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So many of us paleoartists here on DA love to measure. Scott Hartman, Palaezoologist, Paleo King, and Qilong are prime examples who do excellent art and love to measure, measure, measure! NOTHING wrong with measuring...I do quite a lot of it myself...but will measuring carry the day? Artistically, I mean. The artists mentioned do excellent work artistically. Me? Measuring is a means to an end, but far from the only or even main means. Does it have one head or two? 


Did I put two?


Good work, then....

Seriously, I have a liddle iddy-biddy test for those of us who like to draw, paint, sculpt, and eat pizza. Lessee who can catch this ball and who misses.

The scene! From up in the air, like you are in a balloon...the gondola, actually, but no need to be too fussy.... YOU are looking down at an either very brave or very foolish artist/observer. (Brave being spelled f-o-o-l-i-s-h.) He or she! is facing a herd of giant sauropods....or horses....or dragons-take your pick!...and they are all lined up, side-by-side, but all of them on the same line. Imagine an unlucky quarterback alone facing the opposing team. Sort of like this:

I   I   I   I   I <-----These are the beasts!
        .         <-----That little dot is our artist!

All the beasts are lined up parallel to one another, all facing the same direction, looking forward. The artist is facing them.

What does our intrepid artist see? To me, it is obvious. Can you all get it right? Or will there be arguments about fish-eye camera lenses? The artist is using his/her eyes. The assumption can be made that he/she can see the beasts all at once, but ONLY FROM THAT SINGLE VANTAGE POINT. 

What do you say?


Well....some got it right, some got it wrong. Scott and Orionides got it right, the others did not, seeming to think the POV question being asked was POV gondola. For those who want to do realistic prehistoric animals, learn perspective, learn at least a little about parallax. Measuring pixels in GIMP means nothing if one cannot apply the knowledge in actual practice.

Scott Hartman is a measurer who took the bother to read and provided us with a concise, easy to understand, and perfectly accurate text description. Orionides sent me a Muro drawing, which was also correct. Bravo to both of them!!!!!! :clap: :iconraptorlaplz: :icondragonnod2: 

To be kind, I'll hazard a guess that many who read this journal thought it is a trick question. Nopers, it ain't. 


Bryan Joseph (Deino Joe) Riolo
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I'm an artist. Yes, that IS a surprise, considering this is an art site. I do many kinds of art, including writing. Been through good times and bad, something I am sure is true for many of us here. I love creativity. I love it when someone works hard to improve, which, as far as I can see, is exemplified by this site.

I do digital art and normal art: painting drawing, and many, many messes. Fantasy, dinosaurs, animals, abstracts, surrealism, portraits, and some kinds I have no names for are the kinds of stuff I do.

I am often iconoclastic and irreverent, but always respectful of honest effort, as I see it.

Current Residence: Somewhere close to Hell
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Favourite genre of music: Opera, Movie OST's, Folk
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams, Porter, Vishniak
Favourite style of art: Realism, Fantastic, Abstract, Surreal
Operating System: Windows!!!!
MP3 player of choice: My computer!
Shell of choice: Scallop! I dunno! What's a shell?
Wallpaper of choice: My Warrior Angels
Skin of choice: Human! Hey! How would I know"
Favourite cartoon character: Long John Silver
Personal Quote: Don't call me late for dinner!

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bear48 Mar 21, 2014  Professional
So what do think about/know about Anzu wyliei? seems like someone who would be up your alley 
Algoroth Mar 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
You talking about the new American oviraptorid?
bear48 Mar 21, 2014  Professional
New? yes  American? yes  oviraptorid I don't know that your department
Algoroth Mar 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Egg stealing mother shagger, yes. Izz Oviraptorid.
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Hi there long time no see I have made new sculpts hope you like them :D
Alex-MewMew Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist









Algoroth Jan 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well...yer welcome! 
SplicedBeast Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Llama badge!
bear48 Jan 1, 2014  Professional
I would like you invite you to crew up  ;) (Wink)…
Algoroth Jan 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
And vat be dis krew up thing, Bear?

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