I've done a bunch of sketches/hand drawings for Biology/Paleobiology-related work, and so I wanted to share some of this art with you all! I used prisma markers and prisma colored pencils for the details and pigment liner for the outlines. Occasionally I will dabble in charcoal to make it more 3Dish. (:
This is known as the Carnotaurus sastrei. Its name basically means "meat eating bull". It's a little smaller than the T-rex, with vestigial arms that served no particular purpose (they were way too small and spaced apart; probably couldn't grapple with prey/predators very well). I'm thinking the horns were used in intraspecific competition (I.e competing for mates) since they can be interlocked together.
Next up is the Parasaurolophus walkeri; a herbivorous duck-billed dinosaur with an odd-shaped crest on its skull. Thinking the crest was used for thermoregulation and vocalization.
Just a standard sea turtle. Not sure which species I was aiming for, I think it's supposed to be Chelonia mydas.
Generic dragon surrounded by gold coins... Not really "biology" related, just wanted to draw a dragon for no real rhyme or reason.
This is an Eastern Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus) in its lead morph. They are fascinating creatures to study!
Einiosaurus procurvicornis. Never seen a ceratopsian dinosaur with a horn like that before!
Clan Jade Falcon symbol reimagined.
The Hatchling. Inspired by Jurassic World, haha.
Stibnite the Troodon. I was aiming for a weird "Stibnite-like" texture for the feathers/skin. The initial thought was, "Oh hey, why not combine mineral species with dinosaur species? That could be awesome and educational." Honestly, I'm not a fan of how this one turned out because it looks like Oscar the Grouch.
Highly stylized Archelon ischyros skull.
I apologize for the image size/quality. I hope they're not too big.
I need to get back into drawing again. If anyone has suggestions on what to draw next, that'd be awesome!