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If you could have a relatively small (say, 50 lb. fully grown) version of a non-avian/non-theropod-derived herbivorous dinosaur, what type of dinosaur would you want? Feel free to be more specific regarding species in comments. 

24%
14 deviants said Sauropod/prosauropod
20%
12 deviants said Ankylosaur
15%
9 deviants said Ceratopsian/protoceratopsian/psittacosaurid
12%
7 deviants said Stegosaur
10%
6 deviants said Heterodontosaur
7%
4 deviants said Hadrosaur
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3 deviants said I wouldn't want a pet dinosaur because I suck
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2 deviants said Pachycephalosaur
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2 deviants said Other (please specify)

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thomastapir
Thomas Duffy
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United States
Current Residence: Washington State
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Macroscopic
Favourite genre of music: Thrash/Metal
Favourite photographer: Piotr Naskrecki, Art Wolfe, Andrew Zuckerman, Poul Beckmann, David Doubilet, Igor Siwanowicz, Melvyn Yeo
Shell of choice: Chitinous
Wallpaper of choice: Peeling
Skin of choice: Epidermous
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You know, the more I reflect on this the more it's bugging me...Here's one of my crappy posthuman designs from 2008:

Pinniperson by thomastapir

And here's a still from Kevin Smith's Tusk, circa 2014:



What gets me here is not the core concept of a "walrus man"--I'm the first to admit the premise is far from original.  What bothers me is the similarity in these certain specific aesthetic motifs--the shelving brow, hollow sunken eyes, baleful glare, and the distinctive shape of the nostrils.  Coincidence, convergence, parallelism, paranoia--or plagiarism...?  Please give me your honest opinion!

Thanks to :iconbealmeister: for bringing the similarity to my attention.
  • Mood: Contempt
  • Listening to: Lich King: Black Metal Sucks
  • Reading: Chernobyl's Wild Kingdom: Life in the Dead Zone
  • Watching: Baby animal videos 'n shit
  • Playing: Gaiares, Rygar, Magic Sword, Rastan II
  • Eating: Whoppers, hvy pickle hvy onion
  • Drinking: Raspberry x Cherry Vanilla Coke

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thomastapir:iconthomastapir:
"To scorpions, lobsters are mermaids."
Sat Feb 28, 2015, 11:45 PM
thomastapir:iconthomastapir:
I'm doing pretty good with the out-of-body experiences; it's more the "in-body" experience I'm struggling with....
Sat Sep 6, 2014, 7:17 PM
thomastapir:iconthomastapir:
I just saw a recipe for cuttlefish. COOKED IN THEIR OWN INK
Sat Sep 6, 2014, 7:16 PM
CrossDevice:iconcrossdevice:
Sapient Cuttlefish with power armor? Gosh I think my thoughts may be interfering with your dreams : P
Tue Aug 12, 2014, 5:57 AM
thomastapir:iconthomastapir:
I'm having recurring dreams about sapient cuttlefish in powered armor. WHY??
Wed May 7, 2014, 6:11 PM
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Exobio Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Rad stuff man, I don't know how I didn't have you on my watch list already.
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
Wow, likewise!  :omg:  And thank you, I am flattered!
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:iconexobio:
Exobio Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your designs are really unique, I like how mindbending some of them are.
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Aw, thanks!  Mindbending is what we aim for here at Tapir Enterprises.  XP
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NocturnalSea Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
After seeing the recent reconstruction of Hallucigenia with its new head and silly little face, I couldn't help thinking this looked like something you might create.  Especially the video where it rears up.  I could see you doing a giant land-dwelling Hallucigenia that had taken on a sauropod lifestyle.  

rt.com/news/269761-worm-3d-mod…
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
I LOVE the "new" Hallucigenia, and that video!  : D  Hee, I did try turning Hallucigenia into an elephant at one point--or rather, the other way around:
Psychedelephants
Thanks for thinking of me!  How have you been lately?
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NocturnalSea Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha! I love the hallucigenia-elephants.

I've been all right.  Been super-busy taking care of my kid.  I'm a full-time  stay at home parent right now, and my son is super-energetic.  My art output has gotten pretty low since I really only have a few hours at night to work, and I'm often exhausted.  But hopefully things will pick back up when he starts going to school. Though now I've been working on finally self-publishing the novel I've been writing for seven years.

How have you been?
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ilTassista Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
Just curiosity: I was inspired by your art in redesigning ERB's "Tharks." Best!
NeoThark (2 pics) by ilTassista
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John-AM Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
After all this time, I FINALLY did something with your flormingo. [Link] See what you think!
:D
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thomastapir Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Haha, awesome!  I'll check it out.  :)
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