork
« Reply #128 on: June 15, 2019, 06:58:22 PM »
Both the fish and the water effects are great. I really like your work

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Re: Ictonyx artwork
« Reply #129 on: June 15, 2019, 09:16:21 PM »
Ooh, it's a longboi. Very good artwork again, nice to see such lesser known animals depicted too
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Re: Ictonyx artwork
« Reply #130 on: June 16, 2019, 09:56:41 AM »
Thanks everyone for the kind comments.