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Magnapaulia laticaudus by Tomozaurus Magnapaulia laticaudus by Tomozaurus
So "Lambeosaurus" laticaudus finally got itself a genus name.
My first try at using the shading style I'd been using for my Digimon stuff on a paleo-pic. I think it's given mixed results. It looks okay, but gets kind of muddled in the "noisy" bits.

References:
Prieto-Márquez, Chiappe & Joshi, "The Lambeosaurine Dinosaur Magnapaulia laticaudus from the Late Cretaceous of Baja California, Northwestern Mexico"
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MattMart Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! Personally I'm digging all the detail. Maybe if you blended some of it or used a darker shade of the underlying color it wouldn't seem so noisy?

One off think I'm noticing is that this species used to be depicted with a Lambeosaurus-style crest for obvious reasons, but now that it's in it's own genus, everybody (including the paper) use a Corythosaurus crest... but wouldn't a Velafrons-like crest be more likely, given that they're sister taxa? Or is there a reason to think corythosaur-style crests were the ancestral condition?
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Uh, I just reconstructed it that way because the paper did. Yes, a Velafrons style would probably be more parsimonious, though this way isn't necessarily impossible, nor technically inaccurate.
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I like the color scheme. You're right about the noisy bits, but overall I think the shading works. One way to eliminate the "noise" would be to stipple the less important lines, or fade them to gray, or make them thinner than the important lines.
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnapaulia, what a beautiful-sounding name!
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Sweet!
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Ornitholestes1 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Big Paul?" That sounds more like what you call a dinosaur in the field than what I would call it in a description. Better than Razanandrongobe I suppose, though. Nice job.
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pilsator Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool! Your shading style comes out really good.
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Hellraptor Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really cool, i like it very much,
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