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Tree Spinosaur

Dispatches from Himmapaanland

I ne’er loved Spinosaurus ere now, forsooth. A playful (of course) drawing inspired by Brennan Stokkermans‘ photograph of an Agami heron and the proposed heron-like hunting and feeding habits of Spinosaurus — which do not for the present include any actual arboreal capabilities, as far as I’m aware. Though Niels is very much looking forward to marking it on his 2021 Spinosaurus bingo card. I should have posted this here sooner in the wake of the Spinosaurus Special episode of…

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Natee Himmapaan's Camptosaurus Challenge

The Camptosaurus Challenge Strikes Back!

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More Camptosaurus coming at you! As in literally, a lot of these look like they’re coming directly at you! I have to say, I’m just tickled by this whole thing. To think that Brian tweeted out this hashtag and then people all over the place spent the next few days drawing Camptosaurus in front-view… it’s a beautiful thing. Even when folks strayed from the “rules,” there were very few lateral views shared on the hashtag, and a lot of stylistic…

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Brian Engh's "Camptosaurus Challenge" call to action

The Camptosaurus Challenge!

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It began, as anything of any merit does these days, with some joshing around on Twitter. Brian Engh made a remark about paleoartists who rely on lateral view too much. lol paleoartists so shook by non lateral views. — Brian Engh (@GreyGriffon) April 4, 2018 So, I replied that a good way to quickly test someone’s skills would be to have them draw a non-traditional view of a relative obscure taxa. “Camptosaurus in anterior view,” I said off the top…

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