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Rarrr... Don't ask for my ID. by Paleo-King Rarrr... Don't ask for my ID. by Paleo-King
No, you only THINK this is a Chasmosaurus charging at an Albertosaurus. WRONG.

In fact, this was *me* when I couldn't figure out how to post my DeviantID (yes, lol I grew horns... don't mess.)

*Special thanks to John Conway whose work inspired this piece.
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this a lot! :) By the way, I have a question: if you're a member of a group, like Prehistory-Alive, can you also submit art, and if so, how:?
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes. Just click "join" to become a member, when you're a member you can submit art to the gallery, it will give you access to the button for that too. But I warn you, if you join Prehistory-alive, your art has to be good. No half-assed sketches, doodles, cartoons, anthros, etc. are tolerated. You have to submit accurate dinosaurs based on the actual science, because there are already too many other dinosaur groups with all that other stuff clogging their galleries.
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the explanation! :)
I see... Could you maybe give some feedback on my drawings and mention some things that could be done better:? I'd be honored if a true paleoartist like you could take a look at them.
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
I recently heard by another member here on DA that you couldnt actually see the antorbital fenestras shape in a life reconstruction because muscles would hide it so you wouldnt be able to see it. What do you think about this? For me, without that ,any dinosaur would look a little bit awkward...
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
For the Albertosaurus? Well you probably could still see its shape, but maybe it wouldn't be so pronounced as seen here.

There are different ways to interpret the life appearance of these dinosaurs, some are more muted (John Conway) and others are with every sinew and muscle exaggerated and popping out (i.e. Fabio Pastori style). Mine is somewhere around the middle but I don't doubt the possibility that the skin areas over the fenestrae in my older work are perhaps a bit too hard-edged.
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Franchescco Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Hey Paleoking i need help. I just recently became an deviant art member and so far i haven't had anyone visit my gallery. Can you help me out by checking my pics out, i would really love the opinion from a fellow artist like and you could help me become more noticed, thanks and nice work as always.
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much for the request 8-) I'll take a look.
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Franchescco Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
no problem
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tassietyger Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you draw scales from a distance? What method?
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You draw things in this order (it's not some famous method, just learned it by trial and error):

1. Outlines
2. Shadows
3. Wrinkles
4. Color patterns (taking into account the added darkness of the shadows)
5. Scales and skin textures
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Paleo12 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
wow! this is fantastic! I don't know if this is good wording, but the shades of gray are well done and I admire your drawing of scales, a part of dinos that I can never get right.
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