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Title: Borealopelta
Pixel Artist: SovanJedi  (Level 3 Dodo :: 11373 points)
Posted: 11/21/2017 13:05
Palette: 92 colors
Statistics:  26 comments    122 faves    0 avatars

Drawn for #drawdinovember 2017. It's Borealopelta, a nodosaur officially named this year. Famous for having one of the best preserved fossils of its size ever discovered - it's so well kept it even has colour information in it, meaning we know exactly what colour it was originally.

92 colours, made using GraphicsGale.

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MrQuetch (Level 5 NES) @ 4/18/2021 16:20

What a beautiful piece! The reds and greens seem to blend very well.

LiteraryPixels (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 8/28/2018 16:47

This is really beautiful -- I'm blown away.

fawful (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 11/28/2017 14:38

holy frick

Owlfly (Level 3 Stalker) @ 11/28/2017 14:19

awesome colors and composition!

Niding (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/28/2017 07:39

Beautiful. Pink and blue looks always good together.

Asfodelo (Level 5 Sunflower) @ 11/26/2017 14:24

C'mon! That's just too good! Love the colours and composition!

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 11/25/2017 16:28

Absolutely gorgeous.

wasteboy (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 11/25/2017 13:33

that composition tho 

Pheno (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 11/24/2017 09:57

Brings to mind the masterpieces of Elk. It's so gorgeous.

SovanJedi (Level 3 Dodo) @ 11/23/2017 16:53

Wow, thank youfor the kind words. And yes, it is an incredibly exciting fossil to find - the photos of the fossil look sublime.

(Also I fixed the thumbnail to be <10kb now)

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 11/23/2017 16:24

Super lovely.

Evidence (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 11/22/2017 19:25


gennoveus (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/22/2017 16:33

Thank you for getting back to me. That's fascinating! It's not every day you get to learn something at the same time as appreciating pixel art

darchangel (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 11/22/2017 13:53

Lovely piece of art

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 11/22/2017 13:03

Beautiful work.

Pixelart_kid (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/22/2017 10:12

Wonderful piece!! Great detail!

IvoryFalcon (Level 5 Soldier) @ 11/22/2017 07:36

Looks crazy good, must have taken ages to make this...!

SovanJedi (Level 3 Dodo) @ 11/22/2017 04:12

Thank you! Well I adjusted the colours slightly for the style of the piece - the real animal had more copper red rather than pink - but yes, they are the colours found in the fossil (scientists have found fossilised remnants of chemicals used to determine the pigment of the animal's skin)

gennoveus (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/21/2017 22:45

800 x 800!? How long did this take you? The subtle water effects and fog in the distance ar especially well done. I don't know much about dinosaurs; is the pink / white colours of the Borealopelta the actual colours found in the fossil?

TRUEvector (Level 8 Tengu) @ 11/21/2017 21:56

 So good...

andylittle (Level 9 T-rex) @ 11/21/2017 21:43

Looks like a dino paradise )  Amazing art.

Fleja2003 (Level 7 Lotus) @ 11/21/2017 17:19

Wow - this is amazing!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 11/21/2017 14:58

When I saw the first photos of the holotype I just couldn't believe it. Easily beating that juvenile Chasmosaurus found by Currie last year by a mile. To be honest  I thought it was a cast of some sort.

Most people don't understand that we extremely rarely find three dimensional fossils, most bones are flattened doing fossilization. A fossil this well preserved and with colour information is basically unheard of! The holy grail if you will.

Absolutetly no complaints from both a pixel and palaeontologic perspective! Must be one of my favourite pieces ever! It's aboslutely epic!

btw. Preview over 10kb! Argh.

A2J2TIWARI (Level 4 Murderer) @ 11/21/2017 14:23

So fancy

SovanJedi (Level 3 Dodo) @ 11/21/2017 13:15

Whoops! Good catch. It's fixed now.

Fusionnist (Level 10 Operative) @ 11/21/2017 13:06

Full version is preview as well?

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