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Europejara and the Sea of Ferns by KirbyniferousRegret Europejara and the Sea of Ferns by KirbyniferousRegret
Whew, what a difficult undertaking this one was. Not only in making a believable looking crest on the two animals, but on that endless sea of ferns, to which only about 40% is copy and pasted. I hope you enjoy this, and this was one of the most difficult paintings ive done in a while.
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Davetriarchy Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the detail with the ferns.

Ferns, ferns, all I talk about is ferns.

I like the tapejarids aswell, the colour scheme is great.
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chewyyy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
Appreciate the effort. This is a fine piece of work.
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Stolpergeist Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
Reminds me of the harsh, grey North, where I grew up
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It's come to my attention that although a great many depictions of pterosaurs on the ground exist, few show them in heavily vegetated environments such as these. On a related note, I think fern prairies or other dense assemblages of plants are not depicted anywhere near enough. They were surely common throughout the Mesozoic! I'm shocked that fewer people have taken advantage of the unknowns of Mesozoic ground cover. I want to see more diverse flora with mosses, lichens, ferns, cycads, lycophytes, saplings, mushrooms, fungal mats, etc. Duane Nash had a fascinating series of posts on his blog quite a few years ago that discussed it in further depth and it left a lasting impact.

As for this piece itself, really incredible stuff as always. You're always exploring new territory and pushing boundaries and it's just magnificent. 
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snugglesthedinosaur Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
"Bill what'd you find?"

*Bill looks up at the camera

*Bill says something philosophical

"sigh"
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dayum, those ferns. Awesome work!
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Xiphactinus Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One I see a tornado in the background?
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JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy shit Kirby, that's awesome. The sea of ferns is nostalgic to me somehow.
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!
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asari13 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice art
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TheUnknownPlanet Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
i am looking at you!!!
dan dan daaaan
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Dinosaurzzz Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
The atmosphere is great!
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bh1324 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
The moody weather and the fact that you went all out with the ferns makes this a very impressive piece.
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Sir-Giga Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god, this is amazing
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FredtheDinosaurman Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Student General Artist
Those ferns...I admire your patience, good sir
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Dragonthunders Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing
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PLASTOSPLEEN Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
Soo GOoD
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Evodolka Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
cool :)
love the detail in the background
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leptoceratops Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I fu*king love this, I love seeing pterosaurs in fields, reminds me of starlings
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Covelloraptor Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Que mission impossible theme...
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Professional General Artist
Great stuff!
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