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Dinosaurs Are Gnarly! by raven-amos Dinosaurs Are Gnarly! :iconraven-amos:raven-amos 40 3 Elephant's Rainbow by raven-amos Elephant's Rainbow :iconraven-amos:raven-amos 8 0 Alice in Wonderland by raven-amos Alice in Wonderland :iconraven-amos:raven-amos 67 7 Yawning Papilloma Virus-Infected Deinonychus by raven-amos Yawning Papilloma Virus-Infected Deinonychus :iconraven-amos:raven-amos 21 3 Different Takes on Dimetrodon by raven-amos Different Takes on Dimetrodon :iconraven-amos:raven-amos 55 9 Oncorhynchus rastrosus by raven-amos Oncorhynchus rastrosus :iconraven-amos:raven-amos 28 5 Cheeky Anurognathus TeeSpring Shirt by raven-amos Cheeky Anurognathus TeeSpring Shirt :iconraven-amos:raven-amos 81 8 Anurognathus - Cheeky Pterosaur Challenge! by raven-amos Anurognathus - Cheeky Pterosaur Challenge! :iconraven-amos:raven-amos 50 17 Valentine's Day 2015 by raven-amos Valentine's Day 2015 :iconraven-amos:raven-amos 19 4 Gorwydd - speculative flightless pterosaur by raven-amos Gorwydd - speculative flightless pterosaur :iconraven-amos:raven-amos 29 5 Farke Brewing Logo - Spinops by raven-amos Farke Brewing Logo - Spinops :iconraven-amos:raven-amos 38 2 Fox Racing Logo by raven-amos Fox Racing Logo :iconraven-amos:raven-amos 2 0 Triceratops prorsus silhouette - PhyloPic by raven-amos Triceratops prorsus silhouette - PhyloPic :iconraven-amos:raven-amos 39 16 Happy Birthday, Emily Willoughby! by raven-amos Happy Birthday, Emily Willoughby! :iconraven-amos:raven-amos 35 9 #Elegrams Help Save Elephants by raven-amos #Elegrams Help Save Elephants :iconraven-amos:raven-amos 11 3 A Fall Day Out by raven-amos A Fall Day Out :iconraven-amos:raven-amos 101 19

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If you ask me about Spinosaurus...
Is it a quadruped, like what many people now think it is?
Well, I don't think it's a quadruped. The legs and hips are too small in their model.
According to Scott Hartman, the actual hips and legs are ~127% of their digital model dimensions. This shifts the center of gravity backwards, and long with the longer legs and larger pelvis, revives the bipedalism of Spinosaurus.
How far does the spine at the back extend?
I think it still extends to the tail by a degree, like the previous reconstructions. The sacrals, as well as most of the caudals, especially those that are situated closer to the hips, have not been found. I would give it a tall anterior caudal, based on this:
(Scaling the holotype's alleged anterior caudal to the centrum length of the neotype's first anterior caudal seems to make the neural
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Dinosaurs Are Gnarly!
Live fast, die ugly! Some predatory dinosaurs led rough and dangerous lives, often leaving them scarred and in ill health. In fact, many dinosaur skeletons reveal old battle scars and wounds sustained in life, as well as symptoms of disease.

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Elephant's Rainbow
An elephant paints a dripping, colorful rainbow in the sky. Made for the DesignByHumans Eco Collection - if you buy an "Elephant's Rainbow" t-shirt during the month of April 2017, DesignByHumans will plant a tree!

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Alice in Wonderland
Alice the pint-sized Nanuqsaurus takes a turn into a forgotten garden of ancient ferns, gingkoes, conifers, and cycad holdovers from a younger, wetter Earth along the banks of ancestral Prince Creek and Colville River - no doubt, feeling very small indeed among the towering cypress and dawn redwood trees.
Yawning Papilloma Virus-Infected Deinonychus
A yawning Deinonychus (doing that weird neck thing that shoebills and pelicans can do) suffers from a form of Papilloma virus heavily infecting his legs and other parts of his body.
  • Eating: Toast and jam
  • Drinking: Green tea
  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
    I'm not quite an early adopter, but I've been with DA for 12 years.

  2. What does your username mean?
    It's my real name.

  3. Describe yourself in three words.
    Crazy dino girl.

  4. Are you left or right handed?

  5. What was your first deviation?
    Probably this one:
    Elam - Erraknid by raven-amos

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
    I gravitate towards digital art nowadays - before, I was just doing ink work and coloring with a mouse.

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
    Awesome, atmospheric oil paintings (like Brom or Wayne Douglas Barlowe).

  8. What was your first favourite?
    Filth by retromortis

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
    Dinosaur art, goth art...

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
    I can't really just pick one. Probably :iconabiogenisis:

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
    I don't know! Probably :icontracyjb:

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
    They've encouraged me to keep going with my art and become a better artist.

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
    Cintiq tablet on my 13" MBP.

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
    Strangely enough, a certain cafe in Anchorage, AK called Modern Dwellers.

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
    Being introduced to so many wonderful artists. (Not really a memory, I know)



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Art is resistance.
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I am a graphic designer by trade, an illustrator at heart, with experience in mural painting, audio/video editing, camera work, and photography.



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Ouroboros-491 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016
Happy birthday!
Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy birthday Raven
dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :)
babbletrish Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the Watch!
Aesirr Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016
Thank you for faving
Dragunalb Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave on =)
Common heron study by Dragunalb
HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Permission to use the "bowerbird" concept for a story? Albeit with a different species and different behavior regarding construction of the nest? I can credit you, if you want. :) (Smile)
raven-amos Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yes, indeed! Spread the bowertyrant love! (Attribution and link back to here or my RedBubble page (…) is most appreciated).
HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, man! In my story, it's a Tarbosaurus. :)
WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Hiya!  Thanks very much for the watch!
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