Yay! After every spare moment of my time over the course of a full week, I can now whip out a 30 minute 3D color Kentrosaurus. Laugh or cry? Good thing I didn’t have THAT much spare time.
A 3D revisit of the plateo-bovine debate. I did some sloppy booleans of volumes under Heinrich’s supervision. Blue is the volume of the Plateosaur only, green the cow. Shared space is deleted. Heinrich can calculate the volume with his software, I’ll let him present that. We’re both fairly certain that this cow is really, really fat.
Speed yes, paint no. Even though its a photo, this took quite some time to get focus and tonal ranges into gear. A mild reminder that I have more to work on than drawing this year, and that cycads are freaky cool plants. After a dormant period so long we were beginning to suspect we’d bought some elaborate plastic decor, ours suddenly decided to shoot up a new crown. Those insides are succulent tender bits, outside are like metal slabs. Makes me wonder if Steg had neck armor as dinner attire more than as defense.
Fantastic reconstruction being previewed… just hit the image to zap ov- hey, where’d y’all go!?
Andrea Leanza with scientific supervision by Simone Maganuco and further work by Lukas Panzarin and Davide Bonadonna, among others. With a team like that, it’s no surprise that the result is looking so good!
Going back to school so to speak, working off of photos of a green iguana. Those temporal fenestra freak me out. How can muscle fill that up? Where exactly does it attach? I’ll have to work up to a musculature drawing… but for now the bones. The first image is more or less a trace, the skeletal is then drawn to fit that pose. There are gaps in my knowledge in filling out what isn’t in those two skull views, complicated by the different growths stages of the skull specimens.
Interesting stuff about the eyes and the nostrils, and of course that hyoid / dewlap. I’ll have to pester my friendly neighborhood scientist again.