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Crossing the Sea by Eurwentala
Crossing the Sea
To contrast the ugly monsters of Jurassic World, I painted a male Pteranodon longiceps as it might have really looked like. Streamlined, with great wings that can effortlessly carry the animal over open ocean, Pteranodon was surely a beautiful animal. I haven't even drawn much in the last months, let alone painted, and this felt really difficult. It's about time to start doing stuff again.

I actually kind of liked Jurassic World, while also being bitterly disappointed with it. It was a nostalgic, happy couple of hours without too much need for brains, but it could have been so much more than that. Oh well.
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After a huge delay (sorry!), I finally published the next part of by Botany for Paleoartists blog series. This time, I'm talking about an ancient pioneer plant community of temperate climates. In other words, the ecology of Ginkgo and the other species it occurred with.

There's also some comments on the appearance of truly old, nonmanaged trees and forests, which are exceedingly rare in the modern world.

You can read the whole post here: hummingdinosaur.wordpress.com/…
  • Mood: Optimism
Cretan Deer by Eurwentala
Cretan Deer
Someone has apparently disturbed this male Candiacervus in the middle of taking care of his intimate hygiene.

In the Pleistocene, the Greek island Crete had an unique fauna with dwarf elephants, hippoes and deer. The deer were actually very closely related to the giant or Irish elk Megaloceros, but in their island environment, evolved into a variety of small forms. The smallest species were just 40 cm tall at the shoulder. They had peculiar spatula-shaped antlers and comparatively short legs.

This is one of the medium-sized species, somewhere around the size of roe deer. The background is an actual place on Crete I photographed a couple of years ago, with some guesswork on what it could have looked like at the time (with less erosion and no overgrazing by feral goats).
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After a huge delay (sorry!), I finally published the next part of by Botany for Paleoartists blog series. This time, I'm talking about an ancient pioneer plant community of temperate climates. In other words, the ecology of Ginkgo and the other species it occurred with.

There's also some comments on the appearance of truly old, nonmanaged trees and forests, which are exceedingly rare in the modern world.

You can read the whole post here: hummingdinosaur.wordpress.com/…
  • Mood: Optimism

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Eurwentala
Maija Karala
Finland
Favourite style of art: Realism or stylized realism
Shell of choice: Ammonite shell
Skin of choice: Feathered dinosaur skin
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:icontuomaskoivurinne:
tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Siellähän sitä näemmä käytiin Iltasanomien piikkiin elokuvissa :) Ei siinä, ihan hyvä yllätys että pääsitte kertoilemaan asioista niin kuin ne on. :thumbsup:
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:iconeurwentala:
Eurwentala Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Joo, hauska elokuvareissu oli. Ja ilmainen. :) Ilmeisesti ihmisiä myös kiinnostaa, millaisia dinot oikeasti olivat, koska eilen juttu näytti olevan Ilta-Sanomien etusivulla ja 26. luetuin.
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:icontuomaskoivurinne:
tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Toivottavasti kiinnostaa. Joskus koetin saada pientä suomalaisten paleo-hahmojen get-togetheriä aikaan, muttei ottanut tulta alleen. Kaikki ovat kiireisiä ja osa nauttii enemmän Internetistä kuin ihmisistä(?) Olisko nyt ollut parempi ajankohta?
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:iconeurwentala:
Eurwentala Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Voi, olen kyllä mukana miitissä! Me kun ollaan nyt Dinomaniacin kanssa saman katon alla, niin tulee kaksi osallistujaa yhdellä kertaa. Laita vaikka sähköpostia, niin sovitaan tarkemmin. Etunimi piste sukunimi @ gmail.com
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Helixdude Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your birthday's coming up, what do want as a present?
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ElisetheEvil Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful art!
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:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your gallery, so amazing! You're really talented!
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:iconeurwentala:
Eurwentala Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Nice to hear that. Thanks for the watch. :)
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No probs, love your works!
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acepredator Featured By Owner Edited Dec 29, 2014
Re: the one comment that I didn't answer.

I'm more of a mammal hater than reptile fanboy (which is strange, because than I should hate myself), and considering the cr*p that I have seen them put up I do think it's time someone did the opposite thing. 
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