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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
5%
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 6 hours ago  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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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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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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:iconouroboros-491:
Hey Tapir, I saw this and thought of you.
imgur.com/ZCJDqs1
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
This converges near-perfectly on an Alternasaur design I was considering last week...  :omg:

Thanks for the reference!
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lepapestmort Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
I have rarely seen gallery that interests me as much as yours.
J'aime beaucoup.
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
Thank you so much, I am very happy you like it!
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