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Massive and Passive by HodariNundu Massive and Passive :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 128 11 Palaeophis colossaeus by HodariNundu Palaeophis colossaeus :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 113 23 T. rex vs Pachy by HodariNundu T. rex vs Pachy :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 121 19 Rise of Atrox by HodariNundu Rise of Atrox :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 170 19 Just taking a nap by HodariNundu Just taking a nap :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 126 13 Better than planned by HodariNundu Better than planned :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 182 19 Proconsul major by HodariNundu Proconsul major :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 97 7 Stegotherium by HodariNundu Stegotherium :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 98 10 Eucladoceros by HodariNundu Eucladoceros :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 84 9 Hexaprotodon sivalensis by HodariNundu Hexaprotodon sivalensis :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 102 14 Eucladoceros by HodariNundu Eucladoceros :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 123 11 Titanoboa by HodariNundu Titanoboa :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 453 45 Yurlunggur by HodariNundu Yurlunggur :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 208 15 Wonambi by HodariNundu Wonambi :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 252 16 Liasis dubudingala by HodariNundu Liasis dubudingala :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 199 25 Muttaburrasaurus vs Megaraptoran by HodariNundu Muttaburrasaurus vs Megaraptoran :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 152 19
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Spinosaurus aegyptiacus by Teratophoneus Spinosaurus aegyptiacus :iconteratophoneus:Teratophoneus 254 24 Meat Hooks by XenoTeeth3 Meat Hooks :iconxenoteeth3:XenoTeeth3 58 20 Bigger Jaws by XenoTeeth3 Bigger Jaws :iconxenoteeth3:XenoTeeth3 75 37 Jungle Beauty by Kamirah Jungle Beauty :iconkamirah:Kamirah 5,643 299 HodariNundus B-Day Spikey Boy by damouraptor HodariNundus B-Day Spikey Boy :icondamouraptor:damouraptor 74 23 NOT TODAY by DragonFistArtist900 NOT TODAY :icondragonfistartist900:DragonFistArtist900 20 7 King Arthur by nikogeyer King Arthur :iconnikogeyer:nikogeyer 530 14 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by nikogeyer The Adventures of Tom Sawyer :iconnikogeyer:nikogeyer 318 11 The Jungle Book by nikogeyer The Jungle Book :iconnikogeyer:nikogeyer 349 10 Alice in Wonderland by nikogeyer Alice in Wonderland :iconnikogeyer:nikogeyer 530 20 Treasure Island by nikogeyer Treasure Island :iconnikogeyer:nikogeyer 243 4 Peter Pan by nikogeyer Peter Pan :iconnikogeyer:nikogeyer 419 15 Journey to the Center of the Earth by nikogeyer Journey to the Center of the Earth :iconnikogeyer:nikogeyer 281 9 The Little Mermaid by nikogeyer The Little Mermaid :iconnikogeyer:nikogeyer 320 13 Candelarhynchus by Zimices Candelarhynchus :iconzimices:Zimices 50 4 Jaguar Painting by photografever Jaguar Painting :iconphotografever:photografever 2,253 871

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Massive and Passive
Palaeophis como filtrador/devorador de plancton. Palaeophis colossaeus fue una serpiente marina gigante a la que se calculan hasta 12.3 metros de longitud según los últimos estudios. No se conoce el cráneo así que su dieta se desconoce. Lo más probable es que haya sido depredadora de peces o bien de presas aun mayores si podía expandir sus mandíbulas como las serpientes actuales. No obstante, el hecho de que muchos animales han alcanzado su mayor tamaño al convertirse en filtradores (ballenas, mantas, tiburones ballena y peregrino, posiblemente algunos cefalopodos gigantes, etc) me hizo imaginarme ésto. Inspirado en parte por la serpiente marina Emydocephalus annulatus, o "cabeza de tortuga", que se alimenta exclusivamente de huevecillos de peces, razón por la cual su dentadura y glándulas de veneno se han ido atrofiando, así como la potencia de éste. Es muy poco probable que Palaeophis haya tenido veneno.

Palaeophis as a filter feeder/planktivore. Palaeophis colossaeus was a gigantic sea snake estimated at up to 12.3 meters long, according to the latest studies. No skull is known so its diet is unknown. It is likely to have been a fish eater or even to have preyed on larger animals if it could expand its jaws like modern snakes. However, the fact that many animals reach huge size when they become filter feeders (such as whales, manta rays, basking, whale and megamouth sharks, maybe some giant cephalopods, etc) makes me imagine this. Inspired partly by today's Emydocephalus annulatus or "turtle-head sea snake" which feeds almost exclusively on fish eggs, which in turn has caused its dentition and venom glands to shrink as well as the potency of the venom to decrease. It is very unlikely that Palaeophis had venom, tho.
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Palaeophis colossaeus
Palaeophis colossaeus fue una serpiente marina gigante- sin parentesco con las actuales-, y una de las serpientes más grandes que hayan existido. Éste doodle está inspirado en un estudio reciente que estima su longitud máxima en 12.3 metros; sus vertebras son comparables en tamaño a las de Gigantophis, y solo más pequeñas que las de Titanoboa. Por desgracia no se conoce el cráneo, pero si el de parientes cercanos; el estudio menciona que si Palaeophis colossaeus podía expandir sus mandíbulas, cualquier animal de su ecosistema habría sido presa potencial. Aquí la puse tragándose a un cetáceo primitivo porque, serpiente tragándose ballena, no sé, no pude resistir :B 

Palaeophis colossaeus was a gigantic sea serpent- no relation to today's sea snakes-, and one of the largest snakes ever to have lived. This doodle is inspired by a recent study that estimates their maximum length at 12.3 meters; their vertebrae are comparable in size to those of Gigantophis and only Titanoboa's are bigger. Unfortunately no skulls are found, only those of distant relatives; the study mentions that if Palaeophis colossaeus could expand its jaws like modern snakes, then any animal of its ecosystem may have been potential prey. Here it is eating a primitive cetacean because, snake eating a whale, I dunno, hard to resist :B 
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The trailer is out for Andy Serkis' "darker, grittier" version of The Jungle Book. I really love the original book as you all know (I even wrote my own jungle adventure trilogy heavily inspired by Kipling's novel), so of course I'm going to check any adaptation of it but... this looks weird, honestly. 

The movie does look like it'll be referencing the original novel more, BUT there's one thing that bothers me and that's how weird all the animals look. 

You'd expect them to look super realistic for a darker story, but instead they look more cartoonish than the ones from Disney's 2016 version. They also look oddly humanoid. For example, here's who I suppose is Akela, looking like an anthro character:

Humndi by HodariNundu


Wofl by HodariNundu

Compare to Disney's 2016 version: 

Akela by HodariNundu

Wolfak by HodariNundu

I'm all for giving your characters a unique, distinct style but I fear the humanoid appearance of the characters will be too distracting; we all know what a wolf looks like after all. The 2016 Akela looks like a real wolf even though he speaks and emotes; the new one.... not so much.

Here's another example; Shere Khan. 

Tgr33 by HodariNundu
Shrktbk by HodariNundu

(It looks even weirder in motion, especially the "how you've grown" scene. Like a sort of evil Tigger X Tai Lung from Kung Fu Panda). Again, the face is too humanoid, I feel. 

Now, I'm probably biased here because I just love tigers and I believe a perfectly normal tiger can be really scary the way it is, no need to add anything. Take the CGI tiger from Life of Pi; it worked so well because it stuck to what a tiger looks and acts like; the face was a tiger's face, the expressions were a tiger's expressions, and the result was still scary when it needed to be because tigers ARE scary.

Pitiger by HodariNundu

Pitiger2 by HodariNundu
Parker by HodariNundu

Parker2 by HodariNundu

The 2016 version of Shere Khan was ok, although I feel he would've been scarier without the scarring and the bad eye. At times I felt like there was too much going on with his face.

Maxresdefault (1) by HodariNundu

Shrkndisn by HodariNundu

Still, he looked a lot better and more tiger-like than the newer version. It is also proof that you can make a tiger speak and emote and still look like a tiger.

The biggest sin, for me, is when the filmmakers fail to make a CGI animal as scary as the real life counterpart. Here's a shot of Shere Khan pawing furiously at some fire (because you can´t have a Jungle Book adaptation without that happening :B). 

Again, the face of the tiger in the trailer looks all kinds of strange. Like a man wearing tiger makeup and prosthetic fangs. Or a transition frame from a man to tiger transformation sequence.

Shrkan by HodariNundu

Notice how small the fangs are proportionally? Now compare to the real tiger who played Shere Khan in Stephen Sommer's 1994 live action version: 

Shrkn2 by HodariNundu
Shrkn3 by HodariNundu

Shrkn4 by HodariNundu

Shrkn1 by HodariNundu

That's right; tigers have HUGE fangs! I just can´t understand why a filmmaker would choose to give his tiger smaller fangs than the real thing. And it's not only the tiger; Bagheera too has very small fangs in this trailer:

Bryey by HodariNundu

Compare to 2016 Bagheera:

Pantr by HodariNundu

Or a real panther for that matter:

17d0fc9279a1b16232ef83c9b9139889 by HodariNundu

I don´t have a fang fetish, I swear!!

I just think if you have a badass animal in your movie, like a panther or a tiger, the least you can do is make them look as scary as the real thing!

The other animals we don´t get much footage of but Baloo sort of looks like a werebear: 

Wrbrb by HodariNundu

(still better than Beorn from the Hobbit movies, tho; that was dissapointing).

The monkeys look like absolutely no species of monkey ever, and some of them look like zombies. Or Gollum. 

Bandr by HodariNundu

Monki2 by HodariNundu

But at least Hathi looks good (if a little prehistoric, even mammoth-ish. Still, he's supposed to be the oldest, wisest animal in the Jungle, after Kaa, so ok I guess)

Elehf by HodariNundu

Speaking of Kaa, tho... I think she looks like an evil ninja turtle. 

Kaa by HodariNundu

Compare to the 2016 version, which certainly did not look like an adult Indian python (and I'm not talking about just the size of it), but at least looked like a snake:

Kaa2 by HodariNundu

So yeah... I'm not sure about this movie. I think the animals are the most important thing in any Jungle Book adaptation, so the fact that they don´t look very good doesn´t bode well for this one. On the other hand, it may be that we see Mowgli leading the jungle against the man's village as in the book, so maybe it's worth watching for that...

Jungleoflk by HodariNundu

What did you think of the trailer?
T. rex vs Pachy
Un joven T. rex se defiende de la embestida de un Pachycephalosaurus. :B

A young T. rex defends itself from a Pachycephalosaurus' charge. :B
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Rise of Atrox
Algún lugar de América del Norte, en algún momento del Pleistoceno. Desde lo alto de un afloramiento rocoso, una leona cavernaria- descendiente de una reciente oleada de inmigrantes asiáticos- observa a dos tigres dientes de sable acosar a un mamut. Separada de su manada, ha dado un paso monumental para su especie, aceptando a un jaguar como compañero y dando a luz a los primeros cachorros híbridos entre ambos- los primeros en una línea que combinará las mejores características de leones y jaguares, y se adaptará perfectamente al nuevo continente, conquistandolo casi en su totalidad y enfrentándose exitosamente a otros superpredadores. 

Doodle inspirado por el largo debate sobre si Panthera atrox, el león americano, era realmente un león o un jaguar gigantesco, ya que sus restos combinan características de ambos. Se conoce un caso al menos de híbridos entre león y jaguar en la actualidad, así que sabemos que ésto es posible. ¿Quien sabe? Quizá Panthera atrox era ambos después de todo...

Somewhere in North America, at some point in the Pleistocene. From its elevated lair, a cave lioness- a descendant of a recent wave of Asiatic immigrants- watches two sabertooth tigers as they harass a mighty mammoth. Separated from her pride, she has taken a huge step for her species by accepting a jaguar as her mate, and producing the first hybrid cubs between the two- the first on a long line that will combine the lion and the jaguar's best traits and adapt perfectly to the new continent, conquering it almost completely and succesfully competing with other superpredators. 

Doodle inspired by the long debate on whether Panthera atrox, the so called American lion, was really a lion or a gigantic jaguar, for its remains have traits of both. At least one case of actual hybrids between lion and jaguar is known, so who knows? Maybe Panthera atrox was both after all...
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The trailer is out for Andy Serkis' "darker, grittier" version of The Jungle Book. I really love the original book as you all know (I even wrote my own jungle adventure trilogy heavily inspired by Kipling's novel), so of course I'm going to check any adaptation of it but... this looks weird, honestly. 

The movie does look like it'll be referencing the original novel more, BUT there's one thing that bothers me and that's how weird all the animals look. 

You'd expect them to look super realistic for a darker story, but instead they look more cartoonish than the ones from Disney's 2016 version. They also look oddly humanoid. For example, here's who I suppose is Akela, looking like an anthro character:

Humndi by HodariNundu


Wofl by HodariNundu

Compare to Disney's 2016 version: 

Akela by HodariNundu

Wolfak by HodariNundu

I'm all for giving your characters a unique, distinct style but I fear the humanoid appearance of the characters will be too distracting; we all know what a wolf looks like after all. The 2016 Akela looks like a real wolf even though he speaks and emotes; the new one.... not so much.

Here's another example; Shere Khan. 

Tgr33 by HodariNundu
Shrktbk by HodariNundu

(It looks even weirder in motion, especially the "how you've grown" scene. Like a sort of evil Tigger X Tai Lung from Kung Fu Panda). Again, the face is too humanoid, I feel. 

Now, I'm probably biased here because I just love tigers and I believe a perfectly normal tiger can be really scary the way it is, no need to add anything. Take the CGI tiger from Life of Pi; it worked so well because it stuck to what a tiger looks and acts like; the face was a tiger's face, the expressions were a tiger's expressions, and the result was still scary when it needed to be because tigers ARE scary.

Pitiger by HodariNundu

Pitiger2 by HodariNundu
Parker by HodariNundu

Parker2 by HodariNundu

The 2016 version of Shere Khan was ok, although I feel he would've been scarier without the scarring and the bad eye. At times I felt like there was too much going on with his face.

Maxresdefault (1) by HodariNundu

Shrkndisn by HodariNundu

Still, he looked a lot better and more tiger-like than the newer version. It is also proof that you can make a tiger speak and emote and still look like a tiger.

The biggest sin, for me, is when the filmmakers fail to make a CGI animal as scary as the real life counterpart. Here's a shot of Shere Khan pawing furiously at some fire (because you can´t have a Jungle Book adaptation without that happening :B). 

Again, the face of the tiger in the trailer looks all kinds of strange. Like a man wearing tiger makeup and prosthetic fangs. Or a transition frame from a man to tiger transformation sequence.

Shrkan by HodariNundu

Notice how small the fangs are proportionally? Now compare to the real tiger who played Shere Khan in Stephen Sommer's 1994 live action version: 

Shrkn2 by HodariNundu
Shrkn3 by HodariNundu

Shrkn4 by HodariNundu

Shrkn1 by HodariNundu

That's right; tigers have HUGE fangs! I just can´t understand why a filmmaker would choose to give his tiger smaller fangs than the real thing. And it's not only the tiger; Bagheera too has very small fangs in this trailer:

Bryey by HodariNundu

Compare to 2016 Bagheera:

Pantr by HodariNundu

Or a real panther for that matter:

17d0fc9279a1b16232ef83c9b9139889 by HodariNundu

I don´t have a fang fetish, I swear!!

I just think if you have a badass animal in your movie, like a panther or a tiger, the least you can do is make them look as scary as the real thing!

The other animals we don´t get much footage of but Baloo sort of looks like a werebear: 

Wrbrb by HodariNundu

(still better than Beorn from the Hobbit movies, tho; that was dissapointing).

The monkeys look like absolutely no species of monkey ever, and some of them look like zombies. Or Gollum. 

Bandr by HodariNundu

Monki2 by HodariNundu

But at least Hathi looks good (if a little prehistoric, even mammoth-ish. Still, he's supposed to be the oldest, wisest animal in the Jungle, after Kaa, so ok I guess)

Elehf by HodariNundu

Speaking of Kaa, tho... I think she looks like an evil ninja turtle. 

Kaa by HodariNundu

Compare to the 2016 version, which certainly did not look like an adult Indian python (and I'm not talking about just the size of it), but at least looked like a snake:

Kaa2 by HodariNundu

So yeah... I'm not sure about this movie. I think the animals are the most important thing in any Jungle Book adaptation, so the fact that they don´t look very good doesn´t bode well for this one. On the other hand, it may be that we see Mowgli leading the jungle against the man's village as in the book, so maybe it's worth watching for that...

Jungleoflk by HodariNundu

What did you think of the trailer?

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PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
As if you needed any more reasons not to date

youtu.be/GVEdCiiBayU

Poor boy got cucked
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LilyOndine Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner May 16, 2018   General Artist
Always :B
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DinoMarioZilla Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Siempre me han encantado las poses dinámicas de los dinosaurios y animales prehistóricos en tu paleoarte :)
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018   General Artist
Se agradece mucho el comentario :)
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PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Ever had that feeling when you make a clear Jurassic Park reference

And it goes over the person's head?

Kids these days just don't know nothing
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samiler25 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 19, 2018
I LOVE your artwork! The dinosaurs you do (both the real ones and the made up ones) are fabulous. I'm a bit curious, do you do commissions?
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018   General Artist
Hey :) Thank you very much! 

Commissions are open, yes. 
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samiler25 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018
I need to know first are they free or do you charge? I ask because I'm currently saving up for something else so whether I ask for a commission now or ask for one at a later time depends on whether or not there is a price and how much it is.
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018   General Artist
I do charge, although the price would depend on what exactly you want.
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