Sunday, September 27, 2009

MORE Sauropods in Art!

Ever seen something so good that you have to show people more of it yourself? Well such is the case with sauropods... I noticed Peter Bond's pose on Sauropods in art, and I'm really impressed by all the amazing art he was able to find. However, I've got a few more "Sauropods in Art" that I'd like to share with you all as well. These may be especially useful if you're into drawing titanosaurs...

Argentinosaurus compared to a human (by Aldo Chiappe)
Mid-Cretaceous Argentina
Grouping: Macronaria/Titanosauria/basal titanosaur (?Argentinosauridae?)

Head and skull of Rapetosaurus (by Mark Hallett)
Late Cretaceous Madagascar
Grouping: Macronaria/Titanosauria/Lithostrotia/Saltasauridae/Nemegtosaurinae

Rinconsaurus (by Stephen O'Connor)
Late Cretaceous Argentina
Grouping: Macronaria/Titanosauria/Lithostrotia/Lithostrotia incertae sedis

Jobaria (by Stephen O'Connor)
Early Cretaceous north Africa (Sahara)
Grouping: Macronaria/late-surviving basal macronarian (perhaps a Camarasaurid)

Mamenchisaurus youngi (by Stephen O'Connor)
Middle Jurassic China
Grouping: Eusauropoda (or perhaps Neosauropoda)/Euhelopodidae (or Mamenchisauridae)

Sauropoda (and some prosauropoda) by Brian Franczak.
See if you can find Dicraeosaurus, Diplodocus, Haplocanthosaurus, Camarasaurus, Isisaurus, Omeisaurus, Brachiosaurus, and Saltasaurus.

Nenquensaurus (by Andrey Atuchin)
Late Cretaceous Argentina
Grouping: Macronaria/Titanosauria/Lithostrotia/Saltasauridae

Janenschia (by Andrey Atuchin)
Late Jurassic Tanzania
Grouping: Macronaria/Titanosauria/basal titanosaur (or possibly Andesauridae)

Isisaurus (by Andrey Atuchin)
Early Cretaceous India
Grouping: Macronaria/Titanosauria/basal titanosaur

Diplodocus and hatchlings (by Mick Ellison)

Brachiosaurus altithorax (by Mark Hallett)
Late Jurassic Colorado & Wyoming, USA
Grouping: Macronaria/Brachiosauridae/Giraffatitanae

Futalognkosaurus dukei (by Julius T. Csotonyi)
Mid-Cretaceous Argentina
Grouping: Macronaria/Titanosauria/Lognkosauridae

Shunosaurus, Gasosaurus, and Huayangosaurus
(by Greg Paul - this is MOST of the full version)
Middle Jurassic China
Shunosaurus' grouping: Derived cetiosaurid/Transitional form

Apatosaurus herd (by Greg Paul) - an old-school yet still very accurate painting
Late Jurassic Colorado & Wyoming, USA
Grouping: Diplodocoidea/Flagellicaudata/Diplodocidae/Apatosaurinae

Apatosaurus rearing to feed (by Greg Paul) - classic version

Diplodocus herd fending off a river ambush by Allosaurus (by Greg Paul)
Late Jurassic Colorado & Wyoming, USA
Grouping: Diplodocoidea/Flagellicaudata/Diplodocidae/Diplodocinae

The Abelisaur Aucasaurus raids a titanosaur nest (by John Sibbick)
Mid-Cretaceous Argentina
Grouping: unknown - the sauropods here are just generic Patagonian titanosaurs.

A lone Ceratosaur observes An Apatosaurus stampede (by John Sibbick)

Chuanjiesaurus fends off Yangchuanosaurus (by Raul Martin)
Middle to Late Jurassic China
Conservative grouping: Eusauropoda/Mamenchisauridae
Radical grouping: Macronaria/Euhelopodidae/Mamenchisauridae (or perhaps somphospondyli?)

Pleurocoelus getting bitten by Acrocanthosaurus (by Greg Paul)
Early Cretaceous Texas, USA
Grouping: Macronaria/Brachiosauridae/Pleurocoelinae

Tendaguru Scene: Brachiosaurus (Giraffatitan) brancai and Dicraeosaurus hansemanni (by Greg Paul)
Late Jurassic Tanzania
Brachiosaurus grouping: Macronaria/Brachiosauridae/Giraffatitanae
Dicraeosaurus grouping: Diplodocoidea/Flagellicaudata/Dicraeosauridae

Camarasaurus, Barosaurus, and Apatosaurus feeding (by Greg Paul)
Late Jurassic Wyoming, USA

Diplodocus herd (by Raul Martin)


Peter Bond said...

Thanks for the additions, Nima. Absolutely love all the Greg Paul and juicy Sibbick pieces! I was also looking for a sauropod size comparison picture, but couldn't find a good pic - but this Walking Sauropods of Brian Franczak is perfect.

Nima said...

You're very welcome, Peter!

I really like the Franczak sauropod sequence too... I only wish there was a bigger version on the internet (I tried looking for one, alas to no avail...)

Franczak uses a lot of good color schemes (though his Diplodocus is a bit out there, but I still like it). The only downside is, he doesn't seem to be producing any new paintings! His site's deader than dead and I can't find any trace of him online.

The Greg Paul stuff is classic, I'm glad I got the books with the images because Jordan Mallon's GSP fan site got shut down (though I'm not aware of the details involved in that).

Also I'd like to know what everyone here thinks of Andrey Atuchin and Stephen O'Connor, I haven't seen anyone else tackle as many titanosaur paintings as these two, and they both have a lot of talent for creative color schemes and anatomical accuracy.

Nima said...

Hmmm... it's been a while already... and still only 2 comments including mine! Either I made a mistake or this may be one of the the most ignored or under-appreciated posts in the history of ArtEvolved. And it wasn't exactly easy to find all this art...

Boo hoo hoo ;(

Now seriously I understand everyone's busy with all sorts of stuff... so am I... but a few comments wouldn't hurt.

Craig Dylke said...

Nima- Ironically over the long term has has turned out to be one of our most heavily viewed posts in the 2012 era ;)

However welcome to my overall world with this site... Lots of work little out-loud recognition :(