Drawing Dinosaurs

biologizeable:

birds?? nah what the fuck they’re for fucking losers— [trips] [hundreds of thousands of birds spill out of jacket] f-for fucking weird loser nerds ahhaha [chasing after them frantically sweating] listen i just listen fuck [thousands of birds flapping around and screeching] shit fcuk im holding them for a friend just listen

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HOLY FUCKING SHIT IT’S A DINOSAUR

JESUS CHRIST

WHAT THE FUUUUUCK

OH MY FUCKING GOD

FUCKING DINOSAURS

HOLY SHIIIIT

WHAT THE FUUUUuuuuuUUUUUUUCK

seegercove:

It’s been months since anyone in Hell Creek has heard from the Triceratops since their June migration. Without their perilous horns to keep them in check, the predatory element of their old Montanan home has driven the local herds to leave en masse. But all herds have their stragglers, and those who can’t join the exodus are forced to stay behind and fend for themselves. Meet Lloyd and Larry, a two-headed Ornithomimus, and a three-legged Ankylosaurus named Marge. The fate of Hell Creek now lies in the hands of the disabled and abandoned. Next time on Tales from Hell Creek: The Skeleton Crew.

seegercove:

It’s been months since anyone in Hell Creek has heard from the Triceratops since their June migration. Without their perilous horns to keep them in check, the predatory element of their old Montanan home has driven the local herds to leave en masse.
But all herds have their stragglers, and those who can’t join the exodus are forced to stay behind and fend for themselves.

Meet Lloyd and Larry, a two-headed Ornithomimus, and a three-legged Ankylosaurus named Marge. The fate of Hell Creek now lies in the hands of the disabled and abandoned.

Next time on Tales from Hell Creek: The Skeleton Crew.

girl-fashion-13:

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REBLOG, SHARE, SPREAD THE WORLD.

DO NOT STAY SILENT

I KNOW THIS IS A FASHION BLOG AND NOT A NEWS BLOG,… BUT I REFUSE TO SIT HERE AND BE IGNORANT WHEN I KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO NEED HELP

avisuchian:

aurusallos:

speculative-evolution:

lostbeasts:

jurassiraptor:

lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

raptorcivilization:

lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

jurassiraptor:

First look at Jurassic World’s T. rex at Comic Con 2014
Via comingsoon.net

<sigh> hasn’t changed much, eh?
raptorcivilization, anything of note here in terms of palaeofails?
(Discounting feathers)

It’s got great big jowls that are not known from any tyrannosauroid (or indeed, any ornithodiran) and angry eyebrow ridges that are not known from any tyrannosaurine. Its skull looks small compared to the neck and its snout looks too short. And I can’t see its nostrils.

Nor can I. This is an all-around abomination that is nevertheless true to the original JP

Just an update on this, it turns out it is likely NOT related to Jurassic World specifically, but it is a decorative piece by Profiles in History, based on the first Jurassic Park, which is for sale at the convention. (For the low, low price of $12,000 it can be yours!) The T. rex in Jurassic World may or may not look like this.

look at those goddamn eyeballs

Okay I see this all the time and need to clear something up, because dinosaur lovers don’t seem to understand one thing about Jurassic Park: there are no dinosaurs in it. The “dinosaurs” in Jurassic Park were made for entertainment, both in the movies and in the fictional park. The original novel by Michael Crichton wasn’t about dinosaurs, it was about the dangers of misusing science (genetics in this case) and disregarding ethics for the sake of profit. The creatures in the park are not dinosaurs, they are bioengineered theme park monsters based on dinosaur DNA combined with the DNA of various modern animals. They aren’t supposed to be realistic, and if you have a problem with that then you need to go watch something else. It’s a movie, not a documentary, and a theme park, not a museum.

Bolded mine. Go read the books if you are a Jurassic Park fan.

I would challenge that.The dinosaurs in both the books and the films were meant to reflect the current understanding of how dinosaurs looked, paleofails and artistic licenses notwithstanding, and regardless they basically single-handedly codified the popular image of dinosaurs, so I think it’s rather important that they continue to do that.Jurassic World looks like it’ll be pretty disappointing in that regard, but I’m willing to forgive it and enjoy a fun movie full of throwbacks to some of my favourite films.

One of the main issues in the book, if I recall correctly, was that Henry Wu wanted to engineer their dinosaurs to be slow, dull, tail-dragging creatures that reflected the view of dinosaurs that existed in the public eye at the time because people want to see the dinosaurs they expect, not the real thing.
Wu has been confirmed to have “an extended role” in Jurassic World, so I expect aspects of his character from the book will be seen in the film. Jurassic World is a successful theme park in the film, and genetic engineering appears to be a major focus of the film (“Diabolus Rex” and “Indominus Rex” say hi), so I’m not surprised the dinosaurs look like this in the slightest.
Wu wants the dinosaurs to be like what the public expects, so what would the public expect now? Giant, scaly monsters instead of actual animals. The park’s more like a theme park than a preserve than ever, and the dinosaurs are being engineered accordingly.

avisuchian:

aurusallos:

speculative-evolution:

lostbeasts:

jurassiraptor:

lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

raptorcivilization:

lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

jurassiraptor:

First look at Jurassic World’s T. rex at Comic Con 2014

Via comingsoon.net

<sigh> hasn’t changed much, eh?

raptorcivilization, anything of note here in terms of palaeofails?

(Discounting feathers)

It’s got great big jowls that are not known from any tyrannosauroid (or indeed, any ornithodiran) and angry eyebrow ridges that are not known from any tyrannosaurine. Its skull looks small compared to the neck and its snout looks too short. And I can’t see its nostrils.

Nor can I. This is an all-around abomination that is nevertheless true to the original JP

Just an update on this, it turns out it is likely NOT related to Jurassic World specifically, but it is a decorative piece by Profiles in History, based on the first Jurassic Park, which is for sale at the convention. (For the low, low price of $12,000 it can be yours!) 

The T. rex in Jurassic World may or may not look like this.

look at those goddamn eyeballs

Okay I see this all the time and need to clear something up, because dinosaur lovers don’t seem to understand one thing about Jurassic Park: there are no dinosaurs in it. The “dinosaurs” in Jurassic Park were made for entertainment, both in the movies and in the fictional park. The original novel by Michael Crichton wasn’t about dinosaurs, it was about the dangers of misusing science (genetics in this case) and disregarding ethics for the sake of profit. The creatures in the park are not dinosaurs, they are bioengineered theme park monsters based on dinosaur DNA combined with the DNA of various modern animals. They aren’t supposed to be realistic, and if you have a problem with that then you need to go watch something else. It’s a movie, not a documentary, and a theme park, not a museum.

Bolded mine. Go read the books if you are a Jurassic Park fan.

I would challenge that.
The dinosaurs in both the books and the films were meant to reflect the current understanding of how dinosaurs looked, paleofails and artistic licenses notwithstanding, and regardless they basically single-handedly codified the popular image of dinosaurs, so I think it’s rather important that they continue to do that.
Jurassic World looks like it’ll be pretty disappointing in that regard, but I’m willing to forgive it and enjoy a fun movie full of throwbacks to some of my favourite films.

One of the main issues in the book, if I recall correctly, was that Henry Wu wanted to engineer their dinosaurs to be slow, dull, tail-dragging creatures that reflected the view of dinosaurs that existed in the public eye at the time because people want to see the dinosaurs they expect, not the real thing.

Wu has been confirmed to have “an extended role” in Jurassic World, so I expect aspects of his character from the book will be seen in the film. Jurassic World is a successful theme park in the film, and genetic engineering appears to be a major focus of the film (“Diabolus Rex” and “Indominus Rex” say hi), so I’m not surprised the dinosaurs look like this in the slightest.

Wu wants the dinosaurs to be like what the public expects, so what would the public expect now? Giant, scaly monsters instead of actual animals. The park’s more like a theme park than a preserve than ever, and the dinosaurs are being engineered accordingly.

snarkydiscolizard:

I WAS LOOKING UP PICTURES OF CASSOWARIES AND

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I JUST

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help

JESUS

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make eye contact and i will disembowel you

Professional palaeoartists are starting to reconstruct Spinosaurus after Sereno’s new mount. 

It begins.

Tarbosaurus Adventure, Part 3

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That’s right, I’m starting up this again.

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You have arrived on the FLOOD PLAINS, where all the large mega-herbivores are sure to be found. 

thewoodparable said:

Invest! The cretaceous market is a prosperous one!

Market? The only thing you know can comprehend investing in is your own survival and perpetuating your genes!

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You are not, however, in possession of any cutie-patootie fluffy Tarbo-lings (unfortuntely), so you’re only investment is survival! Speaking of which, you’re hungry, time to scope out the menu.

lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king said:

Hmm… Saurolophus or Barsboldia? Or should we try an oviraptorosaur? A juvenile Nemegtosaurus, perhaps? They don’t have good parental care.

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Oviraptorosaurs are bit too small and feathery for your tastes.

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They’re nippy little blighters, too. You could easily catch them back when you were a teen, but now that you’re monstrously gigantic you have no chance.

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Juvenile Nemegtosaurus sounds tempting…but they tend to stick around the adults, who aren’t particularly fond of you, a great hulking flesh eater, for some reason. Jerks.

tigris115 said:

Play chicken with a Therizinosaurus

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NO THANKS.

theload said: 

Debate which type of hadrosaur to eat.

sylph0fl1ght said:

Yes. Now which hadrosaur is the tastiest?

archosaurophilia said:

Saurolophus is the tastiest.

This is your best train of thought all day. Saurolophus would make a fine prey, now all you’ve got to do is find some.

raptorcivilization said:

You use your keen sense of smell to look for a Saurolophus herd

ONWARDS.

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Intro

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

What next?

palaeofail:

T. rex’s photosynthetic teeth

T. rex wasn&#8217;t a vegetarian.
It wasthe vegetation.

palaeofail:

T. rex’s photosynthetic teeth

T. rex wasn’t a vegetarian.

It wasthe vegetation.

Two of the Cretaceous&#8217; longest-headed, stumpy-legged, high-spined theropods about to duke it out in CRETACEOUS FIGHT CLUB.
Not really. 
Actually it&#8217;s a really sketchy thing of what may be the new Spinosaurus and what may be Deinocheirus made for no particular reason other than &#8216;Hey, they&#8217;ve got similar features!&#8217;.
#lolsorandomXD

Two of the Cretaceous’ longest-headed, stumpy-legged, high-spined theropods about to duke it out in CRETACEOUS FIGHT CLUB.

Not really. 

Actually it’s a really sketchy thing of what may be the new Spinosaurus and what may be Deinocheirus made for no particular reason other than ‘Hey, they’ve got similar features!’.

#lolsorandomXD