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Re: Ictonyx artwork
« Reply #40 on: July 12, 2018, 04:48:22 PM »
Another ornithomimosaur - the ornithomimid Struthiomimus.



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Re: Ictonyx artwork
« Reply #41 on: July 12, 2018, 05:13:04 PM »
That's lovely, I like it very much.

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« Reply #42 on: July 12, 2018, 06:05:50 PM »
Great reconstruction! Very lifelike.

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Re: Ictonyx artwork
« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2018, 06:47:11 PM »
Really nice work on this one!
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« Reply #44 on: July 13, 2018, 06:06:28 AM »
Thanks all!

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Re: Ictonyx artwork
« Reply #45 on: July 14, 2018, 12:22:22 AM »
Great artwork, I like how simple yet so alive they all look, very nice. Keep it up, looking forward to more.

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« Reply #46 on: July 14, 2018, 06:14:05 AM »
Thank you!

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« Reply #47 on: July 14, 2018, 11:17:00 AM »
The art style is so soft and cute, I love it!

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Re: Ictonyx artwork
« Reply #48 on: July 18, 2018, 06:16:00 PM »
Torvosaurus tanneri


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« Reply #49 on: July 24, 2018, 02:31:39 PM »
Kronosaurus queenslandicus


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« Reply #50 on: July 24, 2018, 07:34:09 PM »
Your artwork's lovely, and I'm really digging the way you shade.  It's subtle, but Your understanding of skeletal and musculature really comes through.

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« Reply #51 on: July 24, 2018, 08:39:02 PM »
Thanks Digibasherx, that's a really nice comment. Much appreciated!

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Re: Ictonyx artwork
« Reply #52 on: July 24, 2018, 10:22:15 PM »
I think you're holding back a little bit. Don't be afraid to go dark! You can give a lot more depth to, for example, the flippers as they stick out. It's a very nice composition but I have seen you do even better ones :)
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« Reply #53 on: July 25, 2018, 01:16:27 PM »
Thanks Halichoeres. For years I only drew flat lateral views, so the challenge with all my drawings at the moment is to understand shapes, and practice different angles and shading. Here is a darker version to compare to the original. Always a learning process!


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Re: Ictonyx artwork
« Reply #54 on: July 25, 2018, 05:21:34 PM »
Yes! Looks like it occupies some three dimensional space now. Well done.
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Re: Ictonyx artwork
« Reply #55 on: August 02, 2018, 01:49:47 PM »
Coelophysis bauri.

Learning to portray extinct animals from different angles is proving as tricky as I expected. Much to learn about perspective, but practice is enjoyable!


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Re: Ictonyx artwork
« Reply #56 on: August 03, 2018, 03:12:08 PM »
I think it turned out nicely! It's really hard to find reference material in anything other than lateral view (sometimes dorsal view for skulls). I came late to the realization that taking photos from weird angles of museum mounts can be really useful. Now I need to revisit all the museums where I took photos in regular old lateral view.
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« Reply #57 on: August 03, 2018, 04:46:50 PM »
Thanks, and you're right about museum mounts. I'm not too much of an osteology buff, so the two things I like most about seeing mounts are a) they give a visceral appreciation of an animal's size that can't really be gained from just knowing measurements, and b) they allow you to look at (and photograph) a skeleton from a bunch of different angles.

Of course, the caveat with using mounts for reference is that many of them, especially many of the older ones, have obvious issues - pectoral girdles in strange places, no allowance for cartilage between vertebrae, wrists and ankles in unlikely or impossible positions, and - one of my personal favourites - mounts that contain casts of bones from individuals that were markedly different in size - the axial skeleton of a small Iguanodon attached to the limbs of a massive one, for instance. There is a mounted Camarasaurus in the London NHM that has a big cervical vert directly caudal to a much smaller one, giving the cervical series a sudden 'step' like a telescope. This is the sort of thing you notice more and more of, the more you look at mounts.

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« Reply #58 on: August 05, 2018, 06:24:29 PM »

.........Much to learn about perspective, but practice is enjoyable!


What would help with the coelophysis is to have less texture detail as you get further along the tail. Also maybe a slightly thicker outline to closer areas and thinner for further away. I guess you could try this out digitally with your scan.

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Re: Ictonyx artwork
« Reply #59 on: December 19, 2018, 12:55:04 PM »
Haast's eagle, Hieraaetus moorei.

A drawing done to work out the proportions of the head, and try out one possible plumage scheme.