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The Last Fall by T-PEKC The Last Fall by T-PEKC
"The Last Fall"

An unfortunate individual of the aetosaurian species Stagonolepis robertsoni is falling to its death, while a nearby passing Ornithosuchus woodwardi is suddenly offered a free lunch. In nature, in great many occasions, someone's loss and pain is someone else's gain. 

The scene takes place during the Late Triassic in what is now Scotland.

Medium: Watercolours and acrylics.
Done: 2017.
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snugglesthedinosaur Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh hey the-*dies
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HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet!
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Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
Eh that fall doesn't look immediately leathatl if it shifts it's mass slightly but then again it's still cornered so ehh.
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Zippo4k Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Wild. What was the inspiration for this?
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
The inspiration were severe artistic problems and bad mood/state of mind in general. I wanted to make an artwork featuring something that is a bit unusual and somewhat dark.
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Zippo4k Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
Ah, I wasn't sure if remains of such an event had been found or not. Bizarre moralities are always an interesting avenue for natural history illustration. Sauropods getting their heads stuck in trees or other odd places, ceratopsians getting their heads stuck together or on vegetation, animals (fish especially) choking on prey too big, animals falling into caves, animals which perished while exploring high altitudes (lowland leopards have been found mummified on Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya), animals which have fallen into bogs, through ice, stuck on beaches of mud or soft sand only to drown at high tide. Those sorts of strange and relatively rare phenomena.
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Manti-Terror Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
Aren't these unfortunate incidents mostly what cause fossilization in the first place?
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Or was it pushed?

Nice work as usual! Love those colours on the Stagonolepis, haven't seen such a colour pattern before yet. All the rest looks beautiful too of course :)
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Edited Feb 17, 2017
Maybe it was pushed. Maybe it slipped, or there was rock slide. Or maybe even it was a suicidal move. I wanted people to imagine what must have had happened to have that Stagonolepis taking a dive to its death.

Thank you! I tried to use what I considered more unusual combination of colors for an aetosaurian reconstruction.
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
Awesome details, as always. :heart:
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
Thank you! :)
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Neranella Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
:bow:
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AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So sad. :saddummy:
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
Depends on the point of view, I suppose. That Ornithosuchus doesn't seem to be particularly sad about the free food it is getting.
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AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
But the Stagonolepis is so fat
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:iconflameal15k:
Flameal15k Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
Whelp, the world has certainly gone upside down.
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
At least for some individuals, yes, it has!
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Flameal15k Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
Oh so true.
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:iconoshron:
oshron Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
"Crap."
"Huh. Would'ja look at that..."
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Jewel-Star Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
I love how they make eye contact in his last moments.
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
This is a detail which I put in the artwork intentionally, not only because the composition necessitated it, but because it adds more dramatism.
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Jewel-Star Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
It's a very clever detail to add in! It especially works incredibly well with the title and moral of the entire art itself.
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Hellraptor Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this one. I must ask though, the marking around the Ornithosuchus eye, is it based on Blue from Jurassic world ?
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
Thanks!

No, it is not based on Blue from Jurassic World, and I had not realized the similarity until you commented on it. I would never, ever, reference consciously something related to the designs shown in Jurassic World.
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Hellraptor Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see.
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JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this painting.
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
Thank you! :)
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Xiphactinus Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a great painting, so original and interesting! It's very cool that this work depicted a non-dinosaur-or-even-other-ornithodiran prehistoric animal.
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
I do not know if it is original, but I needed to paint it. Thank you for the compliments! :)
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's rather sad but a very true fact about the world.

And lovely work, as usual :clap:. It's nice to see artwork from you again as well.
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
Thank you! 

Yes, it has been a while since I have produced new art. Lately, I have been in a dark place when it comes to art, and this piece is an attempt to break out of it. I hope there will be more artworks soon. :)
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome!

Oh my, well I'm really glad that you're attempting to break out through your artworks. I wish you the best of luck.
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
Thank you for the good wishes! Attempting is all I got. :)
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome all the same!
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:iconpaleojoe:
PaleoJoe Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Tragic but beautiful scene. Great work.
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
Thank you! :)
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:iconpaleojoe:
PaleoJoe Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
You are very welcome.😀
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