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So I saw it yesterday, but didn't notice, what it was. I just thought it was a regular reflection of the sunset, despite I noticed, that the moon looked somewhat bigger and well... the colour.

So instead of taking a precious photo I was just like: "Lol, muuuuum! Look! The moon looks like a friggin' giant orange! Hahaha!"
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DG; Nic
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Just someone, who still is developing his own art style.
Maybe I'll become a professional artist someday...

Most time I do some paleoart or draw cryptids... and from time to time fanart.
Sometimes with a pencil, a ballpoint pen, a brush or even with a computer mouse.

Language levels:
German: Native speaker (obviously)
English: Not perfect, but enough to communicate... Able to use AE and BE. (9 years)
French: Enough to not order a snail in a restaurant. (5 years)
Spanish: Beginner (2 years)

Oh! And just another thing: For some reason, I tend to say Hypsolophodon, instead of Hypsilophodon...
Please remind me, if I got it wrong, again.

And nearly no one reads long descriptions. Therefore stamps!
Soy un TOMATE!!! stamp by TraheripteryxExtinction Stamp by Kezzi-Rosestare in my fridge stamp. by CitrusEcstasy---xThere is no spoon by cfryantGiant Alien Stamp by ConDecepticonI'm a friendly Atheist by andshedreamedAnti GSP stamp by TraheripteryxStamp - Fossil Geek by PristichampsusBorn in the Right Century by Cola82I Laugh at My Own Jokes Stamp by EmotikonzI Think - Stamp by AtheistsClubHybrid stamp by TraheripteryxSPORE : ADDICT Stamp by Ciaran-NashI get facts stamp by Pirate-LizRequest - I Believe in Aliens by Haters-Gonna-Hate-MeFeathered Dinosaurs by i-stampI can drive people mad... by Katttty920Dinos had feathers. by PristichampsusI Love Cryptozoology by genkistampsZoology stamp by Nothofagus-obliquaI Love Anything Paranormal by ladykatriannaNeurotic Stamp by eruthielNerd Stamp by eruthielAgnostic Stamp by AirieFeristoSETI Support Stamp by irradiationParanoid Stamp 2 by Mirz123- I think too much - by YuhonMonsters - Stamp by JWiesnerNo more arguments about this by G-manluverstamp - lol, facebook by Daeg-Niht

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HUBLERDON Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist


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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, just stumbled upon this and thought you'd find it interesting. Looks like the new reconstructions of Dimetrodon involving the sail aren't accurate:  dontknowwhattodraw94.deviantar…
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that already. XD
I've been telling people, that it wasn't sail-less since summer.
Also I'm doing a bunch of sketches since I read the paper back then and want to redraw Dimetrodon, when I've figured out the best way with :icondinogod: (Writer of the blogpost).

I can link you to one of the sketches I did.
Full sail, of course.
Dinogod Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, thanks for the mention.

I have to say some things (with the best english possible, I'm a very bad english speaker).

Artistic process does not requiere full scientific accuracy.
Each artist is free to do art in the way it fits best to his wishes, that's the amazing of the art.

The problem are the artists who believe they generate scientific knowledge with their artworks (I'm not pointing you [I don't think you are one of this kind of artist], but I have see this scenarios).
And the more deep problem is that the vast majority of "paleofans" (enthusiasts of paleontology) and specially the younger ones, tend to take their scientific knowledge from artwork. This is not bad at all, if the artwork is fully referentiated and well guided by scientists (the people that knows what the heck is going on with real fossils and their study). I have seeing that even when the artist say "this work is speculative", many paleofans take it as fact. It may be related with the tendency of not reading anything and jumping to the eye-candy artwork without even meditate about it.

This scenario (paleofans taking an artwork as true) is what drove the "new image of Dimetrodon" meme far far away. Thanks to Trey the explainer, but fortunatelly he recognized his mistake as a genteleman and this didn't generated a perpetual hype. I'm glad I could help a little. Actually I'm not an artist, I'm a mammalian paleobiologist and science communicator in a country that does not appreciate very much science communication.

Well I think I got out of the main idea... Which is: "The art is art and the science is science (I'm beginning to sound like Jaden Smith but wait for it...) and both can work very well, one must recognize one from another if we will understand pop paleontology".

Thanks for reading my word crimes and nasty grammar.

Have a nice day. BTW I'm a great fan of your artwork. Continue like that. :)
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I somehow must've missed it then, same with your completely sail-less Dimetrodon. I was really wondering back then 'Why did he take that drawing offline, i don't get it...'
I must have some kind of gift when it comes to missing Dimetrodon news xD

Cool, I'd love to see those.
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I sent you a note. ;)
LythroA Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're only 18. You're nearly as good as Greg Paul and John Conway, and those guys are both well into their middle ages. :)

You are truly fantastic at what you do, I think you might be one of the next influential palaeoartists of our generation. I truly believe that ;)!
snugglesthedinosaur Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
Could you check out my art and see how it looks? Big fan of yours.
GxRxA Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favorite and watch! :)
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