Friday, 12 October 2012

Floof!


Feathers. One could get just a little carried away.



13 comments:

  1. Funny, I'm doing a "practical" version of a Stegosaur with a similar sort of quill arrangment :P

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    1. I look forward to seeing it, Craig!

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  2. The scary thing is, this is probably what people who do not understand dinosaurs, feathers, etc. imagine when we talk about feathered dinosaurs.

    That said, I want to chuck a Pokeball at the guy on the right. (I mean that as a compliment.)

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    1. Yes, I can imagine.

      I read that as 'Poke-ball' at first and had to Google it to realise what you meant!

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  3. He's so...FLUFFY! Also darned amusing. :)

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  4. Out of curiosity, what genera are they?

    BTW, if there's something important I want to talk to you about, should I do so w/a DA note or would you prefer I email you (&, if so, what's your address)? Many thanks in advance.

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    1. They're both unspecified. The one on the left is hopefully recognisable as a hadrosaur. I made the one on the right purposefully ambiguous. It looks like a dromaeosaur at a glance, but you may notice its lack of a sickle claw and what appears to be a beak. Really, it's a little ornithischian made to look like an overblown maniraptor, complete with wings.

      It's a gentle parody on 'feather overload', as Marc would put it. There's welcoming the idea that many dinosaur clades were indeed feathered, but there's zealously feathering every dinosaur imaginable, even ones for whom extensive scale covering has been discovered; like hadrosaurs, for instance. There's also recognising that even the proven feathered ones may not have necessarily been puffballs or so exactly like modern birds (Emily Willoughby covered a similar topic recently on her blog too).

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    2. Oh, and you can send me an email if you like. I'll send you a private message.

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    3. Ah, it doesn't look as though there is such a function on Blogger. My mistake. Please send a note via dA, in that case, and I'll give you my email address there!

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  5. They look like the breed of chicken called Silkie, lol.

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    1. I know Silkies well, they have some at London Zoo! Yes, they do, don't they!

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  6. I think this is my favorite illustration of yours I've seen, so far. Very, very cool, cute, and excellent.

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