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Miragaia longicollum by T-PEKC Miragaia longicollum by T-PEKC
Reconstruction of Miragaia longicollum, the "sauropod-mimic" stegosaur from the Late Jurassic of Portugal. The arrangement of plates and spikes, as well as the shape of the dorsal plates, is speculative due to the incompleteness of the fossil material from this dinosaur. Here, I have depicted the plates as covered by more extensive keratinous sheet which changes their shape.

References:
Mateus, O., S. C. R. Maidment, N. A. Christiansen. 2009. A new long-necked "sauropod-mimic" stegosaur and the evolution of the plated dinosaurs.- Proceeding of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276, 1815-1821.

Medium: Pencil (HB, 2B and 5B)
Done: 2013
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7908642 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
SOOOOOOOooooo kool, the plates are nice. :)
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Lithographica Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014

Great to see all your wonderful reconstructions of stegosaurs other than Stegosaurus itself... they are such a visually fascinating group, and deserve to be better known... your fine artworks do them justice, and capture something of the elegance and formidable power of stegosaurs as a group. Awesome gallery!

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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Thank you! I feel the same way about stegosaurs, thus my idea to illustrate those of them known from enough material to allow reasonable reconstruction. I still have few more stegosaurs to draw, if I want to complete the series.
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Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
beautiful!
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Thank you! :)
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Patrikia-Bear Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the fact that you always try and draw your dinosaurs from angles that are different and/or pose them actually doing something besides just standing there. :D
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
I'm trying to do this, because I've done plenty of typical side-view reconstructions in the past, and these seem to be really overdone nowdays. Also I think that most people appreciate non-side-view paleoart more.
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Patrikia-Bear Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well keep on keeping on, you're really good at these atypical views. :)
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pilsator Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool, Vlad!
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Thank you, Pils! :)
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:iconyemayema:
YemaYema Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
fantastic.
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Thank you.
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Neranella Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Coll work ! :dance:
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Thanks!
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Neranella Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
:nod:
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Artist
This one is almost reminds me Dinosaur Revolution Miragaia, but this is really wonderful!;)
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
I forgot that Dinosaur Revolution had Miragaia. Hope mine looks different enough from their design.

Thanks!:)
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Artist
You're welcome!;)
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guilmon182 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! Here's Miragaia in JP!
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Thanks!
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EykoArt Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student General Artist
I say again, your textures are incredible! Such detail... I'm jealous!
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Thank you for the kind words! :)
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Miragaia longicollum
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Ahem, Miragaia longicollum.
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeeey!
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
:)
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ShinyAquaBlueRibbon Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful reconstruction. :D
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Thank you! :)
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yoult Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wonderful job! I really like the focus on the animal and the plant.
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Thanks man! :)

It surely would have been better with some background, but for what I'm going to use this drawing I didn't need background. Thus the focus on the animal and the plant.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
One of the best reconstructions of this stegosaur I saw so far :thumbsup:
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Wow! Thank you! :)
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sdavis75 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Thanks!
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Hellraptor Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really nice one
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Thanks man!
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clubpenguindino Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful textures, as always!
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Thank you!
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