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SCHTIPPLESCH: Deinocheirus boogaloo by vasix
SCHTIPPLESCH: Deinocheirus boogaloo

 So yes, this is essentially to prove that I myself am growing as a thinker as well as an artist, although this was one of my hastiest-ever portraits to date. I am not at all happy with this image for the simple reason that it feels pretty damned mediocre to me, but still I keep finding some kinda beauty in it. Maybe there's something unexplored? Anyway, I HAVE to jump on the bloody bandwagon sometime, no matter how long it's been since the actual discovery was made. 


But then again, as I write this down, my mind travels back across perhaps a decade or so. I really did have a fascination for the beast who owned that infamous pair of arms!
I mean, okay the fact being that...to my child's mind that was...like...okay to be fair my vision of Deinocheirus was...something in between the giant ripper-clawed murdersaur and the giant discount mega-Gallimimus-ized ornithomimid. HOW?? Like...okay it's...looking back at that portrait I did, a simple line drawing...I...it had frills down its neck! And I..I think I gave it...slit-like pupils...it brutally massacred a Tarbosaurus and..wait, did it EAT the dead tyrannosaur or...did it...just kill it for something else...??? 

Oh wait I had a vision of two half-sized individuals leaping onto a fleeing tyrannosaur and...killing the thing...
I...don't recall...but then again...this is the same guy who gave a cobra-like frill to a bloody titanosaur at one time!! So that, in a nutshell, is my...umm...awesomebro/murdersaur/Godzillasaurdeathmonster stage...fuck fuck fuck ten-year-old Vasika! Well to be fair almost every old paleo piece I did was something related to predation...but more on this piece. Now of course it’s a Deinocheirus but this is not the most impressive feather texture I’ve ever done. I had set myself a weird, weird mission. Now most of those Deinocheirus images out there with the 2014 body looked plain weird and sometimes ugly. So I thought to myself. We’re all artists as well as paleophiles. Now...why not concentrating on making this animal beautiful rather than weird? Because I mean, I quite understand why people hate the feathered non-avian dinosaurs. Very few get them right. I still see half-assed images with a feather or two glued on. And at the other end of the spectrum are outlandish sparkleraptors that make me shudder deep inside my bones.

I thought of swans and Deinocheirus then. I also thought of All Yesterdays. Because well let’s see, I spotted C.M. Kosemen’s lovely images of maniraptorans with knobs on their…beaks…because his ones have those. So in any case I thought, okay Deinocheirus. Beak or naked skin? But I ended up not caring much about it in the end. That’s the origin of the knob, halfway down where the beak tissues occur. I…I feel like my idiotic child self now…it’s the cobra-frill-necked monstersaur all over again! Well at least that eye looks…okay I guess but something, I mean a lot of things feel very much off to me. The head looks a little short because of the thick coat of short feathers. I really thought that a big cat-like coat might suit Deinocheirus. I think the swan-o-mimus works more with a therizinosaur with a shorter skull than this. 

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Alright so this time another man was responsible for the tag. It was :iconfishfossil: and believe it or not, I...nah I'll explain to you in the actual meme below...well yeah this is the shape of things for the moment. 
here are the rules:

1. post these rules
2. Each Person has to share 13 things about them
3. Answer 13 questions asked to you and invent 13 questions the people you tag have to answer 
4. choose 13 people.
5. Go to their page and inform them they were tagged
6. not something like "you are tagged if you read this"
7. you legitimately have to tag 13 people, or don't.
8. you can't say you don't do tags
9. tag-backs are allowed
10. YOU MUST MAKE A JOURNAL ENTRY NO COMMENTS unless commenting about the actual entry
11. you have to finish this within a week. if not, you'll have to do what the creator asked you to: art, RP, etc. (optional. Totally optional.)
12. be creative with the title. No "I've got tagged" things
13. Cussing is not allowed

Alright, here's thirteen things about me. 

1. Sometimes I'm terrified to sleep because I don't know how frighteningly realistic my dreams may become.
2. Often I tend to cover myself with the whole bed sheet so I can't see the window.
3. I have a strange craze for money and am, indeed quite cheap. 
4. There's nothing I enjoy more than...I can't remember what I was gonna say...
5. I'm single by choice, or so I tell people...sometimes I imagine that there's another irrational fear that keeps me from forming a relationship but then again I brush off the thought and just stuff my face with food.
6. I think I'd make a wonderful murderer since there is no grey to my actions and reactions. There's just a shade of black and a shade of white. I've also um...attempted it a few times when I lost my temper. Actually it takes a lot to break me.
7. I believe in karma, or a form of it at least. 
8. At times I think I love myself too much to care about the rest of the world.
9. I often avoid children like the plague. They are the most hateful thing ever concocted by humanity. Argh!!
10. I often enjoy political satire, while at the same time despising nationalism and any of those nationalists who try to force love for their own race down everyone else's throats. Trust me, where I live is a messed up place in terms of racial conflict. And nationalists act like they have giant broomsticks shoved firmly up their anuses. 
11. At times I've been known to enjoy the company of androgynous boys and men. Don't ask me why, I just love the fact that people can be so free about gender and conformity. And I love cross-dressing...a lot...I just wouldn't fit into any of my old dresses...but...
12. I love to piss off anti-liberals. 
13. I often perform poetry and that's how I get my biggest high :p

All right, now for :iconfishfossil:'s questions. 

1. What is your greatest fear? 
Let's see...I have a fear of lightning since I was once close to getting electrocuted and I also hate and fear dirty bathrooms...dirty and smelling of detergent, because ugh...also fear flying cockroaches because well...I was asleep once and a cockroach had managed to land on the bed with me and...I shared my bed (unknowingly) with a cockroach...

2. What prehistoric animal do you feel is overlooked the most in art? 
I don't think that's even close to possible. Even many Cambrian and Vendian biota have been included in art at least once or twice or, wait...many times. Nothing has been excluded. Even the generic insects that we sometimes invent to fill in the background might in reality have existed!

3. What's your favorite song? 
I often find myself re-listening to "Bulletproof" by La Roux. I mean, I love the eighties electronic vibe in it.

4. What kind of pterosaur is my icon of? 
I never really noticed :p

5. Water, pop, or juice?
Juice and water, please!
 

6. How long does an average drawing, painting, Etcétera, take you? 
Now that depends on how technical my drawing is. For example if I'm doing a concept for a design, or some designing whatever, then I may actually take a few days to a week. My big dinosaur portraits take two weeks to a month or...maybe more...depending on how many corrections I have to do and how many pens run out of ink.

7. Do you find it hard to receive criticism? 
Sometimes...just that the critic needs to be good and educated, not some random asshole who thinks he can act smart.

8. Do you use references, or just start and hope for the best? 
I always use references whenever I can, wherever I can. I sometimes go back a recheck them just to be safe.

9. TV, or YouTube? 
Both, I guess.

10. What's your favorite prehistoric animal? 
That's a hard one. I like non-avian dinosaurs in general, and I do love me some sauropods even if I don't often draw them. But I do like diplodocids...so...Diplodocus? The...D. hallorum...? The big one...? But also Anzu, there's some beauty about that creature, and oh, Austroraptor :) that's my fave dromie. 

11. Do you play any instruments?
Nope.
 

12. Football, or American Football?
I don't watch sports. But I did play the first one for a short time in school.
 

13...... I dunno, up or down? 
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I need to make thirteen questions too eh? Alrighty...

1. Who's your favorite author? And if you can, please include some of their works too.
2. Do you enjoy soft or hard beats in music or just don't like music in general?
3. Why did you get into art in the first place? Childhood fancy? Or a more adult discipline that came later in life?
4. How easily do you think the arts influence you and your style? Are you more individualistic or do you prefer to find inspiration in yourself and not another artist?
5. What do you think of politics in general? (And I'm only adding this because here we're having major upheavals thanks to a new party coming into power, and a lot of my friends are posting about that stuff...I mean I don't enjoy it but it's intriguing...)
6. What have you done to further market your art?
7. Do you like to think that your life would be different if you were not an artist at this point? How would it have differed?
8. What are your philosophies when it comes to life? 
9. Do you like dramas and the theater?
10. What if you could change something in the past. What would you go about altering, and why?
11. I um...well...I can't think of anything to add here since I'm having breakfast...so...write what comes to your mind..?
12. Seriously, what is the thing that always crosses your mind no matter where you are?
13. What is your perfect vacation?


And here are the people I'm tagging: :iconxiphactinus: :iconjuliolacerda: :iconviergacht:
:iconalexanderlovegrove: :icondontknowwhattodraw94: :iconthemorlock: :iconspinosaurus1: :iconstudiospectre: :iconfishfossil: (revenge is sweet) :iconmojcaj: :iconyoult: :iconbusybeesarahd: :iconxiphactinus: 
That's it I can't think of anyone else...
STIPPLED WORLD: Velociraptor is HERE!!! by vasix
STIPPLED WORLD: Velociraptor is HERE!!!
Okay, so there might not have been reason to actually expect this, mostly since well, while I love dromies I do have other favorites among the dinosaurs in general, like most sauropods and hadrosaurs and among the theropods, I really have a soft spot for tyrannosaurs. Even though I've drawn more maniraptors than tyrants, weirdly enough! Of course that doesn't mean Velociraptor was not part of my life because dammit it was! Velociraptor was in my first-ever dinosaur book, yellow with purple stripes and all-scaly of course. Other than that, not much...I mean it's not necessarily an animal to which I gave much thought...I always thought it strange that I was hardly ever a dromie fanboy for a long time.

Granted, I liked Utahraptor a little...after all, you can confidently say, "So that's an awesome dinosaur, a twenty-foot dromaeosaur!" but the phase was not to last.

Strange, though...strange that here I am, stuck waiting for the new Utahraptor material to be published while drawing these and many more other dinosaur portraits...well I did an Austroraptor...that's still big...ah no, wait I did two Austros! But with this one I wanted to revisit the concept of the feathered mane. I parodied and copied myself while making the neck feathers.
The animal in the pic is mounting an aggressive threat display with open, snarling jaws and mane all ruffled. Well dromaeosaurs are like the wolves of the dinosaur world. DeviantART has thousands of wolf OC's...they also have many dromaeosaur OC's, mostly Deinonychus and Velociraptor. I did kinda enjoy adding very strong brow ridges to the face...but oh yeah just remember, the tip of the upper jaw is unfeathered but the rest on the face is all short feathers like the...non-bald...vultures. 
And lammergeiers proved to be influential in forming the look of the feather mane...although he texture is a bit off in this where the mane is concerned. I might need to rework the shading on this here and there. It was more of an exercise in texture, hence those brow ridges over there.
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STIPPLY STIPPLY! Generic titanosaur...narf narf... by vasix
STIPPLY STIPPLY! Generic titanosaur...narf narf...
So this is going to be the titanosaur portrait that I did and the only scaly dinosaur that I currently have in my store.
I was absolutely pissed about this one because of how harrowing the stippling experience was! I mean this stipple crippled me, hurt my wrist, made me swear so much that it's like you probably wouldn't have heard me swear before (DAAARRRFUCKITOOOHHHGAWWDDAMMIIIITFUCKITAWWWWLSCROOEATSCROOOEAAT!!!!) so yeah...that's what I sound like...and to those who know what I sound like, it ain't fucking pretty!
So in general, I considered this to be an Alamosaurus but...oh...and, well other than the fact that it's a clear damned titanosaur, there is no other way to prove what it really was!

After all, poor darling Alamosaurus did what every other self-respecting sauropod does and didn't show us its skull...yeah. So this is a nemegtosaurid to be exact, so it might be Rapetosaurus or even fucking Nemegtosaurus itself...ugh...Opisthocoelicaudia...Nemegtosaurus...well you know my conundrum! One was known from a head, the other was headless, both in the same place, same time...you know what, screw this. Scales are hard to draw, far harder than feathers and naked skin. And this one has naked skin on its nose which might be for display? I dunno, but it sure as hell don't look like it should belong on the animal. And of course that nose. The macronarian nose requires macro nostrils...that is what this dude has. Oh and those osteoderms are there to break the tension and ease my job.
The difficulty in textural ranking goes:

Naked skin>downy feathers>complex feathers>scales.

Oh and this titanosaur is 29x21 inches and took months to do, plus the scanner ate all the light and shade thanks to the huge size...SKANNURS EES EAVILLE!!!!
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Now I don't mind doing paid commissions...ahem...if anyone wants to tell me a way of mailing money abroad (Sri Lankan PayPal accounts don't allow money to come into them) then please let me know. Remember the exchange rates differ (Euros to SL Rupees, US Dollars to SL Rupees) so...yeah...the original Austroraptor is Rs. 35,000
Alright so this time another man was responsible for the tag. It was :iconfishfossil: and believe it or not, I...nah I'll explain to you in the actual meme below...well yeah this is the shape of things for the moment. 
here are the rules:

1. post these rules
2. Each Person has to share 13 things about them
3. Answer 13 questions asked to you and invent 13 questions the people you tag have to answer 
4. choose 13 people.
5. Go to their page and inform them they were tagged
6. not something like "you are tagged if you read this"
7. you legitimately have to tag 13 people, or don't.
8. you can't say you don't do tags
9. tag-backs are allowed
10. YOU MUST MAKE A JOURNAL ENTRY NO COMMENTS unless commenting about the actual entry
11. you have to finish this within a week. if not, you'll have to do what the creator asked you to: art, RP, etc. (optional. Totally optional.)
12. be creative with the title. No "I've got tagged" things
13. Cussing is not allowed

Alright, here's thirteen things about me. 

1. Sometimes I'm terrified to sleep because I don't know how frighteningly realistic my dreams may become.
2. Often I tend to cover myself with the whole bed sheet so I can't see the window.
3. I have a strange craze for money and am, indeed quite cheap. 
4. There's nothing I enjoy more than...I can't remember what I was gonna say...
5. I'm single by choice, or so I tell people...sometimes I imagine that there's another irrational fear that keeps me from forming a relationship but then again I brush off the thought and just stuff my face with food.
6. I think I'd make a wonderful murderer since there is no grey to my actions and reactions. There's just a shade of black and a shade of white. I've also um...attempted it a few times when I lost my temper. Actually it takes a lot to break me.
7. I believe in karma, or a form of it at least. 
8. At times I think I love myself too much to care about the rest of the world.
9. I often avoid children like the plague. They are the most hateful thing ever concocted by humanity. Argh!!
10. I often enjoy political satire, while at the same time despising nationalism and any of those nationalists who try to force love for their own race down everyone else's throats. Trust me, where I live is a messed up place in terms of racial conflict. And nationalists act like they have giant broomsticks shoved firmly up their anuses. 
11. At times I've been known to enjoy the company of androgynous boys and men. Don't ask me why, I just love the fact that people can be so free about gender and conformity. And I love cross-dressing...a lot...I just wouldn't fit into any of my old dresses...but...
12. I love to piss off anti-liberals. 
13. I often perform poetry and that's how I get my biggest high :p

All right, now for :iconfishfossil:'s questions. 

1. What is your greatest fear? 
Let's see...I have a fear of lightning since I was once close to getting electrocuted and I also hate and fear dirty bathrooms...dirty and smelling of detergent, because ugh...also fear flying cockroaches because well...I was asleep once and a cockroach had managed to land on the bed with me and...I shared my bed (unknowingly) with a cockroach...

2. What prehistoric animal do you feel is overlooked the most in art? 
I don't think that's even close to possible. Even many Cambrian and Vendian biota have been included in art at least once or twice or, wait...many times. Nothing has been excluded. Even the generic insects that we sometimes invent to fill in the background might in reality have existed!

3. What's your favorite song? 
I often find myself re-listening to "Bulletproof" by La Roux. I mean, I love the eighties electronic vibe in it.

4. What kind of pterosaur is my icon of? 
I never really noticed :p

5. Water, pop, or juice?
Juice and water, please!
 

6. How long does an average drawing, painting, Etcétera, take you? 
Now that depends on how technical my drawing is. For example if I'm doing a concept for a design, or some designing whatever, then I may actually take a few days to a week. My big dinosaur portraits take two weeks to a month or...maybe more...depending on how many corrections I have to do and how many pens run out of ink.

7. Do you find it hard to receive criticism? 
Sometimes...just that the critic needs to be good and educated, not some random asshole who thinks he can act smart.

8. Do you use references, or just start and hope for the best? 
I always use references whenever I can, wherever I can. I sometimes go back a recheck them just to be safe.

9. TV, or YouTube? 
Both, I guess.

10. What's your favorite prehistoric animal? 
That's a hard one. I like non-avian dinosaurs in general, and I do love me some sauropods even if I don't often draw them. But I do like diplodocids...so...Diplodocus? The...D. hallorum...? The big one...? But also Anzu, there's some beauty about that creature, and oh, Austroraptor :) that's my fave dromie. 

11. Do you play any instruments?
Nope.
 

12. Football, or American Football?
I don't watch sports. But I did play the first one for a short time in school.
 

13...... I dunno, up or down? 
..................................................................................................


I need to make thirteen questions too eh? Alrighty...

1. Who's your favorite author? And if you can, please include some of their works too.
2. Do you enjoy soft or hard beats in music or just don't like music in general?
3. Why did you get into art in the first place? Childhood fancy? Or a more adult discipline that came later in life?
4. How easily do you think the arts influence you and your style? Are you more individualistic or do you prefer to find inspiration in yourself and not another artist?
5. What do you think of politics in general? (And I'm only adding this because here we're having major upheavals thanks to a new party coming into power, and a lot of my friends are posting about that stuff...I mean I don't enjoy it but it's intriguing...)
6. What have you done to further market your art?
7. Do you like to think that your life would be different if you were not an artist at this point? How would it have differed?
8. What are your philosophies when it comes to life? 
9. Do you like dramas and the theater?
10. What if you could change something in the past. What would you go about altering, and why?
11. I um...well...I can't think of anything to add here since I'm having breakfast...so...write what comes to your mind..?
12. Seriously, what is the thing that always crosses your mind no matter where you are?
13. What is your perfect vacation?


And here are the people I'm tagging: :iconxiphactinus: :iconjuliolacerda: :iconviergacht:
:iconalexanderlovegrove: :icondontknowwhattodraw94: :iconthemorlock: :iconspinosaurus1: :iconstudiospectre: :iconfishfossil: (revenge is sweet) :iconmojcaj: :iconyoult: :iconbusybeesarahd: :iconxiphactinus: 
That's it I can't think of anyone else...

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BH-Ouji Featured By Owner Edited Mar 20, 2016
Hating Pan i see? Nah do as you please, Pan would kick your ass anyway

Anyway Dinosaur lover? Cool! I love prehistorical animals
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WorldBuildersInc Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, hai Vasika =P
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vasix Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh hello...you uh...came all this way to tell me that...?
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WorldBuildersInc Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Well, I was going to say that and then watch you, but then I realized that I already was watching you, so in a way... yes, I did. :p
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vasix Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhhh
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MigaraTaurus Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice art BTW!
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MigaraTaurus Featured By Owner Edited Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Another Sri Lankan on DeviantArt who shares my obsession with dinosaurs?! This is too good to be true.
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Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
Happy Birthday!
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vasix Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :meow:
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