Well the time has come when I got off my lazy arsedecided to move myself back to main account. Why did I not use it in the first place? Short story: when I joined tumblr, I created an account with a name that I thought was too irrelevant to what I was intending to post, so ditched and made my secondary account, IDrawDinosaurs. Of course I soon realised I was unable to reblog posts and like them under this name, so after much putting off I’ve upped sticks and moved back to my main account (having recently realised I can actually change its name, which renders this whole escapade pointless).
I will no longer be posting here, but I’ll keep it up so the posts I made here will remain visible to anyone wishing to look at them. My loyal follows, you can now find me at DrawingDinosaurs, so if you still want to look at all my future rubbish then feel free to come on over, all 40 of you.
…woah wait, 40? I never figured this many people liked me…I feel loved.
Having finished reading Pterosaurs, a book that I had been anticipating for years, I can’t help but feel like a pterosaur bone; pneumatised. I feel hollow, now that I’ve read it, it’s like there’s a void. But like a pneumatised pterosaur bone, there is expansion; my knowledge and understanding of pterosaurs has greatly increased from the wealth of information presented by Witton, and I intend to use this to fill the void by doing some pterosaur-related art work, something I do far too little of.
Something I’ve been working on that I plan on finishing, but that all depends on whether I ever start working on it again. In case I don’t, here’s the WIP of an Archaeopteryx lithographica, colouration based on a eurasian magpie because I always think of Ol’ Urvogel whenever I see them.
What the heck is this thing? Why it’s a Kannemeyeria decked out with ossicones and a nasal horn! Why? It’s for a speculative evolution project I’m working on and this a concept I wanted to illustrate to my peers.
Dromaeosaur Parade, the title slide for a hastily-made presentation I’m doing on dromaeosaurids for school. I’ve probably mucked up the scaling of these species, but I doubt anyone in class would notice.
I had fairly high hopes for the ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ film, despite that I should know better than have high hopes for a film about dinosaurs. Sadly, I have learned once again I should keep my expectations low. With the release of the trailer, I was finally able to see what we were getting. To sum it up, it basically looks like ‘March of the Dinosaurs’ but with a storyline like that of ‘Speckles the Tarbosaurus’ thrown into it. The animals are more accurate than in ‘Speckles the Tarbosaurus’, I’ll give it that, however…
Scaly albertosaurines, seems like a bit of a step back from the feathered ones seen in ‘March of the Dinosaurs’. Okay, this is more of a personal preference, but then we get this:
A scaly-faced (and cock-eyed?) deinonychosaur. Joy. Oh well, at least it looks like it actually has wings on it’s hand:
The azhdarchids look pretty awesome though, and accurate to boot, and they take part in some terrestrial hunting of what I assume is the protagonist, better than the handless scavengers of ‘March of the Dinosaurs’.
But like I said earlier, the storyline has a ‘Speckles the Tarbosaurus’ feel to it. Is it too much to ask for a film about dinosaurs were the animals are accurate and the storyline is realistic and treats the characters as animals? ‘March of the Penguins’ did well, so why not another dinosaur film like that? Maybe I’m being too critical about this, maybe I’ll enjoy it more than I’m assuming I will. Guess I’ll just have to wait for its release to find out.
Due to having far too much time on my hands I’ve discovered that some of the sound effects used in Walking with Dinosaurs are actually sped up versions of hollywood screams, such as the “Howie Scream”.