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Microraptor-gui-noct-A by aspidel Microraptor-gui-noct-A by aspidel
"Moonlight and Cretaceous Fairy Tail" - yes, there's a word game =D

Another famous "four-wings", Microraptor gui. A bit of a Mesozoic fairy, isn't it? ;)

I've drawn that piece while the Iraq War was beginning, and I worked again a bit on it today.

And YES, THE PALEOARTIST IS FREE TO REACT AGAINST THE STUPIDITY & THE ABSURDITY OF HUMAN WARS IN AN ARTISTIC WAY, WITH LOVE AND POETRY!

Nevermind. It's done, commented and uploaded, and all is signed - ASPIDEL.

EDIT: Here's an awesome photo of the real thing. The snout is fake and should be longer: [link]
But this aside, it's the best ref you can find for Microraptor gui.
(and a good way for me to save the URL so it's easy to forward it to who needs this photo) :D
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:iconmmoto53:
Mmoto53 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
wow this is simply amazing!! the black and white contrast looks great and the background reminds me of the Pandoran flora (from Avatar). the whole scene looks very fairytale-ish and simply adorable!! definitely a fav!! :]
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:iconraptorrevenge:
raptorrevenge Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
Astounding and adorable. Love it!!
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:iconcelestialwingedlion:
CelestialWingedLion Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
That is truly beautiful and amazing. :heart:
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:iconrestrainedraptor:
RestrainedRaptor Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006   Digital Artist
Eerin said everything I wanted to say :aww: I wish I could fav this 1000 times! It's so stunning and emotional =)
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:icondunne:
Dunne Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
Its so cuddly!

Faved

Its like those clasic sci-fi styled illustrations where they pressed the pencil down all over the place, really neat-o!
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:iconowossoharpist:
OwossoHarpist Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the best! :thumbsup:
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:iconcorysaur:
Corysaur Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006  Professional General Artist
And here you are calling my backgrounds detailed! ;P
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:iconaspidel:
aspidel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well, come on, yes they are, compared to much artwork I see on DA. Of course yours is more a comic style, but yet well detailed.
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:iconlmcolver:
LMColver Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2006
That is so beautiful. :)
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:iconarchteryx:
ArchTeryx Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005
It's a very nice picture, one of the better dino pictures I've seen.

Reminds me quite a bit about an old game called Lost Eden, actually, where dinosaurs and humans lived together more or less in harmony.
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:iconaspidel:
aspidel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.
There's a bit of what you said, yeah.
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:iconarchteryx:
ArchTeryx Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005
Really? You remember Lost Eden?

The game itself was not that good, but I very much loved the quirky pteranodon narrator, and the music was simply superb. I still am looking for the soundtrack to it.
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:iconaspidel:
aspidel Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uh, nope, not the video games cuz I don't play video games. But the idea of the piece was about harmony, yeah.
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:iconangelfire226:
angelfire226 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005
In a word, "FABULOUS"! Need I say more? :)
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:iconaspidel:
aspidel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my preferred pieces I must say.
Also, thanks for the fav's.
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:iconangelfire226:
angelfire226 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005
Your artwork is impeccable, and inspired. You have a gift for art, as I have for the written word. Don't ever lose your pencils, and you're very welcome. :)
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:icongracewillard:
GraceWillard Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
This is awesome :+favlove:
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:iconaspidel:
aspidel Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcheetahtrout:
cheetahtrout Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is so wonderful and detailed! (and cute by the way...)
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:iconaspidel:
aspidel Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch and the fav's!
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:iconpunakylkirastas:
Punakylkirastas Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2004
WOW. Full of details. o_O Brilliant picture. ^^
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:iconewilloughby:
EWilloughby Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2004  Professional General Artist
That is excellent. The detail and quality are superb!
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:iconaspidel:
aspidel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. This is also my preferred piece of this archive.
Archive, cuz yeah, this account is now dead.
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:iconewilloughby:
EWilloughby Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004  Professional General Artist
You have some serious talent. It's saddening to see that you're abandoning your account, though I'm sure you have your reasons. I wish I could see more of your art, though.
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:iconaspidel:
aspidel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a Dinosauricon account here: [link]
There's more there than here.
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:iconslategray:
SlateGray Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
The saccharineness of it all! *Gets all overklempt*

Very very nice work, Aspidel.
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:iconaspidel:
aspidel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your comment, Crow.
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Raptorine Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2004
I LOVE this! It's cute and lovey-dovey yet sharp and amazingly detailed. DETAILED. Wow. I can only imagine the time it took to complete. Beautiful. :+fav: *skitters off to check out the rest of the gallery*
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:iconaspidel:
aspidel Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That took much time. That's been my reaction when the Iraq war begun.
Thanks for the fav and the dev watch.
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:iconidalarsenart:
IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
aww..their sweet :D
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:iconmirroreyesserval:
mirroreyesserval Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2003   Digital Artist
*loves* *loves*....*loves some more*. Beautiful! =^^=
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:iconaspidel:
aspidel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks, MirrorEyesServal. It's one of my preferred drawings out of all the paleo scenes I've done.
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roedeer Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2003
Astounding, simply astounding. The fact that it's not done on scratchboard is also a little... How should I put it? It's hard to fathom, I suppose. I can only imagine how much time and devotion went into this piece(not that your other pieces were left neglected.)

Favored by me, anyway.
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:iconaspidel:
aspidel Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks for your comments and the fav, Roedeer.
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:iconaledonrex:
aledonrex Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2003
Very good work! fav+
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:iconaspidel:
aspidel Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav, Aledonrex.
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gigadramon Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2003
How can I describe the emotion that is here in this picture?
Dinosaurs can teach human how to love.... *feels poetic*

I cannot describe with any words the way I feel looking at this, so I fill just :+favlove: this ^_-.
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:iconaspidel:
aspidel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You just got ALL I've put in it, Eerin. From you, I'm not surprised at all. Many thanks.
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:iconmuetze:
muetze Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing detail on the background again.. looks very magical.. like it a lot
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:iconaspidel:
aspidel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks David, and thanks for the favourite! :)
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dulistno9 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2003
I asume this is scratch board right?
Well, it is wonderful. I love the details.
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:iconaspidel:
aspidel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nope, it's pencil on Bristol paper. And scanner settings. And 2 hours PSP for " normal" effects. =D
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