I prefer muddy ground for late cretaceous....late cretaceous was humid!
I believed late cretaceous was a colorful world...colorful flowers and some insects related to flowers (ladybirds, moth, wasp), birds with pretty voice, blue and green dragonfly, slimy snail, fruit tree exist in late cretaceous....volcano and dust air related to volcano smoke and flowers pollination exist....you can add such things to your pictures for making a better imagination about Tyrannosaurs and ceratops life.....
I hope my advise do not make you angry...it is just an friendly advice from a lonely biologist.....I always like your art very much!
Best wishes for you and your family, your brother always, Amin Khaleghparast (a lonely biologist from Tehran, IRAN)
There are 2 things I really like about this deviation: The skin texture of the tyrannosaurs (which makes them look very realistic); The huge dust cloud surrounding the tyrannosaurs (which makes it look like they're really struggling).
It seems to me that that there are a lot of prehistoric life restorations these days, that are so concerned with restoration that they forget the life. In my view this addresses both incredibly well, and then some. Great work!
Putting this in English, dA being international forum after all. This is excellent work! I like to see your style making a slightly new direction. I enjoyed your traditional medium paintings in the good ol' days, reminded me of Michael Skrepnick (the path, I believe, I'm trying to follow myself), but during your digital art era you've taken the path resembling that of John Conway, vivid images but with more simple textures. There's a hint of your classic eye for details in the skin. This makes your art recognizable, yet still progressing. Good stuff, keep it up!
Didn't have the time to participate myself, but as I see, there were some good artists involved.
Thanks. I have been studying some new tricks and I believe they are little by little trickling into my artwork. I definately enjoy details and most of my work is this sort of one or two animal in close shot with details. I love that stuff and can tinker hours on end, but the more master studies I have done the more I have realized that details should be used with care. If all are shown in high detail the the resulting pic will be unseemingly chaotic. On the other hand if all is in low detail that results in chaos too. It's that sort of balance I'm strugling with at the moment and trying to learn how to suggest things with simple brush strokes.
Are they squabbling ... or are they co-operating? This is how croc feed c°-°peratively when several of them simultaneously dismember a large carcass. Mind you, I┤m not saying that their larchosaurian brains consciously interpret co-operation in the same manner as our simian brains.
I have a 1/35th model of 2 juvenile Tyrannosaurs doing this too. Will post photo┤s in my gallery when it┤s finished... if not sooner now.
Oh, I remember the WIP of this and I've been looking forward to the finished version ever since. I absolutely love the scale detail and the lighting, and how the two work together to create really believable, realistic-looking organic animals. Beautifully done.