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In The Shadow Of The Crimson Crocodiles! by Ashere In The Shadow Of The Crimson Crocodiles! by Ashere
In the Late Triassic, a pair of small Coelophysis cower in the shadows as a massive Postosuchus splashes through a field of wetland ferns. This is a sketch that I may mess with later. 
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've stumbled upon this drawing so many times, but I never realised I had never commented on it...

I think you did a great job in showing how massive your Postosuchus is in comparison with the Coelophysis. The way they hide in the shadows of the bushes to not get spotted by the predator is nicely drawn. Not to mention the details in the plants and scales of the Postosuchus.
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Ashere Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch! I've always had a fondness for scenes that play with size and tonal values, though I've not experimented with them as much as I'd like. This was an attempt to tip the hat to Douglas Henderson, who is, of course, a master and a legend. 
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
Ah, I know him. Took a book of him once from the library in town, his works really are breath taking.
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River-rex Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Artist
Breathtaking.
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Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
What's in the nickname?
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Ashere Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it refers to the Red Beds, but I'm not sure.
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the scene and the light effects that you did. :nod: Also, as commenters before me have said, it indeed reminds me of one of Douglas Henderson's works. Very well done! :)
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
It has something Henderson-ish =)
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Ashere Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that is a high compliment! :) Thanks. 
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Always a pleasure =)
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pilsator Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hooray for bringing back the term "crimson croc"!
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Ashere Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it's a Bakkerism, right? I've always liked it.
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pilsator Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AFAIK, yes. I read it first in The Dinosaur Heresies, and never again anywhere else. It would probably still be as good a colloquial name for terrestrial high-ish metabolic rate pseudosuchians as any, if there actually _were_ alternatives to it.
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Ashere Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't think anybody but Bakker was ever interested in coining colloquial names, which is a shame, because the sheer weirdness of prehistoric animals really lends itself to it. Plus, it's useful to have non-scientific names for big animal families where the taxonomy is still screwy.
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KitWhitham Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Wow! Amazing details with the foliage and grass!
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