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Although I like the results of my job as an illustrator, I find that I am too slow and thus too impractical to deliver good reconstructions in due time. 

The paleoartist who I like and I have mimicked the most are John Gurche, Doug Henderson and Mark "Crash" McCreery.

My art is more often updated at my Deviantart.


"CHAPI" - The armored titanosaur:  That is the nickname of an armoured titanosaur found at Lo Hueco (Cuenca Spain) with remains of its dermal armor associated.  In order to draw it, as we do not have enough data on this sauropod, except for its osteoderms we have drawn a quite robust sauropod (armoured animals appear to be more robust) with an elongated manus (recently presented at the EAVP) and the skull of Tapuisaurus (a beautiful titanosaur).


Saltasaurus loricatus  (2013) without osteoderms. Based on a Gregory S. Paul skeletal reconstruction. This is version 1.0. As soon as I find out the most likely arrangement for the bony plates I will be adding them.


This Triceratops horridus (2012) was drawn using Bob Bakker's classic "galloping Triceratops" drawing from his book "The Dinosaur Heresies", although retooled to match a little better what is presently known about ceratopsian biomechanics, although this one is not totally accurate. The skin pattern and texture was, unoriginally, based upon a rhinoceros. 


This Staurikosaurus pricei (2012) was done in order to try to quickly draw a dinosaur by 100% digital means. It was entirely drawn with Adobe Photoshop CS4, using a skeletal reconstruction as the basis. The protofeathers were added assuming the character is a synapomorphy of Dinosauria (that meaning the integumentary filamentous structures of ornithischians and saurischians would be homologous).

Concavenator corcovatus (2012). I drew this with the help of Prof. Jose Luis Sanz and Prof. Francisco Ortega, co authors of the original paper, and Elena Cuesta (Prof.'s Sanz PhD Student). It was drawn freehand, then scanned, textured and colored with Adobe Photoshop CS4.
Here, the famous hump was interpreted as a display structure, although it might have been a reservoir of some kind as well.

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