Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Elasmosaurus platyurus by Kana-hebi Elasmosaurus platyurus by Kana-hebi
The very, very, VERY long-necked Elasmosaurus platyurus. It should look more familiar to the people freaking out about more robust, fat plesiosaurs like my reconstruction of Polycotylus
Add a Comment:
 
:iconwdghk:
WDGHK Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good job. I like spotted pattern on the neck.
Reply
:iconxstreamchaosofficial:
XStreamChaosOfficial Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Beautiful!
Reply
:iconkana-hebi:
Kana-hebi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconconstrict0r12:
Constrict0r12 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes
Reply
:iconggartwork:
GGArtwork Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
THOSE COLORS! 😩
Reply
:iconcmipalaeo:
CMIPalaeo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
What an incredible restoration of this sea monster! It's striking without being flashy, which seems very realistic for a giant animal like this. Beautiful! 
Reply
:iconinkgink:
InkGink Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing coloration! 
Reply
:iconpcawesomeness:
PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
Yes!

Eel-like plesiosaurs for the win!
Reply
:iconnacrethemonster:
Nacrethemonster Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
I love it
Reply
:icontitanorex:
TitanoRex Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
where the paddles always that small?
Reply
:iconkana-hebi:
Kana-hebi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
Elasmosaurus platyurus have relatively small extremities... when compared to other plesiosaurs. 
Reply
:iconpcawesomeness:
PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
They're just spread out to the side.
Reply
:iconacepredator:
acepredator Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
It's still very different from the typical, shrinkwrapped depictions. Looks a lot more formidable.
Reply
:iconkana-hebi:
Kana-hebi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
Glad you like. 
Reply
:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Fun to see a "classic" sea monster in a new light! :) Great work!
Reply
:iconkana-hebi:
Kana-hebi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you
Reply
:icondontknowwhattodraw94:
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice how you made the neck still muscular enough. Nice work, love that colour pattern :)
Reply
:iconowlbaskingshark:
Owlbaskingshark Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the neck is thicc af
Reply
:icond-juan:
D-Juan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Student General Artist
It needs to move, maybe even at high speed to catch the prey, so its accurate (and also thick is good)
Reply
:iconowlbaskingshark:
Owlbaskingshark Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know
Reply
:iconjurassicjacob:
JurassicJacob Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
I like how you have still given it some thickness in the neck. Also the patterning on its neck is beautiful too, any particular reason for adding it?
Reply
:iconkana-hebi:
Kana-hebi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
The addition of adipose tissue still follows Frey et al. (2017), but very long necked forms still looked a relatively slender. The pattern of the head is meant to be disruptive as they probably use their head to surprise school of fish or cephalopods before their larger bodies got near. 
Reply
:iconjurassicjacob:
JurassicJacob Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
Yeah. Still, the neck on this looks a lot thicker than normal depictions, I think. We need more fat plesiosaurs!
And as for the patterning, good thinking there.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
February 28
Image Size
137 KB
Resolution
2731×936
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
1,171 (13 today)
Favourites
177 (who?)
Comments
23
×