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This is an art gallery, not a science site. Most of the art here is nature and science inspired, but is NOT scientific illustration. Expect little accuracy, and you may actually enjoy it. :B

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Tromocetus poseidon by HodariNundu
Tromocetus poseidon
Miembro de un linaje hasta ahora desconocido de ballenas primitivas, un gigantesco Tromocetus se dispone a devorar un tiburón muerto arrojado a la playa- uno de muchos bocadillos que encontrará a lo largo del día, tanto nadando como recorriendo las playas incansablemente. 
A pesar de su tamaño, el Tromocetus era buen nadador; sus patas, lejos de estar en camino de atrofiarse o convertirse en verdaderas aletas, estaban adaptadas para soportar su peso en tierra, lo que sugiere que no era un ancestro de las ballenas, sino mas bien una rama lateral de su arbol genealogico que evolucionó como depredador y carroñero dominante en las playas, y que se extinguió sin haber llegado jamás a convertirse en una criatura totalmente marina. Quizá lo mas descocertante sea su cráneo, muy similar al de las verdaderas ballenas con dientes de epocas posteriores; incluso sus dientes ya no se parecían a los de las ballenas primitivas, sino que eran cónicos y poco diferenciados entre si. Todo indica que su mordedura habria sido tremenda. 

(PD- Desde luego, el bicho es invención mía :B Es en honor a :iconbran-artworks: por su cumpleaños, ya que no conozco a nadie a quien le chiflen mas las ballenas, y sospecho que antes de su cumpleaños numero 40 habrá evolucionado tambien para volver al mar :B)

Member of a hitherto unknown linneage of primitive whales, a gigantic Tromocetus readies itself to devour a dead shark washed ashore- one of many snacks it will find throughout the day, both swimming and tirelessly walking on the beach. 
Despite its size, Tromocetus was a good swimmer; its legs, far from atrophied or turning into real flippers, were adapted to support its enormous weight on land, suggesting it was not an ancestor to whales, but rather a lateral branch of their family tree, evolved as a dominant coastal predator and scavenger, and which went extinct without ever making the transition to a fully marine creature. 
Perhaps most disconcerting is the skull of the creature, very similar in shape to that of much later true whales; even its teeth were no longer reminiscent of those of primitive whales, instead being conical and barely differentiated. Everything points to a tremendous bite force. 

(PS- Of course this creature was invented by me :B I drew it for :iconbran-artworks: for his birthday, as I don´t know anyone more obsessed with whales, and I suspect by the time he's 40 he too will have evolved and returned to the sea :B)
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Discussing Death by HodariNundu
Discussing Death
Con el enemigo común que alguna vez los aterrorizó muerto a sus pies, tres dinosaurios se reunen a verlo de cerca por primera vez, aunque no sin algo de aprensión... 
Inspirado en una escena muy curiosa que presencié alguna vez; una paloma habia sido atropellada por un auto, y a su alrededor se habia congregado un gran circulo de otras palomas (y algunos otros pájaros) que la observaban fijamente y en completo silencio. Así estuvieron un buen rato, sin hacer caso de la presencia humana siquiera, y despues cada uno se fue por su lado, sin haber tocado el cadaver ni emitido un solo sonido. Hasta la fecha no se explicar lo que vi. ¿Quien sabe que pasaba por la mente de todos aquellos pájaros? ¿Quien sabe que pasaría por la de los dinos? La muerte es algo misterioso...
Y si, sé que Gigantoraptor probablemente vivio algo antes que Therizinosaurus y Deinocheirus, pero miren lo que me importa :B Lo que queria era tenerlos a los tres en el mismo doodle.

With the common enemy that once terrorized them now laying lifeless at their feet, three dinosaurs come to see him up close for the first time, although not entirely without fear... 
Inspired by a very curious scene I witnessed once; a pigeon had been run over by a car, and around it there was a large group of other pigeons (and other birds) forming a circle, staring at the corpse and completely silent. They stayed like that for a while, ignoring even the presence of humans, and then each went their own way, without any of them touching the dead bird or making a single sound. I can´t explain it even today. Who knows what went through the birds' minds? Who knows what went through that of dinosaurs? Death is a mysterious thing... 
And yes, I know Gigantoraptor probably lived before Therizinosaurus and Deinocheirus, but see how much I care :B I wanted the three of them in one doodle. 
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It's been a hoot by HodariNundu
It's been a hoot
Solo un garabato rápido inspirado por algo que leí sobre búhos prehistóricos :B Me dió curiosidad ver mas o menos que tan grandes se verían comparados con un tipo de mis dimensiones :B 
De izquierda a derecha, un Otus frutuosoi (autillo de las Azores extinto en el siglo XV) ataca a un Bubo leakeyae (en la roca, no muy impresionado); Strix brea, un gran buho mas bien terrestre, creo que ahora esta en otro género; el grandulón en el brazo del doodle-Nundu, Bubo osvaldoi, mas grande que cualquier especie moderna; en el otro brazo, Tyto ostologa, era mas o menos del tamaño del actual buho cornudo; abajo, Tyto pollens (que inspiró el mito del Chickcharnie), Ornimegalonix (que ahora sabe donde vives) y Tyto riveroi (lechuza inmensa, comparable en tamaño a Ornimegalonyx pero quiza no tan alta; probablemente cazaba incluso perezosos terrestres pequeños). En el aire, extrema izquierda, Grallistrix (buho hawaiiano), y extrema derecha, Tyto gigantea, otra lechuza gigante. Cualquiera que sepa algo sobre búhos sabe que estos bichos habrian sido realmente formidables D:

Just a quick doodle inspired by reading about prehistoric owls :B I was curious to imagine how big would they look compared to a guy of my aproximate dimensions :B
From left to right, Otus frutuosoi (small owl from the Azores extinct in the XV century) attacks a Bubo leakeyae (on the rock, not very impressed); Strix brea, a large, rather terrestrial owl which may belong to its own genus; the big guy in the doodle-Nundu's arm is Bubo osvaldoi, which was bigger than any modern species; on the other arm, Tyto ostologa, about the size of modern day great horned owls; below, Tyto pollens (which inspired the Chickcharnie myth), Ornimegalonyx (who now knows where you live), and Tyto riveroi (immense barn owl, comparable to Ornimegalonix in size but not as tall; probably hunted even small ground sloths). On the wing, extreme left; Gallistrix (a Hawaiian owl) and right, Tyto gigantea, another giant barn owl (of course, there were no barns back then :B). Anyone who knows anything about owls can imagine how formidable these guys would have been D:
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Awesome dragon dinosaur of awesomeness!! by HodariNundu
Awesome dragon dinosaur of awesomeness!!
Lo crean o no éste dino existió de verdad :D Se llama Yi qi ("ala extraña"), viene de China obviamente, y planeaba y/o volaba a finales del Jurásico con alas membranosas como las de un murciélago (o un dragón, que es lo que parece, no otra forma de verlo :B) Claro, era del tamaño de una paloma, pero eso no lo hace menos awesomesauce. 
La idea de un terópodo volador con alas membranosas no es nueva (de hecho tenía rato queriendo dibujar un Epidendrosaurus murcielagoso) pero hasta ahora no habia evidencia que la apoyara. Por si fuera poco, el Yi qi preserva pigmentos así que puede que pronto sepamos de que color era :D 
Pertenecía al grupo de los scansoriopterígidos, que se distinguian precisamente por ese dedo anormalmente alargado; no sería sorprendente que otros miembros de la familia hubieran tenido las mismas características. 
PD- La cola membranosa me la saqué yo de la manga (ni siquiera sé si la cola de Yi está preservada), pero mientras lo dibujaba me acordé del Epidexipteryx y esas extrañas "plumas" rigidas... solo es una idea sin ningun fundamento que yo sepa. :> 
PDD- Gracias a :icondinohunter2:, :icontheothertheropod: y :iconjonagold2000: por avisarme de este fantástico descubrimiento, me alegró el día :B 

Believe it or not this dinosaur existed for real :D It's name is Yi qi ("strange wing"), comes from China, where else, and glided and or/flew during the late Jurassic with membranous wings like those of bats (or dragons, cuz that's what it looks like, there's no other way around it :B). Sure, it may have been the size of a pigeon but that doesn´t make it any less awesome. 
The idea of a bat-winged theropod is not new (in fact I had been wanting to draw an Epidendrosaurus like that) but until now there was no solid evidence for it. As if that wasn´t enough, Yi qi preserves pigments, so we might soon know what color it was. :D 
It belonged to the scansoriopterygid group, which was distinguished precisely because of that elongated third finger. It wouldn´t be surprising if other members of the family had the same characteristics. 
PS- The membranous tail was an addition by me (I don´t even know if the tail of Yi was preserved). I just remembered Epidexipteryx and those weird "feather" things on its tail... just a wild idea, no basis to my knowledge. :>
PSS- Thanks to :icondinohunter2:, :icontheothertheropod: and :iconjonagold2000: for letting me know about this fantastic discovery, it really made my day :B 
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Oh and also, cannibalistic dinos. :B

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:iconhellraptor:
Hellraptor Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Hi, whats up :)
 can you take a look at this and tell me what you think ?


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HodariNundu Featured By Owner 2 days ago   General Artist
looks good :> this the beginning of a fic? 

Also, is that an Acro behind her?
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Hellraptor Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :) no I might just do the rest of the dinosaurs from the game in this style.

its an raptor, it got a bit of..
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner 1 day ago   General Artist
oh sorry :B I think I assumed it was to scale XD
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PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner Edited May 9, 2015
Still waiting for a legitimate Carboniferous giant spider that's in between the size of Pulmonoscorpius and Brontoscorpio, and chases its prey down in a tarantula-esque manner...
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner 2 days ago   General Artist
aren´t we all!
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MrKrookodile Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Same here
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DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Again- please, please tell us you're going to do a Yi Qi!
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015   General Artist
Wow! Just wow!! D: You bet I am!
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TheOtherTheropod Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
I reiterate the comment below. Yi qi (don't google image search it) is pretty much a April Fools' joke, except it isn't.
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