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Mona Lisa of Dinosaurs

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Scalenex, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. Scalenex
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    This article doesn't go into huge details, but it basically talks about the best preserved dinosaur fossil ever found.

    I do not plan to change the way I paint my models (ha ha, Scalenex, have you painted anything since 2016?), but I do hope movie and TV moves in this direction with their dinosaurs.

    Of course, we still don't know if that reddish brown color applies to most dinosaurs, just this species, or just this individual, but this discover awakened my inner child.
     
  2. The Sauric Ace
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    Intersting how we are getting so many well preserved dinosaur skin impression. It seems that dinosaurs were, naturally, very different in colour. With this reddish hue on the ankylosaurids, we now also have colours on ornithiischis. With all the therapods, which we have pretty certain colour imprint of, artist can almost depict entire ecosystems, pretty accurately.

    Just as a side note, raptors we mostly the magpie black - ish blue and some white ;) as well as similar crow colourisations :p
     
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    And here I was, thinking this was about some lizard smile...

    smilinlizard.jpg
     
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    That's an excellent expression! I'll have to use that phrase now :D
     
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    I wasn't aware we had so many actual examples of dinosaur skin. I thought this was basically the first one ever found.
     
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    Don't know if much of the skin is known, but I recall that we have quite a bit of indication on the colours of the feathers :)
     
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