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RedMarch- WP- Supertank by Harry-the-Fox
RedMarch- WP- Supertank
The ultra-basic draft for a super-unit in the game RED MARCH. Mainly to show a possible layout for all the listed weapons.
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Spinosaurus and T-Rex Size Comparison by Harry-the-Fox
Spinosaurus and T-Rex Size Comparison
My new Spinosaurus aegyptiacus: based on the recent exciting discovery by Nizar Ibrahim and Paul Sereno that turned all scientific understanding about this creature upside down.
The most unusual and arguably important part of this discovery was the unusually small pelvis and hind limbs relative to the size of the other parts of this creature, with broad, flat claws and feet (usually occurs in webbed-foot animals)- indicating that Spinosaurus was in fact the first dinosaur ever known to be aquatic (and also likely the first known quadrupedal theropod). Such a lifestyle had strong evidence from previous fossil records (including remains of various fish in its stomach, previously discovered crocodile-esqe jaws, and the fact these fossils keep appearing in areas with abundant ocean life, but not-quite as frequent terrestrial lifeforms). However, no evidence it was actually a swimmer appeared until this discovery- forcing scientists beforehand to presume that if it had consistent body proportions to other theropods,  it would have  behaved like a stork.

In this image, rather than conforming to an estimated scale, I instead based the image precisely off the computerized anatomical reconstruction displayed with the study, and then scaled up to approximately match the specific scale of:
The length of entire head (estimated to be roughly the same length as a man)- here shown at exactly 1.7m
The longest spine bone at 7 feet long (at a slant).
The overall length of the creature depicted here is almost 16m long- which roughly matches the length estimated in the study.
Note, the length of the legs is based directly off the original scale presented by Dr Ibrahim. Some debate had arisen when professional skeletal reconstruction expert Scott Hartman raised an issue with the depicted scale of the legs and pelvis in the computer-generated image compared to the numerical measurements stated in the study; rescaling the legs and pelvis to match. Dr Ibrahim replied that this was the scale generated by the computer itself based on CT scans of the bones, and the appearance of being shorter is partly due to the angles of the bones viewed from a 2D perspective. In this image, I simply decided to err towards the original CT scan.

That aside, in fleshing-out the animal I depicted a fairly thick layer of muscle, fat and skin, leaving a streamlined animal. The sail on its back is shown smooth and wrapped in muscles (rather than bony with a membrane: makes more sense that its back muscles spanned the entire spine, especially if it was an active swimmer- my guess is that the spine simply acted like a fin- like a shark or dolphin). In my opinion, the tail may very likely have had additional elongated tissue or possibly even dorsal spines to act as a paddle- BUT I have decided to omit any stylish touches until any evidence comes to light (so far scientists have very few tail vertebrae- and are forced to, once again, defer to other Spinasauroids- which had rather typical tail bones. The colour is a mix between pied (like Orcas and most sharks) along with black/white banded (sea snakes). Both very typical colours of aquatic life, and perfect for a swimming predator.

Added for good measure is my recently completed Tyrannosaurus to put the Spinosaurus to scale. This animal is shown at precisely 12m long, with a 1.5m long head (about the largest they got).
While other mega-theropods (Giganotosaurus, Maposaurus) have yet to be completed, I would point out that these animals are more-or-less the same size as T-Rex based on extensive measurements by Scott Hartman.
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Tyrannosaurus Scale by Harry-the-Fox
Tyrannosaurus Scale
Finally back and had some time to work again!
To celebrate I wanted to revisit some of my old concepts and redo them more professionally.
The first in the series is my old favourite, Tyrannosaurus Rex!

What you see here is an extremely accurate depiction (referring precisely to accurate skeletal reconstructions- mostly side-shots in museums) and scale (using a custom ruler measuring in meters) of Tyrannosaurus Rex.
The skull is precisely 1.5m and the overall animal precisely 12m. Standing next to it is an exact 1.8m human (used as the template to program the ruler).

Some interesting facts:
*The statement about the size of the T-Rex relative to terrestrial therapods is true. Experts have calculated the weight of Tyrannosaurus Rex and  Giganotosaurus carolinii, with varying results describing either creature as being the heaviest (and consequently, largest). It should be noted that Giganotosaurus has greater length but a narrower, sleeker body than T-Rex. In other words, one is elongated and sleek, the other short and stocky; but almost the same size- making these calculations difficult. Spinosaurus aegyptiacus was substantially larger than either animal- but has recently been discovered to be the first known (semi) aquatic dinosaur- so it technically isn't a 'terrestrial' theropod per se.

-Contrary to long-held myths, T-Rex's arms were far from weak or useless. Investigation of the bones suggested extreme musculature likely to exert considerable strength. (My guess is it would use these to support its body when lying down to sleep or rest). As a result, rather than follow the depiction of scrawny dessicated arms, I have depicted them with more substantial bulk. Similarly, it had extremely potent jaws inflicting the heaviest bite of any land-animal ever known- more than powerful enough to break bone (further aided by thick, serrated pickaxe-shaped teeth).

-Despite growing to a similar size as a modern African Bush Elephant (image coming soon), Tyrannosaurus, like many other dinosaurs had hollow bones and would have hugely reduced its weight. Despite being hollow, these bones were extremely strong and sturdy- and unlikely to have impeded its strength at all. In other words, it would have been much lighter on its feet than it looks (and unlikely to have been a slow, awkward creature as occasionally depicted- adding further discredit to the theory- elephants, rhinos and hippos can run extremely fast too!)

-Digressing a bit- many people don't realize that modern elephants are actually very hairy animals- merely the hairs become more sparse between exposed skin as the elephant grows (this is because larger animals have more surface area to absorb heat, and thus have less use for insulating hair or feathers). Many scientists have proposed a similar model of growth for T-Rex, particularly as evidence indicates the Tyrannosauroid family was heavily feathered- yet skin fossils of T-Rex itself indicated bare (scaly) skin. Thus, I depicted an animal that had both- or, simply had the same answer as an elephant, with thick, sparse quills poking out its back and sides.

Hope you like it.
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HellWorld Teaser- Bone Factory by Harry-the-Fox
HellWorld Teaser- Bone Factory
A tiny portion of my upcoming masterpiece: HELLWORLD.

I wanted to depict a modern visage of Hell, departing from classical fire and brimstone towards something losely interpreted in Norse Mythology (a dark, cold, poisonous world of death).
This is based on a drawing I did almost a decade ago, that I have painstakingly scanned and replaced with as high-detail digital painting as I could manage- and have pushed myself quite far.

Hope you like it!
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Megalodon by Harry-the-Fox
Megalodon
Disclaimer: This depicts only more conservative estimates- if you wish to look at LARGER size estimates, (or comment on 'someone said it could be even bigger') please go to my OTHER chart using the following link:
harry-the-fox.deviantart.com/a…

Anyway, here it is, in time for Shark Month- MEGALODON!
As stated in the description, this is an animal that scientists are forced to reconstruct from basically nothing (it's teeth and a few traces of vertebrae), and usually model this animal on its nearest relative, the modern Great White Shark.
While I normally don't do reconstructions of animals with scant remains, some animals are far too spectacular to turn down.

Because only its teeth are in good condition, scientists typically try to calculate this animals size based on its teeth (by comparing the relative size of a Great White's own teeth to its body length).
Different comparative measurements (based on some consistent size ratios in modern sharks) are used- either measuring a specific part of the tooth (eg the slant height). The more reliable measurements have potentially placed this shark between 13m to 16.5m long, with the majority of these falling in about 14m-15.5m. Even at 13m long, it would have been larger than any other prehistoric predator suited for large prey- except maybe the Leviatan Melville. Animals like Predator X or the Mososaurs clearly exceeded these lengths, but were more elongated and overall likely smaller. Sperm Whales and the mega-large Ichthyosaurs greatly exceeded this size, as do most baleen whales (both also predators).

I decided to try a similar-ish approach to try to scale it up: amateurish, but also based on established scientific estimates of the parts, and I imagine a lot of less-formal estimates have done something similar (though possibly it might end up being the more flamboyant estimates).
All this using a programmed ruler tool within Photoshop to ensure everything was accurate (and so long as the final version fit within the above measurements, I should be fine- if not, I would check to see what went wrong):
Basically, I built the animal from the teeth up.
Using an extensive amount of photographs of the teeth and jaws of Megalodon and Great Whites, I reconstructed the Megaladon's teeth (to be exactly the same size as real-life using the ruler and the man's hand- a LOT of Megalodon reconstructions enthusiastically scale a great white up to an alleged Megalodon size- and the jumbo teeth are a giveaway they over-sized it).
Then I followed suit using jaw reconstructions, ensuring the teeth were the correct size (and the reconstructions more closely followed the compacted, powerful form of a great white- many, in an attempt to insinuate a bigger size, give it a stretched out jaw that would have a harder time biting into powerful prey). From there I combined photos and anatomical charts (From scientific, scholarly sources) to map out how the jaws actually fit inside a great white- and appllied them to my jaw reconstruction (the jaws are mostly internal, and are just in front of the gill organs- only the rear vents visible).
Then I just started painting based on these (clicking and dragging to ensure they were exact). Luckilly, I also had a photo-accurate Great White Shark I depicted earlier to further assist (check it out, it's awesome).
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The end result I got was approximately 15.5m - 16m long. Which means that so long as the Megalodon fit a Great White Shark's body, this reconstruction should be fairly accurate to the more scientific estimates.
Hope you like it.
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The joke is I didn't submit an April Fool's artwork this year (but as I did two last year, it makes up for it)!

(In truth I'm a bit tied up with assignments and an apprenticeship this year)

Anyway, let's hope the internet came up with better pranks than "We found the missing Malaysian Air plane" today.
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: DEATH METAL and chillout
  • Reading: Uni shit
  • Watching: Doomsday Prepper (funny shit)
  • Playing: Nothing- have to work
  • Eating: Random junk
  • Drinking: Thai Tea

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Harry-the-Fox
Harry Wilson
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FAQ

1) Can I use your artworks?
My answer is usuially... Yes! Just ask for permission first, and what you plan to do with it, and ensure you retain my watermarks on it.
Non-profit use I often allow- but IF you are making something for profit, I do expect to be PAID :P

2- Do you take commissions or sell publishing rights to existing images?
YES. ALL of them! Notable past clients I have done this with include Penguin (Dorling Kingsley), Deisterweg and Ken Derby!
Also, if you want alterations, you will be happy to read my * point in the next question :)

3- How do you work?
In Photoshop (using layers). I simply draw the sketch, colour in beneath it, and apply 'attached' layers over the base colour for shading and such. Each character or object is often a (complete) stand alone layer I do separately and reposition in the overall artwork later- designed so I can move it around where I want, and alter the colour as required. Because I ALWAYS retain the original photoshop file, I can alter the images to suit any new preferences easily.
*In other words, if you wanted an image with the Spinosaurus by itself, I would simply click and drag it onto a new background in mere seconds (it is actually complete and high-detailed).

4) I noticed an error on your works- mind if I chime in?
YES! You are most welcome! I have had some excellent feedback about horizontal Titanosaur posture, and corrected Russian translations in the past, among many other excellent suggestions that have been a huge benefit.
-My only gripe are people who are upset at feathered dinosaurs or <20m Megalodons.

5) Are you a Furry?
NO. The ears are a joke.

6) Are you a metal-head?
HELL YEh!!
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SquidEmpire Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work, I especially love the RA concepts :)
Also always nice to see another 'strayan round here.
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Harry-the-Fox Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers! :D
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Sinornithosaurus Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Harry-the-Fox Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Happy birthday!
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Harry-the-Fox Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
:) (Smile) 
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Terring Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Happy birthday :D
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Harry-the-Fox Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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