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eustreptospondylus portrait by tnilab-ekneb121 eustreptospondylus portrait :icontnilab-ekneb121:tnilab-ekneb121 120 9 Talarurus by Olorotitan Talarurus :iconolorotitan:Olorotitan 85 12 Megarachne by Olorotitan Megarachne :iconolorotitan:Olorotitan 142 18 Witch by SilentIvo
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Composite Megaraptorid Reconstruction 2.0 by PWNZ3R-Dragon Composite Megaraptorid Reconstruction 2.0 :iconpwnz3r-dragon:PWNZ3R-Dragon 60 20 Dinosauroid Returns by Osmatar Dinosauroid Returns :iconosmatar:Osmatar 141 20 Azhdars by Valia2305 Azhdars :iconvalia2305:Valia2305 190 150 Habilis to Sapiens by megabass22 Habilis to Sapiens :iconmegabass22:megabass22 71 59 Protohadros by ZEGH8578 Protohadros :iconzegh8578:ZEGH8578 61 2 Two Qianzhousaurus tormenting a third by ZEGH8578 Two Qianzhousaurus tormenting a third :iconzegh8578:ZEGH8578 72 16 A Small Guide to Bird Colours by Eurwentala A Small Guide to Bird Colours :iconeurwentala:Eurwentala 212 30 Spec Challenge #4 by Hyrotrioskjan Spec Challenge #4 :iconhyrotrioskjan:Hyrotrioskjan 118 142 Mosasaurus by spinosaurus1 Mosasaurus :iconspinosaurus1:spinosaurus1 201 45 Flying mantis wings by Preradkor Flying mantis wings :iconpreradkor:Preradkor 25 2 Hyaenodon horridus by Rom-u Hyaenodon horridus :iconrom-u:Rom-u 78 3 A Bizarre Aquatic Predator by yoult A Bizarre Aquatic Predator :iconyoult:yoult 65 9

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Liam
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A bit of info on myself:

I am a lover of the natural world, and have a deep interest in all creatures extinct and extant. I have a firm interest in evolution and evolutionary change, and seek whenever possible to broaden my knowledge. My interest in evolution all started with my interest in Dinosaurs at a young age (which continued into my adulthood, as shown by my gallery). I found these dramatically different creatures so interesting, and over time became infatuated with the process of how they (and we, and every other species) came about. After finding my interest in evolution i originally sought to study evolutionary biology at a higher education level, but after some deliberation i decided to broaden my knowledge at home, and have it as a kind of educational hobby.
I am, however, going to study Wildlife and Conservation biology, as in recent years i have become more and more involved with ecological conservation, and are even part of the Conservation Volunteers Australia, volunteering with them whenever time allows.

My gallery mostly consists of extinct fauna, though it does include extant fauna, speculative biology as well as some photography. Ive been trying to hone my skills over recent years, and even at a quick glance at my gallery in chronological order i would like to think i am doing that.

I hope you enjoy the work i produce. I am open to any criticism and tips, so if you see any errors or areas i can improve upon, feel free to let me know by comment or note :)
Outside of my gallery, you can find me engaging in conversion on other deviants comment sections, or on other websites (though the information of which is only given to close friends or members of those other groups). If you want to chat, talk, debate, question, feel free to send me a note!

evolution stamp by Apsaravis Palaeontology Stamp by Kezzi-Rose Evolution Stamp by Kezzi-Rose I love skulls stamp by Lupen202 Stamp - Knowledge is Power by Kotego
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Coelacanth WIP
Scales are the bane of my existence.

A work in progress image (still needs to be done in pen and colored) for a much larger project im working on.
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Thinking about starting an illustrated taxonomic tree diagram... its going to be a bit of work though... Watch this space.
Giant Island Stonecrop - Spec Challenge #4
One of my entries for Hyrotrioskjan's Fourth Spec Challenge. (fav.me/db98qjs)

This particular giant Stonecrop grows to heights often exceeding 7 feet or more. They grow on the semi-arid parts of the main island. Over its evolution, its done away with the low-ground spreading growth habits found in many other Mediterranean Stonecrops, and instead many large stems branch out from a single woody base. The base or stump is covered with a stiff outermost layer, while the interior is reasonably soft and fleshy (Containing water reserves), followed with a fibrous core. The large stems bare soft fleshy leaves, which vary from a darker blue to a lighter aqua/green. The leaves are largest at the base of the stem, present at separate intervals continuing up the stem. As the leaves further up the stem, their size is reduced until they are mere buds. The leaves help bring water towards the stems during rain, where it drips down and collects at the base of the stump.  The leaves are surrounded by softer flesh, of a dark purple coloration. Immature stems (shown in middle back of specimen image) are soft and are also purple and blue.

Topping the stems as the foliage dissipates are large clusters of flowers. Each cluster is formed from 3 main closely branching inflorescences. Each flower is a dull yellow/orange. The flowers are relatively small, and so many flowers are present on a single bunch, with 3-5 clusters forming on each stem. As the flowers die they dry, along with the rest of the stem (turning a dark brown/black), and seeds form. They are then spread by being dropped as the stem continues to dry. Stems flower once then die, before being replaced by new growing stems.
(Pollinators of the flowers will be detailed in a separate entry)

Hope you like it :iconhyrotrioskjan:

(Hiker silhouette used from "Free Stencil Gallery" - www.freestencilgallery.com/hik… )
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Lightning Claw
Australia's largest bipedal carnivore - Lightning claw.
This megaraptorid machine would have prowled ancient Australian floodplains in search for carrion or fresh prey, taking it on with large recurved claws and long slender jaws.

(And yes, before you ask, those are exposed tooth tips. *Gasp* I know, i know. )

I will color this at a later date. Felt nice to draw a dinosaur again after so long, so expect more in the future (Maybe. Dont hold me to that)
Main reference used:
Composite Megaraptorid by PWNZ3R-Dragon - fav.me/d8a960i
Secondary references:
Australovenator Skeletal by JonaGold200 - fav.me/day3g66
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Mr-Placo Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist
You might want to check this out...

Link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornithos…
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IThinkOfaNameLater Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017
Your I'd description is quite inspiring.  Because I feel the exact same way. I love paleontology, biology and nature in general.

i also get really into astronomy and speculative evolution from time to time.  I have this thing where someone months I'm really interested in something particular about science or nature, and then the next month I'll find something new to be fascinated by.    I'm basically interested in everything, but can only be really focused on a few this at once.
but I've always been interested in paleontology.
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IThinkOfaNameLater Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
How long should I leave my leaf insects untouched after they molt?
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IThinkOfaNameLater Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
Why exactly are Clemens and Oliver arguing?

i have seeing people who's art I like fighting over nonsense.
they both said rude things but they still don't apologise.
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Animalistic-Artworks Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
A) Because Clemens says stuff without thinking, and it well known for spamming people and not knowing what and when certain gestures and things are acceptable. Clemens has been involved in a few fiascos about certain things (take note of his "im sorry" journals) both on DA and on Facebook groups. Misscommunication leads to people taking sides, and ultimately people begin arguing.
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B) Oliver doesn't like to take shit. If he sees something he doesn't like, he will tell him/her. Sometimes he is a little rude and overbearing about it, but most of the time he is well spoken about it.
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IThinkOfaNameLater Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
Ok. I don't want to get into these arguments. That's why I don't take sides.
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Animalistic-Artworks Featured By Owner Edited Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont like getting into arguments either. While im initially biased as im friends with Oliver, ive looked at it from about all directions, and they have both said and done some pretty silly stuff, while other times they haven't. What both parties are guilty of is blowing things out of proportion. What should have been a fleeting disagreement turns into a huge argument with people taking sides, which is completely unnecessary. Doesn't help that Clemens stands by his belief of "free speech" which he thinks gives him the right to say whatever he likes and it be acceptable. But anyways. Hopefully its all laid to rest soon, and may it stay as such.
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dracontes Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the favourite, Liam :)
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Apgigan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017   General Artist
Happy Birthday
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IThinkOfaNameLater Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
Happy birthday!
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