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RANT! the sock puppet mouth

I’ve been optimizing my massive 3D scene, so today’s rant is likely going to be short on time. That’s okay, because there’s not a lot to say about sock mouths. You know what I’m talking about… that beak tip emerging from a fleshy sleeve that stretches when the beastie opens its mouth and hopefully stretches back when it closes it, lest it be bitten off. I drew a quick version way back when.

Nothing turns me off faster than thi-
What’s that? A dinosaur’s been discovered!? It has a sock mouth!? Foot-in-mouth moment after the fold…

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Jaime Headden says:
09/16/2012

Why does that thing look like a parrotfish? I wonder if people are too broadly extrapolating condor faces to be “the” model explanation for integument….

d maas says:
09/16/2012

Parrotfish!? :-)
I just imagine the many ornithischians donning these fleshy appendages as they face-dive into coarse cycads and pines, then tearing with jerks to the side, perhaps b some vertically… Not what i imagine being up to the job.

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