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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? 
..................................................................................................


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
PALEO-STIPPLES Austroraptor by vasix
PALEO-STIPPLES Austroraptor
Well, I don't know if I can say, "I'm back!!!" with so much certainty because artworks like this have more applications in the real world, out there where the sun shines and there are pretty little butterflies buzzing-fluttering, unless of course they're drunk-and there are real people munching on real cookies holding their babies or loved ones in their arms or walking hand-in-hand in a park..you know...life...? Anyways, I managed to whip up one of these, one of my fave dromies of all time, the mighty and beautiful Austroraptor, who you'll remember from maybe a very old digital pic of mine from two or three years ago? Orange head? Based on Podiceps? Fishing? So yeah, this is him once more. The neck well, yeah this was a study in texture for my very first pointillist drawing, aka this so bear with me on the pose of the neck. I know that this dinosaur didn't have enough vertebrae to hold its neck like this but I was so far down the rabbit hole that I just went with it...so I based the neck feathers on those of the bearded vulture, mainly because they're my fave modern dinosaurs...so...yeah...
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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? 
..................................................................................................


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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vasix Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D I saw the posts. Interesting stuff you have there. But I do want to know if you're doing the fan remake with the original animals or instead a new cast altogether? 
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PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Mostly original.
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XxDazzlingStarxX Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Wait your from Sri Lanka!???? 
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am, yeah
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XxDazzlingStarxX Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm from Sri Lanka too ^^
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vasix Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What are the odds eh?
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vasix Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, how lovely!
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gonna watch you noooow! :D
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vasix Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thank you :)
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