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Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus by TheWoodParable Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus :iconthewoodparable:TheWoodParable 101 12 Beach Boys of Hell Creek (Saurian fanart) by TheWoodParable Beach Boys of Hell Creek (Saurian fanart) :iconthewoodparable:TheWoodParable 145 25 ''Changdusaurus laminoplacodus'' by TheWoodParable ''Changdusaurus laminoplacodus'' :iconthewoodparable:TheWoodParable 37 2 Tingmiatornis arctia by TheWoodParable Tingmiatornis arctia :iconthewoodparable:TheWoodParable 47 3 Triceratops horridus dancing in the firelight by TheWoodParable Triceratops horridus dancing in the firelight :iconthewoodparable:TheWoodParable 66 5 Rativates evadens by TheWoodParable Rativates evadens :iconthewoodparable:TheWoodParable 117 9 Darwin Train by TheWoodParable Darwin Train :iconthewoodparable:TheWoodParable 27 2 Fukuivenator paradoxus by TheWoodParable Fukuivenator paradoxus :iconthewoodparable:TheWoodParable 82 6 Parasaurolophus walkeri scale drawing by TheWoodParable Parasaurolophus walkeri scale drawing :iconthewoodparable:TheWoodParable 59 14 Merry Dinomas! by TheWoodParable Merry Dinomas! :iconthewoodparable:TheWoodParable 97 6 Dakotaraptor steini by TheWoodParable Dakotaraptor steini :iconthewoodparable:TheWoodParable 136 13 Neovenator salerii scale drawing by TheWoodParable Neovenator salerii scale drawing :iconthewoodparable:TheWoodParable 41 6 Ornithocheirus simus by TheWoodParable Ornithocheirus simus :iconthewoodparable:TheWoodParable 77 12 New Japanse Tyrannosaur by TheWoodParable New Japanse Tyrannosaur :iconthewoodparable:TheWoodParable 84 14 A Better Fake Theropod no. 2 by TheWoodParable A Better Fake Theropod no. 2 :iconthewoodparable:TheWoodParable 70 18 Splish splash splosh by TheWoodParable Splish splash splosh :iconthewoodparable:TheWoodParable 57 6


Zhongjianosaurus by Midiaou Zhongjianosaurus :iconmidiaou:Midiaou 196 77 Slender Complete Bowl by PLASTOSPLEEN Slender Complete Bowl :iconplastospleen:PLASTOSPLEEN 100 25 Aigialosuchus villandensis by Kana-hebi Aigialosuchus villandensis :iconkana-hebi:Kana-hebi 142 7 Spinosaurus by MALvit Spinosaurus :iconmalvit:MALvit 125 6 Eustreptospondylus oxoniensis by Kana-hebi Eustreptospondylus oxoniensis :iconkana-hebi:Kana-hebi 183 38 Limusaurus by Hyrotrioskjan Limusaurus :iconhyrotrioskjan:Hyrotrioskjan 154 9 Dragon by ExIllustrated Dragon :iconexillustrated:ExIllustrated 16 1 Torpedillo by PLASTOSPLEEN Torpedillo :iconplastospleen:PLASTOSPLEEN 109 44 Death in the Darkness by Sheather888 Death in the Darkness :iconsheather888:Sheather888 110 18 Bridge to the Unknown by Stolpergeist Bridge to the Unknown :iconstolpergeist:Stolpergeist 45 11 Torvosaurus tanneri by KirbyniferousRegret Torvosaurus tanneri :iconkirbyniferousregret:KirbyniferousRegret 78 22 Plunderer from Utah by ScottHartman Plunderer from Utah :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 404 394 Ludodactylus skulls by Zhejiangopterus Ludodactylus skulls :iconzhejiangopterus:Zhejiangopterus 7 0 Vulcanodon karibaensis by Ornithopsis Vulcanodon karibaensis :iconornithopsis:Ornithopsis 22 2 Skull Island Critters by Tomozaurus Skull Island Critters :icontomozaurus:Tomozaurus 220 43 Run by Midiaou Run :iconmidiaou:Midiaou 78 18


Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus
Done as the 1st of April's Dinosaur of the Day for 

Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus, while obviously not a dinosaur, was a marine reptile from the Early Jurassic. Here I've depicted a mother giving birth while her mate circles, prepared to fend off any predators. Plesiosaurs were unusual amongst reptiles in that they were viviparous - they gave birth to live young. Plesiosaurs probably gave birth to a single, well developed offspring, and it is therefore though that they invested more time and effort in ensuring that their offspring survived (this is known as K-strategy).
Beach Boys of Hell Creek (Saurian fanart)
Been following the development of Saurian (check out their website here ) for several years now. I love the premise, and what's been shown so far just hits all the right notes for me, so I finally decided to do some fanart. Here, some Quetzalcoatlus sp. have their Mosasaurus meal interrupted by a very rude and unwanted guest, and are forced to make a quick getaway.

Some details in the foliage are somewhat hurried, but that's because I was in a hurry and also plants are boring.

Hope you all enjoy!
''Changdusaurus laminoplacodus''

This is "Changdusaurus laminoplacodus."

Normally when reconstructing prehistoric animals, there are methods to ensure you're being as accurate as possible, no matter how scrappy the fossil material. Techniques like phylogenetic bracketing allow us to create an interpretation of an animal based on better known close relatives, and inferences can be made about habitat and mode of life by looking at the shape of what remains are known and examining the formation in which they were found.

These techniques cannot be applied to Changdusaurus.

Named in the 1980s, but never formally described in any capacity, Changdusaurus is supposedly a stegosaur. However, any attempts to learn more about Changdusaurus would be fruitless, as the fossil remains, if they ever existed in the first place, have been lost. There are rumours of broad, thin dermal plates, flat ischia, and a reduced fourth femoral trochanter, though these claims are provided without evidence and are therefore worthless.

Here I have depicted a vague and nonspecific stegosaur resting next to a slow flowing river, in the mid-to-late Jurassic of an area that will one day be known as China. This is not so much a reconstruction, or even an interpretation, as it is an imagining of an animal that could potentially be referred to as "Changdusaurus".

Drawn for, the specific article can be found here.

I hope you all enjoy!

Tingmiatornis arctia
Tingmiatornis antarctica, a late Cretaceous ornithurine bird of indeterminate affiliations. Depicted here as plunge diving, a speculative behaviour that both illustrates the capacity for flight and for diving proposed in Bono, R.K.; Clarke, J.; Tarduno, J.A.; Brinkman, Donald (2016). Several living birds capable of flight and of diving, such as cormorants, pelicans, and of course gannets, to name a few, are capable of plunge diving to varying extents, I don't think it beyond the realms of possibility that Tingmiatornis was also capable of plunge diving. This behaviour also serves a functional purpose: obscuring the head, which is not known.

I hope you all enjoy it! 

This piece was done for, and the article can be found here.
Triceratops horridus dancing in the firelight
Hi, this is a piece done for's Dinovember community event, but it's for a special day - the fifth of November. Over here in England, particularly the south coast, that means one thing: fire. It's bonfire night. I decided to draw something thematically relevant.

Two male Triceratops, locked in territorial battle, are so focused on beating their opponent that they fail to notice as the forest fire blazes closer and closer.

I wanted to also give a shout-out to the excellent artist and my good friend Ahrkeath :iconahrkeath: whose excellently atmospheric and beautiful Diabloceratops piece (go check it out! It's awesome) may have partly inspired some of the themes seen in this drawing.

I hope you all enjoy this piece! To those of you who celebrate, have a wicked bonfire night! And those who don't, have an equally wicked whatever you're doing on the fifth of November!



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Jack Wood
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United Kingdom
I have, since I can remember, been fascinated by Dinosaurs and other prehistoric fauna. I specialise mainly in Palaeoart, and prefer to use pencils, though I am trying to get my head round Photoshop at the moment. I do not, however, just draw Dinosaurs. I have varied subject matter - some of said subjects are just a little silly.

I am still an amatuer, and have much to improve on. I hope you enjoy my work.


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paleosir Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the watch
TheWoodParable Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries! You've got some lovely artwork!
Kutchicetus-Minimus Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
Thanks for the watch!
Triceratopsian Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Hey Jack! Fantastic work! ~Loxo
TheWoodParable Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Your stuff's pretty damn quality too!
Triceratopsian Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
Lord-Frog Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist
Happy birthday! :D
AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!!!
TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx for ☆
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For some reason I had never come to checking your art out and now that I finally did I came to the conclusion that it's fricking awesome. Instant watch!
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