pterosaur art

By some crazy stroke of luck one Clear Alolan Night, you may have the once-in-a-lifetime pleasure to spot ghastly blue lights streaking across the sky. The Alolan Aerodactyl is still a very mysterious Pokemon to Scientists all over the World. Due to the fact that none of the eyewitness descriptions match those of the common revived Aerodactyl, some scientists believe it to be a species of Aerodactyl that never went Extinct, hiding out in the remote Jungles of Alola for Millions of years. Other scientists however aren’t fully convinced it’s even real, as no one’s been able to catch one yet.

*Flash Bang: Alolan Aerodactyl’s signature ability. If this Pokemon is stuck by a Critical Hit, it will release a bright flash of light from its body, which both causes Confusion and Harshly lowers the Speed of the opponent.


Wanted to make some adjustments to Alolan Aerodactyl. It’s now Ghost/Flying, which is probably more appropriate given Cryptids might as well be Ghosts, it has a Ghastly Glow, and it’s an Animal that should be extinct but isn’t. Its design now also looks much more different from the original Aerodactyl, taking the Crests and Wings from Nyctosaurus and the Lower Jaw of Ikrandraco.

These bastards took me three days to finish.

Anyway today’s, yesterday’s, and the day before that’s dinosaur fridge magnet is not a dinosaur– it’s Quetzalcoatlus. I sort of did myself in with this one as the magnet it’s based on is flying, but Quetzalcoatlus looks really cool when it’s on the ground, so I decided to draw it in both poses. This may or may not have been a mistake, but that alone can’t account for the fact that despite having very strong silhouetted and being constructed out of simple, charismatic shapes, these things were incredibly difficult for me to draw. This could also have something to do with the fact that I’ve never really drawn a pterosaur before, at least not since I was like, ten.

The offending magnet actually looks nothing like a Quetzalcoatlus (and it’s labeled as “Pterodactyl” on the box), and the only reason I think that’s even what it’s supposed to be is because it clearly follows all the incredibly inaccurate paleoart tropes that normally apply to Quetzalcoatlus– gangly legs, long, skinny wings, what was probably at one time an Aztec-inspired color scheme, and of course, the essential Azhdarchid head nubbin, which is as ubiquitous as it is confusing, because no Azhdarchid is actually known to have anything remotely like it. It’s below the cut:

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519: Ropen

Pretty sure Azhdarchidae would be absolutely terrifying if it was the Ropen.

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Jonathan Whitcomb Eyewitness Testimony

Star Wars Rides Dinosaurs #5:

I have not been following “Star Wars Rebels,” the latest animated Star Wars TV show, very carefully. Hera Syndulla is one of the band of rebels, and I think, the captain and pilot of their ship. She is a Twi'lek, one of the humanoid, but not human, species in the Star Wars universe. This means, (fun facts that I just learned on the “Wookiepedia” today) that parts of her brain are located in her “head-tails” and that her eyebrows are tatooed on.

I felt I had been shirking the color possibilities of the dinosaurs in the series so far, making them all an amorphous grey/green. Of course, no one knows for sure what sort of coloring would be accurate….

The color scheme definitely got away from me on this one. The greyish green solution looks pretty good in retrospect.

Another one because it’s fun

There’s a Rumor going about of Alolan Forms, three of which are the Kanto Fossils that never went Extinct

Consider: Ropen Aerodactyl

By some crazy stroke of luck one Clear Alolan Night, you may have the once-in-a-lifetime pleasure to spot ghastly blue lights streaking across the sky. The Alolan Aerodactyl is still a very mysterious Pokemon to Scientists all over the World. Due to the fact that none of the eyewitness descriptions match those of the common revived Aerodactyl, some scientists believe it to be a species of Aerodactyl that never went Extinct, hiding out in the remote Jungles of Alola for Millions of years. Other scientists however aren’t fully convinced it’s even real, as no one’s been able to catch one yet.

Edit 8/13/16: Added a Bio

Edit 11/15/16: Pssst, I’ve got a new and better design for this Pokemon, reblog this instead

Austriadactylus is finally done. I must say I spent a lot of time looking at reconstructions of pterosaur wings. I tried to capture the soft flesh wedge behind the arms and hint at the fibers that strengthen the wing membrane. I also figured since the crest is such a unique feature on a primitive pterosaur it probably would have just been bony and not nearly as fleshy as its later relatives’.

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Cause Prehistory isn’t just about dinosaurs, I made a poster with every ‘Dinovember Without Dinosaurs’ illustrations that I’ve been drawing during last month. Hope you like it!

If you want one, you can purchase it here:  http://www.redbubble.com/people/franxurio/works/18506216-dinovember-without-dinosaurs-2015?c=459839-dinovember-without-dinosaurs

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