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Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Corellian_Outrider , Jun 3, 2019.

  1. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Curator: Art&RPF | Oceania RSA | CR NSW star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    "Breathe Deep. Seek Peace." - Old Dinotopian saying

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    Art from Dinotopia - James Gurney

    Jurassic June has returned! I'm sure some of you are familiar with the drawing challenge, where you create prehistoric related art for the month of June. It be fun to create and share what we come up with in this thread.

    A week of colours will be award for the winning entries at the end of the month.
     
  2. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - Rebel At Heart. star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Gets out ancient sketch pad and doodles....
     
  3. Khalia Octa

    Khalia Octa Bringer of Truth to EUC star 5 VIP - Game Winner

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    I am interested to do this, but I've never drawn dinosaurs. Surprising, I know :p Might try some woolly mammoths though, those guys are cute.
     
  4. Tari Narvina

    Tari Narvina SW Film/Music Interview thread host star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    i might too lol
     
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  5. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - Rebel At Heart. star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I asked, birds are dinosaurs!

    BOOM!!
     
  6. Tari Narvina

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  7. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Curator: Art&RPF | Oceania RSA | CR NSW star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    Technically, birds came from a class of dinosaurs. Protofeathers evolved back then and there has been fossil evidence of some sporting plumage.

    Trying to capture that look artistically has been a bit tricky though I think James Gurney has done a wonderful job with some of his works, especially in Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara. Some references for inspiration.


     
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  8. TheAdmiral

    TheAdmiral Force Ghost star 4

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    There will be more inspiration soon enough, given that they have announced the Jurassic World animated series.
     
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  9. Togruta

    Togruta Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    While I'm not sure what to draw for this, I gotta say that illustration had me intrigued enough to look up "Dinotopia". I kind of want to check out the books now.
     
  10. TheAdmiral

    TheAdmiral Force Ghost star 4

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    You should, also I think there was an old Hallmark series.
     
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  11. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Curator: Art&RPF | Oceania RSA | CR NSW star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    Definitely worth checking out. A few years ago they released a special 20th anniversary edition of the books. The original artworks were rescanned and a special "Making of" section at the end. James Gurney does a blog which is has some great tips and resources for artists.

    There was to be a film back in the 90s but that had unfortunately fell through though. That was before the prequels started production and there had been controversy when TPM had came out due to some of the similarities Theed shared with Waterfall City. Interesting article regarding that bit of history
    here.

    There was a Walt Disney TV / Hallmark miniseries that lead into a tv series that only went for 1 season.

    I probably went a bit overboard there :p I grew up with the books and his works has been an inspiration for me.
     
  12. Togruta

    Togruta Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Hey, it's a Star Wars forum. We all gotta geek out every now and then. [face_coffee]
     
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  13. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - Rebel At Heart. star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    And believe it or not, I am in creative mode.............art is subjective and as I cannot draw, I have purchased fabric and have drafted a pattern........stand by!
     
  14. Khalia Octa

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    Ooh, sounds intriguing, can't wait to see what you come up with!!
     
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  15. Tari Narvina

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    could become an art/textiles challenge
     
  16. Togruta

    Togruta Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Here's what I came up with... Kinda inspired by those triceratops illustrations:

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  17. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - Rebel At Heart. star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Ok this has had a few names but I based it in Nessie so a plesiosaur, and I have photos of the creation process if no one buys I made him - my son has christened him Dicosaurus......will leave that to your imaginations.

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    Sent from my X Wing via sub space.
     
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  18. Khalia Octa

    Khalia Octa Bringer of Truth to EUC star 5 VIP - Game Winner

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    Love his face, looks great :D
     
  19. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Curator: Art&RPF | Oceania RSA | CR NSW star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    Wonderful works, I love the Ceratopsian you've created, @Togruta and also the Plesiosaur you've created @Adalia-Durron

    It's hard to choose as both are great and you both worked with different mediums. You both are awarded colours and title for a week. Congratulations!

    To round out June, the piece I worked on is of a Parasaurolophus:


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  20. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - Rebel At Heart. star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I appreciate the offer, but as I have them I'm not fussed at all.......honest. I did it for fun.

    Having said that, I know you never take the win but I do so adore your work.
     
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