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Peaceable Kingdom by Ashere Peaceable Kingdom by Ashere
Predators and prey don't always pay much attention to each other. A young Torvosaurus wanders through a group of Dryosaurs on a hillside.

This is ugly and sloppy and I'm sick of looking at it.
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ProcyonNoumer Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Its just as well, Torvosaurus and similarily built predators couldnt be able to catch up 2 the dryos, they were esscentially the gazelles of thier time!
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TeddyBlackBear2040 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Nice Job.
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No! this is not ugly, this is beautiful, I'm jealous I can't draw something like this D:
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Merchasaurus Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Dude I'm impressed, like OMFG impressed, this is so much better then how I can draw and come with things to draw. (I just basically dram carnivorous dino heads.) 
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Hellraptor Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this, really peacfull :) dont look sloppy at all.
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Ashere Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Much obliged, man. Glad you like it!
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Hellraptor Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i like this. very well done.
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skyvalr Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I like this. They're behaving like actual animals, not fighting machines (which is sadly a rare sight in paleo art)
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Ashere Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, man. But hey-- We're working on it.
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tassietyger Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
So true! It reminds me of PBS Nature episode they covered on Leopards; apparently, Leopards are kind enough to let their prey know they are not hunting by holding their tail up in the air. I find it to be amazing!
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pilsator Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Sweet.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic!
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
A very rare composition in paleoart :thumbsup: I don't know if even small herbivors would react this way but I wouldn't surprised at bigger species: [link]
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randomdinos Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
I felt sad when I finally realised that was not the moon in the sky.
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KitWhitham Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Amazing colors! Especially on the Torvosaurus!
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Ashere Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! The Dryosaurs are loosely based on Pronghorn Antelope, and the Torvosaurus is an attempt to go big and crazy with a color pattern.
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KitWhitham Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
It makes sense. When young, some predators may have had bright warning colors to help keep them safe when mom was away. Upon approaching maturity they definitely would've lost their colors to help them hunt.
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Drakonial Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Oh come on, it's not ugly! It looks amazing!
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Ashere Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess I've just been staring at it too long. I feel like I need to get a better handle on lighting, so that the final version doesn't end up looking so muddy.

But thanks, man. Glad you like it. :)
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CodyVBurkett Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME. Never see enough Torvosaurus.
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CodyVBurkett Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sidenote: when/if you get it painted, I'll probably want a print.
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Ashere Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just painted it. Hope you like the result. :)
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CodyVBurkett Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do!

The lighting of the piece for some reason makes me think of dusk, or late afternoon, too. I think it's quite lovely.
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Ashere Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I was going for a more Mediterranean skyline, but it came out a little more moody then I expected.
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RajaHarimau98 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully executed. :)
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geekspace Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Aside from the nifty interrelation premise, it's always nice to see a little love for T. tanneri. Juvenile proportions may be in play here, but that angle lends a neat sense of that impressive forearm & muzzle length. Plus, background terrain that isn't flatland.
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Ashere Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hills are an utter bloody pain and I see why people don't like drawing them. Good lord. But yes, this image began as a showcase for Torvosaurus, and sort of evolved from there after a reading of "All Yesterdays."
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Leviarex Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
You're to be lauded for showing a rare non-violent or gory scenario with a theropod and its potential meals.
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Ashere Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanted to get at something a little different then the usual, with this one. The ornithopods aren't entirely unconcerned, here; they're getting out of its way and keeping an eye on it. But I've seen some footage of big predators and prey within close proximity, not apparently paying any mind to each other. Which makes sense; predators tend to have very different body language when hunting.

But thanks for the lauding. It's appreciated. :)
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this, it's realistic. There is something beautiful about predator and prey simply minding their own business together.
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