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mosasaurus and sharks by dewlap mosasaurus and sharks by dewlap
mosasaurus, sharks... and a parasaurolophus carcass
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:iconjaws1996:
Jaws1996 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
Great Drawing.
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:icondarkomen94:
DarkOmen94 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Looks like meat is back on the menu boys!
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:iconanjusabu:
anjusabu Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice one!
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:iconlittlekunai:
LittleKunai Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
magnificent. is there a colored version of this?
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:icondewlap:
dewlap Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
No, sorry. The whole picture was shaded on a textured art board. I would need to repaint the whole image in a graphic program (like photoshop or painter) otherwise if I just tried to colourize what is there; I have a feeling that it wouldn't look good at all...

Also I don't have the original anymore (the museum owns it).

Maybe next time...
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:iconlittlekunai:
LittleKunai Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
well still I think it's amazingly done
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:iconrai-lyn:
Rai-lyn Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow love it!
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:icondewlap:
dewlap Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
thanks :-)
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:iconstrahlfenrir:
StrahlFenrir Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Lovin' it!
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:iconkingspacegodzilla94:
kingspacegodzilla94 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Awesome I lovet :D
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this work, the composition, the details, the shading, all! :)
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:icon15luccahunter:
15LuccaHunter Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your shading! :iconaaaahplz:
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:icondewlap:
dewlap Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Thanks, I'm glad you like it :-) As for the shading, probably more has to do with the textured paper.
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:icon15luccahunter:
15LuccaHunter Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:shrug: It's still awesome.
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:icondevinnath:
DevinNath Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
This possibly your greatest work I love it
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:icondewlap:
dewlap Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Probably is, since I don't really do much illustrations any more...
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:iconspinosaur67:
spinosaur67 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
poor parasaurolophus cretaxyrhinus and xiphactinus
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:iconhenrik9470:
henrik9470 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
you know that mosasaurids had back fins like a shar?
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:icondewlap:
dewlap Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Unfortunately, the drawing was done before the publications of the 2010 paper ([link]) and I don't have the drawing anymore. You do know the drawing was done a few years back, right :-)
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:iconhenrik9470:
henrik9470 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
lol well yes, i was just checking.
btw i know the person that discovered it
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:icondewlap:
dewlap Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
I'm so jealous now (I bet you must have some special photos of the specimen). I wish I know a proper vertebrate palaeontologist (all the one that I know from Uni are doing invertebrates...):-)
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:iconhenrik9470:
henrik9470 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
well yes, lol and i've seen the real thing! i'm happy that Johan's theory was right. he was so bloody happy! ;)
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:iconkomodozilla:
Komodozilla Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Hell's Aquarium. Awesome!
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:icondewlap:
dewlap Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Thanks, I'm glad you like it.
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HIPPOPOTOMONSTROSES1 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice!






please![link]
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:iconswgnate:
swgnate Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Awesome picture, i like the xiphactinus surrounding the carcass
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:icondewlap:
dewlap Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
I think you are referring to the enchodus, my bad that my drawing skill isn't good enough to define my fish species... :-(

[link] (the one with a pointy lower jaw on the left is Saurodon)

[link] (the three smallest are Enchodus)

[link] (the pair on the right are Pachyrhizodus)
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:iconswgnate:
swgnate Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
I need to brush up on my fish aswell, your probably right lol
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:icondewlap:
dewlap Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Thanks, I'm glad that you think I'm probably right although I've lost track on what this in regard to... :-)
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:iconvaejoun:
Vaejoun Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
What is this done with ? pencil ? Ink ? It looks so pointym but that could just be the scan... Looks great.
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:icondewlap:
dewlap Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Some kind of waxy graphite pencils (not sure about the brand since the brand marking worn away a while back from my grips), pigma micron pen (0.05) for outlining and coquille boards for texture.
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Rodrigo-Vega Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
There was a time in which giant repitiles of all sorts, lived in the same seas as sharks and crocodiles.
Modern day sucks.
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:icondewlap:
dewlap Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
It is depressing to see them go, however, if they didn't die out, then probably the mammal groups might not have a chance to evolve to their current state and we might not have this conversation...
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:iconrodrigo-vega:
Rodrigo-Vega Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
I donīt see that as such a tragic thing really :P
Probably other awesomer beings would be having a similar conversation anyway in a less fucked up world.
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:icondewlap:
dewlap Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
That is so true, we are actually doing way worst that these animals, compare to them we are killing ourselves off the planet way faster...
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HermansB Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Awesome, really !
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:icondewlap:
dewlap Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Thanks :-)
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Joe-Mike-Ulrich Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Pardon me, but this is fucking splendid composition. I absolutely love this. I am going to attempt to draw it to work on my own compositions. Truly amazing drawing.
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:icondewlap:
dewlap Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Not sure what to say but thanks for liking it...
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dharmabhum Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
check me out
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:iconpskullv:
pskullv Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
Very nice.
Might I inquire as to the genus of the sharks?
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:icondewlap:
dewlap Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
The two chewing on the carcass are Cretoxyrhina mantelli while the smaller one on the background is Squalicorax falcatus(I think ? because there are other species as well). It has been quite a while now, I think these (Cretoxyrhina mantelli and Squalicorax falcatus) are the animals that I was supposed to be drawing at the time.

Just in case you haven't been to this site yet. Here is a link which has some nice photos of these animals (Please see below).

[link]

Fossil sharks are interesting however, most of the time all you can find of these animals are their teeth...:-)
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:iconpskullv:
pskullv Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Cheers fir that mate.
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:icondewlap:
dewlap Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
No problem :-)
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:iconzippo4k:
Zippo4k Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
Mosasaurs weren't really around for very long, were they?
It's a bit odd to think they were giant pelagic lizards (squamates).
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:icondewlap:
dewlap Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
They (mosasaurs) lived in the Cretaceous. I know what you are getting at but there are modern looking sharks living in the Cretaceous.

If you have a chance to look at the mosaurus skull (probably you can find one on the web or go to your local museum.). You will find that it (skull) looks pretty similar to a komodo dragon or a goanna skull. Skin impression has been found for these marine reptiles which shows that their scales are lizard-like, as for size wise of these scale, they are small and not a scaled up version of its cousins'. :-)
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Mrs-Rorschach Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
Ce schéma est grand :thumbsup::D
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:icondewlap:
dewlap Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
Merci :-)
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:iconclausthomsen:
ClausThomsen Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
It's almost like being there..
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:iconpiatnitskysaurus:
Piatnitskysaurus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Somehow I doubt you'd survive in open water, lol.
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