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Kentrosaurus head scribbles

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Here’s a first approach at the Kentrosaurus head. I’ll be trying to loosen myself up with some alternative sketches after this round, but always respecting the underlying skull. A made a 3D mesh around a skull geometry and thenbeefed it up with more volume akin to the varanus studies.  then I painted over it… following my take on the cheekless, beak-like mouth. The open mouth version comes as a complete surprise even to me, as its following the concrete volumes and rotation points given by the skeleton, then you swing it open and… nice. Half dragon, half bird.

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Heinrich Mallison says:
12/31/2010

these are fantastic! All that soft tissue really turns this into a different, much more plausible-looking animal :)

admin says:
12/31/2010

We’ll have to talk about the lips / cheeks. Various papers on that… and also the process steps for exploration / communication.
Look forward to it! Have a great Rutsch!

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