fantasy dinosaurs


Dinotopia is a fictional utopia created by author and illustrator James Gurney. It is the setting for the book series with which it shares its name. Dinotopia is an isolated island inhabited by shipwrecked humans and sentient dinosaurus who have learned to coexist peacefully as a single symbiotic society. The first book has “appeared in 18 languages in more than 30 countries and sold two million copies.”Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time and Dinotopia: The World Beneath both won Hugo awards for best original artwork.

anonymous asked:

Could you do a breed analysis on the noble Stegosaurus? All I know about them is what InGen's been saying, but I don't really know if I can trust that... /jokepost

You should always be cautious about what anybody, including an organization, tells you about an animal they want you to buy. But you can trust me completely because I’m definitely not trying to sell you a stegosaurus, and I’m definitely not taking any sponsorship bribes.

Originally posted by manucalavera

The Noble Stegosaurus is a charming creature and pleasant pet, unlike its unfortunate flatulent relative the Vulgar Stegosaurus. It requires well thought out care, and with patience you can have a loyal pet who will be able to differentiate you from a tree.

Noble Stegosaurus require careful planning of their enclosure or paddock because they are prone to misadventure. Unfortunately the modest cognitive capacity of this species, coupled with the fact that is has been plonked into a time period for which it has not adapted means they are prone to accidents and unintentional poisoning. Noble Stegosaurs will acquire intestinal foreign bodies from eating non-food objects, and require expensive surgery to treat.

In a similar vein, Fecolith development can present with similar symptoms to an intestinal foreign body, but accurate diagnosis may allow this condition to be treated with vast quantities of laxatives. The consequences of doing so are self explanatory. Smaller stegosaurus are more prone to this condition.

The Noble Stegosaurus is adapted to dry climates, and consequently will develop fungal infections of both skin and lungs if exposed to chronic humidity.

Like many reptiles, UVB light and adequate calcium intake are critical to prevent Metabolic Bone Disease. Improper care of your Noble Stegosaurus will result in spontaneous pathological bone fractures, which owing to their slow metabolism will often take 6 months or more to heal, even under optimal conditions. In this case an ounce of prevention is worth more than three tonnes of cure.

Due to the unusual development history of the Noble Stegosaurus, our dino friends have not co-evolved with local parasites. In many cases this results in the stego being highly resistant to the parasite, because the parasite has not evolved methods of evading the host’s defenses. Trichostrogylus spp worms in particular have proved devastating to Stegosaurus permitted to free graze in paddocks that have been previously inhabited by livestock.

Noble Stegosaurs greatly benefit from a breed specific supplement regime to acount for the gaps in their evolutionary history and a few quirks left over from the extinction reversal process.



Darla “Mama Darla”

Darla is the owner of The Ruffled Feather (Yep), a small tavern on the edge of town. She maintains the bar along with her friend Otis. She might seem kind and gentle on the outside, but she can be very stern and aggressive when her patrons or her tavern is under fire. She believes that even a cold heart can be melted by some tough love and a good hot meal. She often gives motherly advice to Alex as Darla is the closest thing she has to a mother. 

Sam “Samz” 

Sam spends most of her time in  The Neon City. A place filled with nightclubs, casinos and back alley deals. She keeps her nose clean of any shady goings on and just enjoys being in her element. Sam was Alex’s first point of contact when she arrived in The Neon City, to which is way out of her own element. She enjoys dancing, signing and partying till the never ending night. 


Since I’ve been playing around with dinosaur based designs I wanted to try some less organic looking dinos.

Inspired by indominus rex, angles from bayonetta and strait up zombies. They’re hyper engineered with metallic skeletons and interior plating.
skin and organ generation in the face is usually left malformed to leave room for gear and computerized control attachments. (So basicly REALLY expensive and impractical zombies)

drawn in procreate and sketch club

:Neurotenic spinosaurus:
A lean and skeletal neuro specimen with an abnormal electromagnetic field radiating from it’s bioluminescent spinel structures. It’s magnetic field operates at a frequency that not only disrupts electronics but also interferes with ones neural connection between the brain and eyes causing optic distortion ranging from ‘visual snow’ to compleat blindness. If you’re vision starts to fail you better run in the right direction and hope you’re either too heavy to be snagged by it’s harpoon-like tongue or too swift to be caught by it’s hook-like tail.