Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
June 7, 2011
Image Size
280 KB
Resolution
1253×876
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
2,445
Favourites
75 (who?)
Comments
25
Downloads
148
×
Tuojiangosaurus by Taena-Doman Tuojiangosaurus by Taena-Doman
A section of a A2 watercolor (made 2003).
The beginning of painting extinct animals. It's a reconstruction based on the skeleton in the book "The Ultimate Dinosaur Book" by Dorling Kindersley Limited, London. I painted it to get a feeling of muscle structure and plants.
I cannot remember, why I painted Tuojiangosaurus as a pacesetter.:XD:
Thank you very much for all comments and :+fav:!:hug: I'm really happy about the feedback!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconjburns272:
Jburns272 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice.
Stegosaurians are my favorite dinosaurs. :D
Reply
:icontaena-doman:
Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much.:):)
Mine too beside the maniraptors.:D
Reply
:iconjburns272:
Jburns272 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
Reply
:icontaena-doman:
Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
Reply
:icondoctordid:
Doctordid Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awesome work
Reply
:icontaena-doman:
Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I'm glad you like it.:):)
Reply
:icondoctordid:
Doctordid Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
your welcome
Reply
:icondino-mario:
Dino-Mario Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!!
Reply
:icontaena-doman:
Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much:):)
Reply
:iconbrianjmurphy:
BrianJMurphy Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   General Artist
Awesome!
Reply
:icontaena-doman:
Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Glad you like it!:):)
Reply
:icontaena-doman:
Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry, just told you bull. Both weren't primitive as the scelidosaurids for example. Wanted to say both were unable to stand on the hinder legs, exactly know it from Tuojiangosaurus at least.
Reply
:icontaena-doman:
Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That was the beginning of painting extinct animals. That time I didn't much the about the anatomy.
Anyway, thank you very much :D!
Reply
:icontopgon:
TopGon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is great! Y like so much the texture and the ladscape. Let me ask Why you didn't draw the scapular spine?
Reply
:icontaena-doman:
Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
And by the way: Did you mean with scapular spine the Spina scapulae?
Reply
:icontopgon:
TopGon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
No I don't. I mean the spine that was supposed to be placed over the scapula. I say "supposed" because there are restorations with tese spines placed over the pelvis either. Kentrosaurus is a good example and nowadays there is not a complete agreement on this question as far as I know.
Reply
:icontaena-doman:
Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok :-). Thank you.
Used the mounted skeleton from the Natural History Museum, London. As far as I can see it doesn't have any scapula spines but the one in Portland and Beijng has them above the pelvis. The reconctrustions I've found are very various, also the description, so you're right. As a primitive stegosaurid like Kentrosaurus could the spines belong to the scapula, such as Scott Hartmans drawing shows. Will find out more.
Reply
:icontopgon:
TopGon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You are very wellcome ;)

When I first read something about these primitive stegosaurids. I was surprised about the position of these "extra" spines. In that book, 20 years ago, showed some "possible emplacements" and is noticeable that this question still not answered at all. To me, the most plausible place is above the scapula. That would able the spine attach it's base in a more stable way, and the annimal would be better protected or had immproved it's attack-combat against other individuals or predators. That seems impossible to me with an "over pelvis" location for the spine.
There is an other theory placing the spine on the middle of femur. But this don't seems to be very practical for the annimal. What do you think?
Reply
:icontaena-doman:
Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Think, stegosaurids wore their spikes above the scapula, because their hind body was well defended by the movable tail. Shoulder and flank were equally protected. Also was a scapula spine a further protection for neck and stomach. Such a idea :-).
Reply
:icontopgon:
TopGon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I'm agreed with you. And may have worked well in a deffensive posture like Ankylosaurids, crouched on it's forelimbs. I have to draw it! xD
Reply
:icontaena-doman:
Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ankylosaurids and nodosaurids, the less sensational dinosaurs. That will be an awesome picture.
Reply
(1 Reply)
Add a Comment: