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Styracosaurus by Heyriel Styracosaurus by Heyriel
Here it is; the finished version of the WIP from yesterday*! :squee:
It's my entry to a small contest hosted by the german Let's Play-ers Gronkh and Sarazar, the theme is 'your favourite Dinosaur'. First thought was Triceratops (of course), but Wikipedia had some cool images of other subspecies of the Ceratopsidae with pretty-er horns and patterns, so I ended up choosing the Styracosaurus! (Which also has the benefit of being quadruped and bulky while it's also rather agile~ perfect.)
Getting a good composition was a pain in the *ss, it took about 30 sketches and the additional brain-power of ~Ilumeos to get what you're seeing there. Choosing colors and doing the dinosaur went very quickly and without problems (2h) though, but I'm not entirely sadisfied with the plants...they weren't supposed to be super detailed since the focus is on the animal, but still, a bit more...realism would have been nice. Oh well, practice is calling!

The results of the contest will be announced between 6 and 7pm on Friday -while I'm in Bremen watching Hamlet. Meh. Wish me luck guys! I can't even say how epic and key-smashin'-awesome it would be to get the image at least shown, even if I don't win. The thought alone akes me super-giddy, though I try not to expect anything. :love:

Comments are appreciated as always! :la:

Photoshop CS4, Wacom Intuos 4, 6-8h
*The process:
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:iconsameerprehistorica:
SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist
Nicely done
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:iconheyriel:
Heyriel Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconbhut:
bhut Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
You made it look very colorful. Nice.
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:iconheyriel:
Heyriel Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbhut:
bhut Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
You're welcome.
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:iconterraraptor:
Terraraptor Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Very cool. I love the colors.
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:iconheyriel:
Heyriel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconthe-blonde-pony-bear:
The-Blonde-Pony-Bear Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing well done! :wow:
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NativeShadow Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank GOD you didn't call it a Triceratops :XD:

Almost everyone I know will call anything that has a resemblence to a Triceratops, a Triceratops :P Fantastic job by the way! :clap:
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:iconpollenstern:
Pollenstern Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cant remeber but have you won something??? i think so
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:iconheyriel:
Heyriel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I won an access code to Primal Canage -unfortunately, as it turns out, my pc is too old for it though *le sigh*
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:iconpollenstern:
Pollenstern Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh but you have won something cx I wanna send Sarazar an Assisians Creed 3 T-Shirt (das bei mir noch rumliegt xDD)
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suohii Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Wow!! This is wonderful! c:
Your style is amazing and I just love the colors you used on this pic! The anatomy is awesomesauce!!! <:U
Stunning work!
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:iconheyriel:
Heyriel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm really happy you enjoy it :love:
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:iconsuohii:
suohii Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
You're welcome! c:
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:icondragonfly1991:
dragonfly1991 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist
I've seen this in the live-stream...and now i find it on deviantart...very nice work! :)
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:iconheyriel:
Heyriel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It still makes me giddy to think that so many people saw it there xD
Thank you, glad you like it <3
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beauty. :) Great colors, nice form and weight to this critter. One of my fav dinos. ;)
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:iconheyriel:
Heyriel Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sure thing! :D
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:icontheonetruesircharles:
TheOneTrueSirCharles Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the colors!
Styracosaurus is one of my favorite ceratopsians.
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:iconheyriel:
Heyriel Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!:D
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:icontheonetruesircharles:
TheOneTrueSirCharles Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work! Really love your composition choice. :)
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:iconheyriel:
Heyriel Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much -glad you think so :)
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:icondino-mario:
Dino-Mario Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic Sttracosaurus!
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:iconheyriel:
Heyriel Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:icondino-mario:
Dino-Mario Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry:Styracosaurus
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:iconlunchi:
Lunchi Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
how beautiful! I like how realistic it looks.
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:iconheyriel:
Heyriel Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks <3
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:iconbrandonspilcher:
BrandonSPilcher Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorite dino is T. Rex, but I love both your Styrac's coloration and the jungle backdrop!
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:iconheyriel:
Heyriel Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad you enjoy it c:
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:iconseraphi91:
Seraphi91 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow! This looks amazing!
The progress you've made with your pics is just amazing. I'm so jealous. xD
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:iconheyriel:
Heyriel Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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:iconsighthoundlady:
sighthoundlady Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's gorgeous! I love dinosaurs. :heart:
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:iconheyriel:
Heyriel Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! Kinda sad that they went extinct...just imagine a herd of these grazing in the african savannah Cx
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Sanglamore Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Omg omg omg omg!!! Hey you always outdo yourself!!!!! Oh my gosh, i am blown away! Everything i see from you gets better and better. The anatomy is spot on!!!!! :clap:
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:iconheyriel:
Heyriel Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :squee:
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:iconsymrea:
Symrea Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You could defintely win with that. Stycratosaurus... Hehe, my fave tends to be either a carcadontasaurus, utaraptor, velociraptor, baryonex, allosaurus or the spinosaurus. Okay I like most of them. XD
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:iconheyriel:
Heyriel Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Those are frigging badass! -just sadly not suitable as pets >>
And thanks c:
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:iconsymrea:
Symrea Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. No jurassic parks thanks. XD
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:iconnazus-98:
Nazus-98 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really beautifull!
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:iconheyriel:
Heyriel Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks c:
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CicadaOkami Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Wow, so pretty! I have to say that, even though my personal favourite is a Veloceraptor, Styracosaurus are amazing dinosaurs as well.

And good luck!
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:iconheyriel:
Heyriel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D Veloceraptors are also really cool, yep. Terrific hunters -and said to be very intelligent as well, not the kind you want to hang around in our time xD
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CicadaOkami Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
No probs! Personally, I have no idea why I've always like them, to be honest xD. I remember when I was playing with others when I was little and we were playing dinosaur games, I always chose to be a Veloceraptor. I think its because I liked impersonating them, to be honest xD.
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Ojanassassin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice work man your very talented
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:iconheyriel:
Heyriel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! <3
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:iconojanassassin:
Ojanassassin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your welcom
Take a look at my gallery if you like
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