Here’s plateosaurus discofloorus… now modeled, uv’ed and preparing to get painted. This checkerboard texture is for checking the uv surface distribution. I’m taken by the relation to early theropods and am ditching Pantydraco for Panphagia Protos. Not because of the name, no – but because I’d like to eventually get an Eoraptor in there… a sort of parting ways composition with the descendants (Plateosaurus, Supersaurus) in the background alluding to what’s to come. Not a scenic composition as much as a dramatized infographic.
Things I’m wondering about: How theropod-like were plateosaurus legs? How thickish were they? Why are the claws so often shown as curved against the ground? Did plateosaurus have raised spine scutes? What plants did they eat (hopefully offering clues as to what they used that thumb spike for)?
Wondering… any feedback? (edit below the fold)
Lip-less? Discussing this with Craig and the community at ArtEvolved. I’ve just become a member, so – head over and take part.
update 2 – Diplodocus:
update 2 – Diplodocus sculpted: He’s so large that all that detail seems lost. And thats only the mid-level detail. All the scales and color is yet to come…