The Dinosauria

The Dinosauria

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The Dinosauria

Title: The Dinosauria
Pixel Artist: Mandrill  (Level 9 T-rex :: 35687 points)
Posted: 8/3/2015 10:54
Palette: 4 colors
Statistics:  24 comments    48 faves    0 avatars

Expected something else, didn't you. Shifty


Hey PJ, can you name these dinosaurs?

I started this almost a year ago, pretty much simultaneously with my other GB piece, hence the same palette.  I couldn't get myself to finish it though, furthermore it looked like trash.... but after Wolfenoctis' outstanding T-Rex, I just couldn't resist and had to rework it completely.



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Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 10/12/2016 14:43

Haha! Well done, man. You are the first to solve all the names, congrats.

Whoops, thanks for letting me know.

Arkan85 (Level 9 Rear Admiral) @ 2/27/2016 09:40

Good work!

I loved dinosaurs when I was a kid, so I checked on some old cards I have, and I figured out their names (wikipedia helped me for the second part of the name)

The solution is:

I. Stiracosaurus albertensis
II. Carnotaurus sastrei
III. Tirannosaurus rex
IV. Velociraptor mongoliensis
V. Allosaurus fragilis

But you should check the position of the "i" of the Velociraptor

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 9/23/2015 11:16

Absolutely correct, not bad at all!

Hehe, that's actually quite fitting. Two of the most interesting and biggest theropods, spinosaurus aegyptiacus and carcharadontosaurus saharicus lived in areas that are now within the borders of arabic speaking countries.

Ahh, feather development; a very interesting topic indeed. Makes me want to pixel dinosaurs from the maniraptora clade! I bet that was one terrific essay.

It's awesome that you are into dinosaurs, there are not that many people who like to dig deeper.. no pun intended.  ;)

nedink (Level 1 Intern) @ 9/22/2015 19:14

Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor mongoliensis? 

I did a small essay on the early stages of flight and feather development in therapods for my Arabic language class, lol. I know, super random but we just had to write about anything that interested us and I knew no one would write about anything close to that. Not that I really know anything I'm talking about, I'm just fascinated with dinosaurs.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 9/22/2015 10:42

Haha, great, cheers!

Two are pretty good actually. Which two can you name?

nedink (Level 1 Intern) @ 9/21/2015 14:40

This may now be my favorite piece of yours -- although I feel kind of stupid for not getting all of these immediately. At least I can name two of them 

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 9/21/2015 11:54

Thanks a ton, man! It's great to see that somebody actually knows the full scientific name!

alemelo (Level 1 Black Rhino) @ 9/20/2015 15:12

this is ABSOLUTELY DINO-TASTIC! carnotaurus sastrei is my favourite dino! cooool stuff 

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 8/15/2015 09:22

Thanks a ton, mate!

I used the brightest colour mostly for keeping a clean and easy base to proper AA the rough outlines, but contrast was second to that.

If you have any questions regarding mesozoic or palaeozoic life, fire away! :)

king_bobston (Level 10 Capo) @ 8/15/2015 09:11

Did you chose to use only three colors for the head itself because of better contrast to the background or because GB sprites use the fourth as transparent?

Either way, great piece with loads of details. Ever since you "outed" yourself as a dino-nerd, I've been waiting to see something dino related from you <3

(eventhrough I'm a totall dino-noob )

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 8/11/2015 07:17

Haha, thanks a lot, mate! It's always a joy reading your comments. :)

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 8/11/2015 06:23

Mandrill strikes again!

Excellent pixelling as always man!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 8/10/2015 09:21

Thanks a bunch, Brink! :)

Brink (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 8/10/2015 06:53

Outstanding work! 

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 8/8/2015 08:46

Thank you very much! Cool you like the piece.

showtime (Level 6 Made) @ 8/7/2015 17:56

Super nice!!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 8/5/2015 16:38

Glad you like it, thanks! :)

rklesmit (Level 5 Captain) @ 8/5/2015 13:59

Awesome work!

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 8/4/2015 02:50

@ Finlal

Yeah, those are the worst folks. Glad I don't know people like that. Whistling1

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 8/4/2015 02:44

@ jal


Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 8/4/2015 02:43

@ SoontheSlowking

Thanks a lot! :)

Finlal (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 8/3/2015 14:19

Now some dinofreak will come and tear those sculls to pieces.
I saw it happened to the poor 16 Bit T-rex.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 8/3/2015 12:29

hehe, I really did not expect this >.<

SoontheSlowking (Level 1 Seaman) @ 8/3/2015 11:51

Good job man!

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