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Soaring above Emerald Seas by creepyfish Soaring above Emerald Seas by creepyfish

edit: updated the picture- did some digital editing. I like this version better.
Starting work on my final children's book project... which is going to be a full book by the end of the semester. AAAAAAH.

Steampunk dinosaurs. How bout that!

Watercolor and a bit of gouache and acrylic, 9 x 18 in.

image ~creepyfish
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reddragon122100 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Student General Artist
This is beautiful Big Fool Emoji-07 (Cry) [V2] 
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Another-Mad-Hatter Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013   General Artist
I love the coloring of this, and of course your characters. Your technique is gorgeous!
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squeekaboo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
That sky is just STUNNING! :heart:
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popna Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very nice mood here!
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hezoo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
Steampunk and dinosaurs? I think thats a perfect combination.
I am loving your water.

I love the blues and purples. Beautiful painting, instant +fav.
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OrcaOwl Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Featured [link] :heart:
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KiRAWRa Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
LMAO I meant to say live. AWKWARD
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creepyfish Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
HAWKWARD! LOL it's okay, I know what you meant! xD :heart:
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KiRAWRa Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
I want to love inside your head
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Laphlin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
YEEEAHHHHHH Pteranodon riding! This is just adorable in so many ways.
One note (if you know this already plz disregard) is that pterosaur front limbs/wings were actually digigrade, with the wrist joint located far from the actual toe bones, as in a deer or horse. I think it's understandable that particular detail is ommited in most pterosaur illustrations because it looks quite...odd. But also awesome [link] [link] . Just in case you wanted to know :3 I love pterosaurs :heart:
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creepyfish Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
and now that I'm looking at it, I think his left wing is almost correct considering that wrist joint. I mostly just need to go back and redefine the shape of the right wing to make this work, if I'm looking at this correctly.
but really thank you SO much for pointing that out because I guess I didn't notice when I was looking at references earlier!
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Laphlin Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Your welcome! Yeah, it depends on the artist and skeletal reconstruction how bent the wrist is compared to the forearm. If it's straight, the pterosaur's fingers look like they're connected to the elbow with one exceptionally long limb bone [link] If it's more noticeably bent and held in line with the wing finger, the fingers can appear to be on the 'wing potion' of the arm [link] So yes, his left wing would actually fit with the 2nd wrist position :] Oh, and forgot to mention this...steampunk dinos = cutest idea everrrrrr. Looking forward to more from this series!
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creepyfish Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
oh man, thank you so much! This makes so much more sense now.
And aaah yes! There's a lot more where this came from. I somehow have to get together a 40-48 page book for this thing by the end of the semester. So I'm going to be doing... a lot... of illustrations... xD
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creepyfish Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OH nonono, that's actually really helpful, thank you! I'm probably going to be going back into this piece a bit more so I'll see if I can fix those anatomy issues. Either way, it looks like I'm going to be drawing this pterosaur character a whole lot more, so it's good things to know regardless.
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Laphlin Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
That's great! Pterosaurs are a difficult animal to get used to drawing :x Unlike theropods and some other quadrupedal dinosaurs, there's really not much that resembles them walking around today. The more I learn about them, the more surprised I am how different they were from birds :0 I'm still doing anatomical studies to gain confidence in drawing them but I'll def be posting some paleoarts of pterosaurs sometime soon c:
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creepyfish Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, true that! I guess the closest would be bats... except their wings are structured differently. They're such interesting and diverse animals, I wish their line had continued into our day.
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Sorain26 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome combination, I love the colors. This is gorgeous.
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geckoSegno Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the background and the colors are beautiful!
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hreindyr Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
How cool! :3
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Fantasystem Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That dino kicks ass. Or picks ass, maybe.
That sky is beautiful, by the way. I wish it looked the same where I live, then I'd watch it all night long.
On a pickass dinosaur's back.
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rosierage Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! I love your artwork so much, I wish I had your talent!
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creepyfish Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Awww, thank you <333
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beatricebadams Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Steampunk dinosaurs have been rocking since Jules Verne! This is truly magical, and very nice watercolours might I add!
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LacedUpIllustration Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Id be really interested in seeing some of your sketchbook pages for this, like charecter design, research, layout ideas, that kinda thing x
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creepyfish Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
oh gosh, I have a ton of that actually
I need to get around to scanning it xD
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LacedUpIllustration Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
oh brill! look forward to that! xx
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SexiFish Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow. where do i buy dat book? :3
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creepyfish Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
WE'LL... SEE... IF IT GETS PUBLISHED...
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butanokaabii Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Best. Children's book. EVER.

I must read this.
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Dragonling140 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Beautiful!
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yedi0212 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks fun!
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ATreeFullOfStars Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
X3 Using the ever-popular dinosaurs to indoctrinate children with a love of steampunk. I approve.
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creepyfish Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
A love of steampunk AND dinosaurs! hohoho
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Raijin-Pooch Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student
Steampunk dinosaurs? EXCELLENT!

Anyway, it's lookin' good! I'm particularly liking the colors.
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creepyfish Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you ;D
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SRLAC Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
So jealous
Steampunk clothing AND a pet dino
tQAQt I wanna be that girl!
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creepyfish Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
don't we all? xD
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SRLAC Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Just us fancy chicks, lovey~ ;D
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VolatileFortune Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011   General Artist
wow, I love that concept..!
and great usage of colours <3
surely a book I would have loved to read as a child x3
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