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Tom Parker
Artist | Student | Varied
Australia
Known as Tomozaurus or Tomopteryx in online circles.

I am a biological science enthusiast with a particular interest in birds, crocodilians, evolution, phylogenetics and the reconstruction of extinct animals + ecosystems. I am currently studying Zoology and Animal Science aiming towards a future in animal research. On the side, I am a freelance scientific illustrator specializing in life reconstructions of stem-birds. I have a degree in Computer Science and have dabbled in game design in the past, focusing on level and environment design. I am a developer for the indie video game Saurian, reconstructing the ecosystem of Hell Creek and bringing it to life using Unity 3D. In my spare time I am also a devotee of Australian rules football and heavy metal music.
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I drew a person by Tomozaurus
I drew a person
Drawing people is hard.
A character I am playing for a tabletop-style roleplaying game thing. She's a falconer.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 + Wacom Tablet 2015
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Othneil's Saurian Brother by Tomozaurus
Othneil's Saurian Brother
Othnielosaurus consors
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 + Wacom Tablet 2015

Back to small Jurassic animals measured against something that would eat them if such a situation were possible.
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Tyrannosaurus variants 2015 by Tomozaurus
Tyrannosaurus variants 2015
In recent months an internet friend of mine, SimKoning, has shown to be as familiar with the developmental biology of integument as I am, and someone with whom I can adequately discuss the evolution of integument in archosaurs. A topic of which I am extremely interested.

Today he proposed the possibility that within our parameters, it is possible that feathered and unfeathered variants of the same species (perhaps more plausibly of the same genus) existed at the same time, even on the same continent, in different environments. The range of Tyrannosaurus for example, seems to stretch all the way from the hot, dry, Alamosaurus-flattened uplands of southern Laramidia all the way to the far north which was confined to total darkness for large portions of the year.

In regards to this, Sim challenged: "Thinking about this, what I would love to see is a speculative depiction of northern and southern T. rex subspecies, with the former being "wooly" and the latter being scaly.

The scaly sauropod hunter from the south and the grizzly northerner."

I decided to oblige. Call it repayment to Sim for giving me someone to discuss the evo-devo of archosaur integument with.
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sumoowl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
From the comments I've read from you, you seem to know alot about paleontology. I resently found this article reptilis.net/2012/07/23/feathe… ,how do you feel about it ? Did the writer miss something or misinterpreted some information or anyhing? Just want to see the the opinion of someone who knows what he is talking about.
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student General Artist
I won't give a complete answer because I am pretty fed up with this sort of thing, I prefer to just do the science and ignore the stupid. I'll say that I have read all the literature he cites and his argument is extremely flawed. More problematic is that he simply cherry-picks the data that supports his preconceived hypothesis and ignores or handwaves what doesn't.
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sumoowl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I see, thanks for your honest answer, I had a feeling there was something wrong in that article.
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Mattoosaurus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
U should check out my art I plan on doing accurate dinosaurs in the future :) lemme know what u think
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Mattoosaurus Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Do u take requests? And btw ur arts epic,
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student General Artist
I do not have the time to do free requests, I only do paid commissions. Further info here: tomozaurus.deviantart.com/art/…
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Mattoosaurus Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh okay then srry for the late reply been busy
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BloodClaw555 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is so awesome!!! I wish I could draw dinosaurs like you can!
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you :3
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BloodClaw555 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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