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It's been a while, but boys and girls, here you have it: new K-T Boundary Assembly!
Big stuff this time: Interviews, paleoart, sketches, Jurassic World and even more! Check it out!


And the Director for Star Wars IX is... Colin Trevorrow: ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i…

My Oh My! The Lightblue Ribbon features The K-T Boundary and His Foolish Author! : ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i…

Rayadito Steps by Uialwen (Javiera): ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i…

Komodo Dragon Quick Study - Reference for Big Lizard Skin Folds: ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i…

Tyrannosaurus Infographic by RJ Palmer & Tom Parker: ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i…

Graffam's Sloth Claw - An Anthology: ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i…

Palaeos-blog - ¿Tiene el Dimetrodon una Nueva Imagen?: ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i…




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Graffam's Sloth Claw by Smnt2000
Graffam's Sloth Claw
Graffam's Sloth Claw, 2015.
Coloured with Copic Markers. Additional effects with acrylics and coloured pencils.
Paper size: A3. Made on Letraset's Bleedproof Marker Pad.
Loosely based on: cassoway, male turkey, helmeted and crested guineafowls.
See blog link for full list of references: ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i…

After a long time, here's a new piece of 'paleoart' - no sketch, the complete deal. I've teased piece on my interview for The Lightblue Ribbon (you can read it here: ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i…), but finally it is time to share it: a believable and naturalistic restoration of the therizinosaurid Nothronychus graffami. Therizinosaurs (or segnosaurs, if you prefer) are among the weirdest of all theropods and for this reason they are some of the most stimulating subjects by a paleo-iconographic point of view - a perfect challenge. 
This particular piece wasn't a piece of cake and I've spent a lot of time on it - just to give you an idea, the first concept was created while I was drawing the first doodles of another segnosaur-related piece, a portrait of 
Erlikosaurus (link: smnt2000.deviantart.com/art/Po…). This wasn't due to the difficulty of the work, but everytime I was spending time on a certain feature, the paleontological and biological implications had the best of me. After all, this is a pretty speculative piece, but every conjecture was the result of a parsimonious research: from head to toe, there isn't a single thing I've overlooked. Maybe it is something beyond the All Yesterdays movement, or perhaps it's just a parsimonious version of it. However you want to look at it, this depiction deserved a proper anthology, a unique glimpse behind the work of a paleo-reconstruction.

You can read all the conjectures and the references on my blog: ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i…
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 Well, what about that, uh?

Francesco D'Amico, author of The Lightblue Ribbon.com, has just published on his site a new interview... My interview!
If you're interested and want to know something more about the dude behind this amount of junk that I call a 'site', then go and read!

Link: thelightblueribbon.com/2015/08…
20th Assembly, have fun!



Tintin Who? by Frédéric Thiery: ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i…

Why the VFX of Jurassic Park and Starship Troopers Hold Up on Den of Geek! : ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i…

First Trailer for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight: ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i…

New Trailer for Doctor Who Series 9! : ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i…

Star Wars Bestiary: ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i…

New Video of Deep Blue, ‘Biggest Great White Shark Ever Filmed’: ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i…




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It's been a while, but boys and girls, here you have it: new K-T Boundary Assembly!
Big stuff this time: Interviews, paleoart, sketches, Jurassic World and even more! Check it out!


And the Director for Star Wars IX is... Colin Trevorrow: ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i…

My Oh My! The Lightblue Ribbon features The K-T Boundary and His Foolish Author! : ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i…

Rayadito Steps by Uialwen (Javiera): ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i…

Komodo Dragon Quick Study - Reference for Big Lizard Skin Folds: ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i…

Tyrannosaurus Infographic by RJ Palmer & Tom Parker: ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i…

Graffam's Sloth Claw - An Anthology: ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i…

Palaeos-blog - ¿Tiene el Dimetrodon una Nueva Imagen?: ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.i…




Follow the K-T Boundary Plus: plus.google.com/u/0/b/11235580…

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Smnt2000

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The typical human being: unreliable, not smart, surely not handsome and hugely egocentric. Self-declared freelance "artist" and reviewer, also known with the awkward nickname "Smnt2000". Interested in geeky and nerdish stuff such as sci-fi, dinosaurs and comic books. 20 years old, luckly graduated from Monfalcone's I.S.I.S. "Michelangelo Buonarroti" and now an awful student at Trieste's University in the Language Department. Maybe.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
How is it possible that I haven't watched you yet? Need to change that!
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Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really? Never noticed that! Thank you Joschua!
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
No problem, you'r welcome =)
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DesigningLua Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
At this point I really hope you are illustrating/will illustrate books on dinosaurs at some point. I would love to see you take up such a challenge, your drawings have the right look for it. Maybe you could start making a book on your own. Good luck.
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Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahaha, that would be a dream coming true.
You know, that idea always tickled me. The thing is I can't do it right now. Not with the stuff I am doing right now. I have a couple of vague concepts, I want to contact a hell of an amount of people, but I just can't to do it. Well - again - at least not right now.
If I want to do this sort of stuff (and trust me, I want to do it so bad), it has to be done in the proper way. So maybe, in the far future, I'll do it. But if I won't, there should be a Darren Naish & co's similar project on the way. So you're in good hands ;) .
Thanks a lot for your trust :) !
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EvilSaintGood Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you very much for the fave! Your gallery is so cool. Hope you don't mind having another watcher :D
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Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course >I don't mind! Thanks for the watch :) !
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EvilSaintGood Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Student General Artist
You're welcome! 
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DeviousSqurl Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much fro adding my picture to your favorites!! Dancing Squirrel
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Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure!
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