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Brett

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Resting Liliensternus

A few weeks ago a new dinosaur trackway was found, this trackways showed a Dilophosaur like theropod (I drew Liliensternus since I haven't drawn it yet) walking and then resting, with it's hands on the ground folded into the body like this drawing. Why is that interesting? Well for years paleontologists thought that theropods held their hand palms down, called the bunny position, but recently it's been though that dinosaurs couldn't flex their forearms to do this and this find proves this out. Even the very early theropods held their arms like modern birds do, palms facing inward, thus showing that we are getting some things right;)

Best,

Brett

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Coolness! A feathered Heterodontosaur!

Just announced a new feathered dinosaur, this time it's NOT a theropod, or even a sauropod (the long necked kind brinched off from the meat eaters WAAAYYY back in the Triassic.) This time it's an Ornithischian, the line that leads to the duckbilled Hadrosaurs and the frilled Ceratopsians. If these turn out to be true feathers like the theropods, then that pushes the origin of feathers to the very first dinosaurs, before the 2 groups (Ornithischia and the Saurishia/aka meat eaters) split inthe triassic. Very cool, so this could mean that any dinosaur might have been feathered or feathered at some point in it life cycle. Read more here: Tianyulong confuciusi.

So cool!!!!! This image is of a Leptoceratops, not the same dinosaur but on the same branch, I just used it because it's an Ornithischian with feathers, I might have to redo it now that this new find shows feathers all over....

Best,

Brett

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sketches for the new project





These are for the people who don't want to listen to my rants;) Some character design for the new Vampire Huntress project. Still no new info, but we might just do a graphic Novel of this and not the single issues. It sort of depends on time, I don't want to rush this out, lots of monsters:)

Best,

Brett

Oh, F#@% you Popie!

I've been tired of hearing all the religious crap going around, mostly bad like the Catholic Church excommunicating the people who had that poor little 9 year old girl's pregnancy (through rape from her stepfather) terminated. She was 9!!!! Or the stuff with a guy in the Arab world (the country escapes me right now but it might be Saudi Arabia) were he got 20 years for saying the Koran supports equal rights for women (the religious world putting down women and the people who support their rights, how shocking!) And then of course was the Jesus face that 'appeared' on a seat cushion a Priest was sitting on (WOW how amazing... a cushion... how holy.) But then I read this:

"You can't resolve it with the distribution of condoms," the pope told reporters aboard the Alitalia plane headed to Yaounde, Cameroon, where he will begin a seven-day pilgrimage on the continent. "On the contrary, it increases the problem."

That is from his royal Popieness himself, the Emperor from Star Wars... He is right, condoms ALONE won't solve it but they will help tremendously, but then to say they will increase the problem..... I have one thig to say to him. F#@% YOU! I still can't believe people listen to this guy. He lives in a palace while people who esentually worship him go hungry... They hid childmolesters for YEARS, sending known abusres to new churches to abuse more kids... And then to say this to a country were something like 25% of the poplulation has HIV... UGH!

This is why I fear religion... not for any supposed 'hell' but for the the 'hell' they bring to everyone around them. Good job Popie, now let hear your informed ideas on how to fix the economy... I hear praying is good for that...

Best,

Brett

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sinraptor

A medium sized theropod from China, it is now thought that this guy was the predecessor of the Carcharadontosaur line.

Best,

Brett

Friday, March 13, 2009

Saurophaganax now in color!


I was watching that Blue Whale special the other day, and was inspired by one of the killer whales I saw. Thus the coloring;)

Best,

Brett

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Saurophaganax 2009


A new early-mid Jurassic theropod from China has re-arranged the status of certain theropods. One intereting thing is that the 'giant Allosaur' Saurophaganax gets booted out of the Allosaurs and into the Sinraptors, right before they turned into the giant Carcharadontosaurs. So, I drew up a new version with a more sinraptor/Carchardontosaur type head (the original fossil material has no head so the Allosaurus head is entirely specilative.)

This caught my fancy earlier today: 7 Dinosaurs you could take in a fight!

Best,

Brett

Monday, March 9, 2009

Non religious now 3rd largest 'religious' group in US

Found this post on Stupid Evil Bastard.

This is from the article:

'• So many Americans claim no religion at all (15%, up from 8% in 1990), that this category now outranks every other major U.S. religious group except Catholics and Baptists. In a nation that has long been mostly Christian, “the challenge to Christianity … does not come from other religions but from a rejection of all forms of organized religion,” the report concludes.'

So can we now STOP the Christian nation crap, get the religion and partisan BS OUT of politics and try to fix this mess... please!?!

Best,

Brett

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Lovecraftian School Board Member Wants Madness Added To Curriculum

ARKHAM, MA—Arguing that students should return to the fundamentals taught in the Pnakotic Manuscripts and the Necronomicon in order to develop the skills they need to be driven to the very edge of sanity, Arkham school board member Charles West continued to advance his pro-madness agenda at the district's monthly meeting Tuesday.

Read the rest.

I thought this was especially funny:

The controversial school board member reportedly interrupted a heated discussion about adding fresh fruit to school lunches in order to bring his motion to the table. With the aid of a flip chart, West laid out his six-point plan for increased madness, which included field trips to the medieval metaphysics department at Miskatonic University, instruction in the incantations of Yog-Sothoth, and a walkathon sponsored by local businesses to raise money for the freshman basketball program.

Also this:

"We already changed the name of the school from Abraham Lincoln High to Nyarlathotep Academy," Perry added. "What more does he want?"

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn! Ia! Ia!

HT Aardvarcheology.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Wolverine for Christopher

Christopher asked why most of the anthros are short haired. Well some are some aren't, it sort of depends on the animal an how hairy they are:) But I do shorten it some on the long haired species so the anatomy can be seen, in this case you'd see no anatomy or even fingers as wolverines are really woolly. If I did them that way they'd be really boring to draw:)

Best,

Brett

Azawakh Anthro

This is actually the first anthro I've done in a long time. Someone asked if I ever draw my own dogs as anthros. While this isn't a specific dog, it is one of our breeds:)

Best,

Brett

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Jonas Brothers Purity Rings!

I saw this on MadTV this weekend. It made my day. If you're overly religious or sensitive don't watch, but for the rest of you who don't care for the Jonas it's pretty damn funny!








Best,

Brett

Monday, March 2, 2009

Deltadromeus in color

I've been trying to finish this thing off for about 2 weeks, my head finally seemed OK this evening so I was able to erase what I needed to (it took about 15 minutes. It sucks to have too wait 2 weeks to finish this off, damn headaches.)

Best,

Brett

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Chilantaisaurus

Based on very fragmentary remains. This animals has been tossed from group of meat eating dinosaurs to another. Right now it's considered a primitive spinosaur. More info here!

Best,

Brett