Drawing Dinosaurs

At long last, here it is - Mega Predators, in all its obscure glory!

See! It exists! I’m not crazy.

Pertaining to that documentary Mega Predators you mentioned, I do recognize the name a bit.. do you know when it was made? and perhaps by who? Also, you should totally post it on YouTube; I'd love to give it a watch ^.^ (and to see if I've seen it before xD)

Okay, this is a very late reply, sorry about that, but the topic’s became relevant again. I’m afraid I don’t have a scooby when the program aired or who made it (apart from it being aired on Discovery Science), so I’m no help there. However, I’m seeing some relatives in the next few days who can transfer things of VHS tapes to DVDs, so I’ll be bringing the tape with me. Once it’s on a DVD, I should be able to rip it and then upload it, so hopefully it’ll be up by Monday or so.

A cut sequence from Dinosaur Revolution with Darwinopterus and Monolophosaurus by David Krentz.

I’M A DINOSAUR, IDIOTS.

Gold.

I was poking through your posts, and I found something that might be pretty old but it really got my attention. It was some art from a speculative biology project you were involved with... and it looked to be a sans-Triassic extinction one, with freaking shuvosaurs (^-^)! That sounds crazy awesome, especially after how disappointed I was after I found out that the XenoPermian project has pterosaurs instead of dragons (:c). Can you reveal any information about this project? :3c
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I’d be happy to! The project’s called Mesozoic Nova (“New Mesozoic”), and it is indeed about a world where the Triassic-Jurassic extinction never happened (as well as dinosaurs never evolving). We’ve been working on the project for quite some time now actually, but it’s only been recently that we’ve been able to get the concept off the ground (we’ve had a lot of false starts and lulls in the past). 

We don’t have a lot of concrete ideas yet, but we’ve been doing a lot more speculating than we have been in a long while, so things appear to be picking up. It’s funny that you should mention dragons actually, since currently one of the most fleshed out ideas is a group of flying crocodylomorphs called dracosuchids, descended from something like Terrestrisuchus, that more-or-less look like little wyverns. I’ve got a lot of other ideas which I haven’t properly fleshed out yet, like large, erect-gaited dicynodonts; marine dicynodonts; cursorial shuvosaurs; burrowing shuvosaurs; small, fossorial aetosaurs; carnivorous, cursorial silesaurids and giant, filter-feeding marine pleurosaurs. I plan to flesh these out sometime in the near future when I have the time, and I’ll probably post some things from the project here too.

For now, here’s all the things I’ve currently drawn relating to the project, some of which I haven’t posted here before:

unconsciousplots:

First person to clone a dinosaur gets called Mother of Dragons spread the word

Someone cloned a plesiosaur, does that count?

palaeofail:

Likewise, I prefer my bears without fur. Maybe a little ponytail or afro at most. Just think they’re scarier that way.


beary scary

palaeofail:

Likewise, I prefer my bears without fur. Maybe a little ponytail or afro at most. Just think they’re scarier that way.

beary scary

verybluebirdy:

creatures-alive:

Red Crested Turaco (Tauraco erythrolophus) by Wyldheart37 on Flickr.

look at this dinosaur


Hello, Stegoceras, fancy seeing you in the Holocene.

verybluebirdy:

creatures-alive:

Red Crested Turaco (Tauraco erythrolophus) by Wyldheart37 on Flickr.

look at this dinosaur

Hello, Stegoceras, fancy seeing you in the Holocene.

What's your opinion of Dinosaur Revolution/Dinotasia? (For the sake of simplicity I decided to say that they're the same thing)

I liked it, I thought it was entertaining and I got some laughs out of it. The dinosaurs looked great, some of the best on television I’d say, and the CGI (for the most part) looked great, especially in the second episode. The show may have gotten butchered by the network, but I still think what they gave us was good.

Plus it gave us this loveable bugger:

Do you need skeletals as references to do your drawings?

Personally, I like to be quite rigorous with my drawings and I’ll usually look for any skeletals for reference. I can still draw without them (like when I’m just sketching and doodling), but I prefer to have a skeletal reference handy whenever possible. Thankfully, such things are available.

Thank you everyone! And I drew myself as a Nemegtomaia, it just seems the most fitting (for whatever reason).

Thank you everyone! And I drew myself as a Nemegtomaia, it just seems the most fitting (for whatever reason).