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Lambeosaurus magnicristatus by TopGon Lambeosaurus magnicristatus by TopGon
A kind of "bird gide book" illustration. I inspired on oryx's pattern to color this. I don't like very much the excessive intense color pattern on medium to large dinasaurs, to me is more likely a palette simmilar to actual great mammals.

Hope you like it.
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FredtheDinosaurman Featured By Owner Edited Aug 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Very elegant my friend! Love the style and color scheme, mind if I steal the color scheme? :D I agree, I prefer my dinosaurs less rainbow-style and more realistic when it comes to skin/feather color. Great work :clap:
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TopGon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! You can steal it, no problem hahahaha.
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FredtheDinosaurman Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Much thanks lol keep up the awesome work!
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's true no one knows for sure how (most) dinosaurs were coloured, but those super bright 'throw every colour on here because we can' dinosaurs bother me as well. So it's always wonderful to see dinosaur colouration inspired by that of modern animals, and especially when it's done with such beautiful inspiration as the Oryx gazelles. I think you did a splendid job on this illustraton, the male is very handsome looking indeed with those lovely facial markings. Great work! :clap:
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TopGon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you a lot. You always have compliments for my work. I think of the colors in the same way, but it's true that is not easy to avoid this specially when my childhood references are sometimes bizarre colored dinos. I'm sure that the smaller ones should had very brightfull colors, but I doubt that an animal 10 m long looked like a gigantic chamaeleon. This doesn't means that feathered dinos and those with, obviously displaying aimed structures, have had bright color in those structures as well.
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your works always deserve all the compliments they get :) True, there's whole scores of artists who preferred the colourful dinosaur approach and that no doubt rubbed off on some of the more recent additions to the paleoart field as well. Larger animals indeed tend to turn a little more drab and even if hey have patterning like for example a zebra or a giraffe it's always in 'basic' colours like sandy brown or simple black and white. Like you say, lots of the colouration would also have been determined by behaviour and relationships between individuals. A display crest wouldn't be very fancy if it didn't have some splash of colour on it!
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TopGon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
;)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work! Lambeosaurs are so cool! :aww:
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They look really realistic with those colours :)
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TopGon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thamk you.
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