Dinovember - 1 - Ziapelta hatchling by LeccathuFurvicael (critique requested)

Dinovember - 1 - Ziapelta hatchling (critique requested)

LeccathuFurvicael

1 November 2015 at 16:09:39 MST

While I didn't participate in Inktober, I came across the next month's challenge from the Paleoart group I'm in on Facebook - it's Dinovember! I think I'm going to have fun with this.

Ziapelta sanjuanensis is an extinct species of ankylosaurid from Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) formations in New Mexico. The genus (Ziapelta) was named after the Zia sun symbol, a religious image for the Zia people and an element of the flag of New Mexico, and the Latin word pelta ("shield"), referring to ankylosaurids' osteoderms. The specific name (sanjuanensis) comes from San Juan County, where the fossils were discovered. The adult length of Ziapelta was estimated at between 15 feet (4.6 m) and 20 feet (6.1 m) long, depending on whether the holotype was full-grown. - Wikipedia

Art © 2015 Stephanie Dziezyk.

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    It's so cuuuuute!!!!
    The design looks well done, and nice shading

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    I really like the posing you used for this little Ankylosaurid. Nice use of textures in your highlights and shadows. I particularly like how you handled the scaled textures for the top and sides of the head and the spined platelets.

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      Thank you so much! That is wonderful to hear : D. ^^

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    Fantastic proportions here and great pose. The angle of the face especially makes this little guy so expressive. Overall nicely done render. :)

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      Aw, thank you! I really appreciate the feedback!

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        You're welcome! ^_^

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    just want to pick him up ... if he is that small ^^;
    armor for life and one bone breaking tail swing :J

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      Hehe! I agree - I actually like ankylosaurids a good amount. Cheers! ^^