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Excelsior! by hyphenatedsuperhero Excelsior! by hyphenatedsuperhero
An adult male Apatosaurus excelsus tries to scare a Ceratosaurus away from a waterhole. Despite the carnivore's large saberlike teeth and body armor, it's no match for the sauropod's sheer bulk and whiplike tail and it just snarls at the herbivore in annoyance before moving somewhere else. Somewhere with less giant bullies, preferably.
Apatosaurus has always been one of my favourite sauropods, probably second only to Mamenchisaurus, and I really like this drawing, because unlike most of my dinosaur work, it's a scene where the focus is on the herbivore and it does not depict an act of predation, it rather shows just the convivence of two different species.
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GilmourApatosaur Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorite dinosaur as well. Like how he stands out:thumbsup:
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hyphenatedsuperhero Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! It's not my absolute favourite anymore, but definitely one of the top five. Well, something that big has to stand out, anyways, right?
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El-Wolfgang Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
I totally get the title.

Es curioso, supongo que no mucha gente se da cuenta que muchos herviboros pueden ponersele a las barbas a los carnivoros y no lo hacen solo por que... seriously, why would they?

Me gustaron las crestas. Y el pequeño no-dino volador que solo estaba por ahi dando su rol. xD
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hyphenatedsuperhero Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay!! True believers indeed!
Es cierto. Personalmente me aburren un poco los herbívoros, supongo que les falta el hunt-kill-murder de los carnívoros, pero tienden en general a ser animales más poderosos y más grandes que los carnívoros. Y es fácil olvidar eso. Hasta que te topas con un anival varias veces tu tamaño al que ninguna de tus armas naturales podría hacer cosquillas.
Gracias! Sí, quería poner uno al frente también, pero distraía mucho, así que lo borré.
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El-Wolfgang Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Hay herviboros chidos. Como los jabalies. Seriously, they rock.
Y... hey. No lo habia notado. Los hervivoros suelen ser mas huge loads. Que interesante curso de accion de la naturaleza. >_>

Ah. Entiendo. Pero es una buena composicion despues de todo.
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hyphenatedsuperhero Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aunque los jabalíes y demás suidos son omnívoros, so there's that. Como dato curioso, hay quienes sugieren que los ceratópsidos no eran herbívoros, sino omnívoros, lo que los vendría convirtiendo en jabalíes mesozoicos.
Supongo que para hacerlos más duros de matar.
Supongo. Digo, igual podría mejorar, pero, then again, todo puede mejorar.
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El-Wolfgang Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
En serio? Well, how about that... Eso suena badass.

Indeed. Igual es un buen trabajo. XD
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hyphenatedsuperhero Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Badass, pero nos rompe a todos la imagen del Triceratops. Menos "herbívoro pacífico, pero gruñón", más "jabalí del infierno".
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El-Wolfgang Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Jabali del infierno works... >_>
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Rufina-Tomoyo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Es que la verdad me acordé del periódico al ver el título.

Pero sí, te salió muy bonito y con líneas elegantes.
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hyphenatedsuperhero Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
De hecho es una referencia al nombre específico y a una catchphrase de Stan Lee.
Gracias. A pesar de su masa, los dilodócidos tienden a ser muy gráciles.
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Rufina-Tomoyo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
La frase de Stan Lee no me la sabía.
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hyphenatedsuperhero Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorpresa, sorpresa...
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MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
People always seem to focus on which Theropod is the biggest killer...totally forgetting about the Sauropods who could easily squish them. Thanks for reminding them!
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hyphenatedsuperhero Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahahaha, yeah!
I personally think sauropods in general are a bit dull, but that doesn't mean they are still easily abe to outmatch most theropods, especially the diplodocids and brachiosaurids, by means of sheer bulk.
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mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Con que le pise la cola al cerato es suficientepara que nomoleste en u buen rato
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hyphenatedsuperhero Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Claro, y de paso lo deja lisiado. Un pisotón de semejante animal es cosa de cuidado.
Creo que con el puro tamaño y ruido debería ser suficiente, incluso podría espantar a un Alosaurio.
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mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Y si no, tabla xD o deveria decir cola?
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hyphenatedsuperhero Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactamente. La verdad pienso que ese es el nivel al que operaban los saurópodos. Es comida? Comer. Es de la misma especie? OK. Es de otra especie? Cola.
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mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Sep, sabes dibujar cosas no organicas?
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hyphenatedsuperhero Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Más o menos. Por?
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mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
nadamas por preguntar
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