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Edmontosaurus by bensen-daniel Edmontosaurus by bensen-daniel

The animals were enormous. Less like elephants than whales. Galleons sailing between the trees. Deep tails like knife blades, short, flexible necks, long flattened faces.

Edmontosaurs,” Trals whispered in her ear, “I believe you call them. Duck-bills. Named after the creature the Ethlek call an 'edmontosaur-billed bird'.”

---From Groom of the Tyrannosaur Queen www.thekingdomsofevil.com/?pag…

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This painting is dedicated to :iconwhalewithlegs: for his help critiquing and improving Tyrannosaur Queen. It's a much better story for his help.

I'm happy I got to include this bit of new goofiness www.cell.com/current-biology/r… in this reconstruction.

The only problem is the scale. I thought the lighting worked out well.

Watercolor with plastic surgery done in SAI

Done while listening to: A Fire Upon the Deep

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:iconheytomemeimhome:
Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
An 'edmontosaur-billed bird' brought a warm smile to my face.
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:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Much obliged.
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electreel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
If the edmontosaurs from the WWD movie had this sort of appearence you'd probably hear some stupid phrase like: "He hides behind trees, avoiding his male herd companions who usually make fun of his odd looks, calling him Mr Rooster and such..."
Jokes aside, very beautiful illustration!
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Rooster the red-combed duck-bill
Had a very stupid head
And if you'd ever saw it
You'd wish that you'd already fled...
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electreel Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
:lol:
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:iconwhalewithlegs:
whalewithlegs Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I have to admitt hat it's supremely awesome how your speculations were vindicated by science! :p
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twomedicinefm2011 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Luv it! :D
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:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Thanks!
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twomedicinefm2011 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
welcome! :)
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Baurusuchus Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
love the "Galleons sailing between the trees" line
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